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ART CLASSES AT THE
CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Whether you want to learn how to draw or paint, or you are looking to add to your skill set, the Arts Council is sure to have a class that sparks your imagination!

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Art Classes at the Center for the Arts are for adults ages 18+.

CENTER FOR THE ARTS | 121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC 29730

All classes are held in the Edmund D. Lewandowski Classroom unless otherwise noted.

BOX OFFICE

online | yorkcountyarts.org

by phone | (803) 328-2787

in person | Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730

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ABOUT ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS AT THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Art Classes for adults are geared towards artists who are just starting out. to those who would like to learn new skills, and to those who would like a refresher. 

 

Many classes are offered more than one time. If one doesn't fit into your schedule, you may find that it is offered again at another time.
 

SUPPLIES

Thank you for enrolling in Art Classes for Adults. The class minimum enrollment must be met in order for each class to take place. Please note that this determination will be made the Thursday before the class is set to meet. If the minimum number of students is not met, the class will be cancelled and enrollment fees will be refunded in full.

 

If the class supply list is not linked below, it will be emailed to you on Thursday before class is scheduled to occur.

Art Supply
ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS
 
Expressive Watercolor Landscape with Ida Irby

Expressive Watercolor Landscape with Ida Irby

DATE | Saturday, October 1, 2022

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Learn to express yourself with watercolor painting. This course focuses on architecture and landscape here in Rock Hill. Students will explore textures, colors and icons found in nature. Working in a variety of wet media will improve each student's individual fine art practice. Novice students and practiced artists can continue their personal journey by honing brush and paint control. The lessons explore the essentials of water soluble paint to include: watercolor, ink and acrylics. Students will learn to interpret the dynamic drafting skills such as Linear Perspective and atmospheric perspective.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 25

PRICE

$50

Intro to Clay with Danielle Carelock

Intro to Clay with Danielle Carelock

DATE | Saturday, October, 8, 2022

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Saturday, October 5, 2022

In this introductory workshop, students will learn basic hand-building techniques including but not limited to coil-building, pinch pottery, slab-building, surface design and etcetera. Students will have the opportunity to create unique and useful piece(s) of pottery.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 15

SUPPLY LIST

PRICE

$80

Painting Abstractly with Color Theory with Molly Lastra

Painting Abstractly with Color Theory with Molly Lastra

DATE | Saturday, October 15, 2022

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, , October 12, 2022

Students will learn basic and intermediate skills for color mixing, color theory, mark-making applications, and the development and execution of an abstract acrylic painting on canvas. We will also explore a variety of acrylic mediums.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 15

PRICE

$50

Oil and Cold Wax Painting with Kim Painter

Oil and Cold Wax Painting with Kim Painter

DATE | Saturday, October 22, 2022

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, October 19, 2022

In its most basic form, cold wax painting simply means mixing cold wax with oil color then spreading it on a surface. Cold wax lends itself to abstraction beautifully but can be very useful in landscapes, waterscapes or any visual where translucent or luminous qualities are desired. Class begins with a brief overview of basic building blocks in visual art; color, composition, value, form/structure, brushwork & most important - INTENT. We'll use simple photographs (bring your own or use one supplied by the instructor) to help envision a particular place, feeling or emotion. At the end of the day, you'll have a 16x16 art board ready for hanging & multiple paper pieces suitable for framing.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 10

PRICE

$100

Watercolor Painting with Richard Siegel

Watercolor Painting with Richard Siegel

DATE | Saturday, October 29, 2022

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Wet on wet technique using still life in class and landscape using photos.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 10

PRICE

$70

Painting with Watercolor Made Easy with Brad Sabelli

Painting with Watercolor Made Easy with Brad Sabelli

DATE | Saturday, November 5, 2022

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Learning the basics of painting with this medium including brush techniques, wet on wet, dry on wet, washes, layering, and color mixing. The class will experience several ways to create a personal masterpiece! Class members are encouraged to bring visual images to assist them in subject matter to paint. This is primarily for beginners.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 10

PRICE

$50

Painting Abstractly with Color Theory with Molly Lastra

Painting Abstractly with Color Theory with Molly Lastra

DATE | Saturday, November 12, 2022

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Students will learn basic and intermediate skills for color mixing, color theory, mark-making applications, and the development and execution of an abstract acrylic painting on canvas. We will also explore a variety of acrylic mediums.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 15

PRICE

$50

Oil and Cold Wax Painting with Kim Painter

Oil and Cold Wax Painting with Kim Painter

DATE | Saturday, December 10, 2022

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, December 7, 2022

In its most basic form, cold wax painting simply means mixing cold wax with oil color then spreading it on a surface. Cold wax lends itself to abstraction beautifully but can be very useful in landscapes, waterscapes or any visual where translucent or luminous qualities are desired. Class begins with a brief overview of basic building blocks in visual art; color, composition, value, form/structure, brushwork & most important - INTENT. We'll use simple photographs (bring your own or use one supplied by the instructor) to help envision a particular place, feeling or emotion. At the end of the day, you'll have a 16x16 art board ready for hanging & multiple paper pieces suitable for framing.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 10

PRICE

$100

Figure Drawing in Soft Pastel with Ida Irby

Figure Drawing in Soft Pastel with Ida Irby

DATE | Saturday, January 14, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Figure drawing class will support each student through refining their core fundamentals. This goal is fulfilled through exploring different poses in pastel medium and challenging long pose exercises. Drawing the figure is imperative to learning the human form and including color will help the artist express their ideas to improve individual practice. Figure drawing instruction includes the study of the human form, gesture, and composition. Each class will include a development of vocabulary and art theory. Each student will receive hands-on instruction to support individual creative goals. Novice artists can improve their skills with this pastel course.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 15

PRICE

$50

Intro to Clay with Danielle Carelock

Intro to Clay with Danielle Carelock

DATE | Saturday, January 21, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, January 18, 2023

In this introductory workshop, students will learn basic hand-building techniques including but not limited to coil-building, pinch pottery, slab-building, surface design and etcetera. Students will have the opportunity to create unique and useful piece(s) of pottery.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 15

SUPPLY LIST

PRICE

$80

Figure Drawing in Soft Pastel with Ida Irby

Figure Drawing in Soft Pastel with Ida Irby

DATE | Saturday, January 28, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Figure drawing class will support each student through refining their core fundamentals. This goal is fulfilled through exploring different poses in pastel medium and challenging long pose exercises. Drawing the figure is imperative to learning the human form and including color will help the artist express their ideas to improve individual practice. Figure drawing instruction includes the study of the human form, gesture, and composition. Each class will include a development of vocabulary and art theory. Each student will receive hands-on instruction to support individual creative goals. Novice artists can improve their skills with this pastel course.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 15

PRICE

$50

How to Draw with PrismaColor Pencils with Brad Sabelli

How to Draw with PrismaColor Pencils with Brad Sabelli

DATE | Saturday, February 4, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Discover the various pencil techniques used with this dry medium. Composition and color value will be discussed. Students will experiment with these techniques in drawing landscapes, flora, people, buildings and also abstract works. Instructor will provide a demonstration of various pencil techniques.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 10

PRICE

$50

Expressive Watercolor Landscape with Ida Irby

Expressive Watercolor Landscape with Ida Irby

DATE | Saturday, February 11, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Learn to express yourself with watercolor painting. This course focuses on architecture and landscape here in Rock Hill. Students will explore textures, colors and icons found in nature. Working in a variety of wet media will improve each student's individual fine art practice. Novice students and practiced artists can continue their personal journey by honing brush and paint control. The lessons explore the essentials of water soluble paint to include: watercolor, ink and acrylics. Students will learn to interpret the dynamic drafting skills such as Linear Perspective and atmospheric perspective.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 25

PRICE

$50

Learn to Paint with Acrylics with Brad Sabelli

Learn to Paint with Acrylics with Brad Sabelli

DATE | Saturday, February 18, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Add new tools to your toolbox when you learn basic techniques for painting with acrylics on canvas. Bring a few of your favorite images, photos, and/or 3D subject matter to share with the class. Expect to complete at least 2 finished paintings. The instructor will provide a painting demonstration. This class is for beginners to intermediate attendees.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 10

PRICE

$50

Painting with Watercolor Made Easy with Brad Sabelli

Painting with Watercolor Made Easy with Brad Sabelli

DATE | Saturday, February 25, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Learning the basics of painting with this medium including brush techniques, wet on wet, dry on wet, washes, layering, and color mixing. The class will experience several ways to create a personal masterpiece! Class members are encouraged to bring visual images to assist them in subject matter to paint. This is primarily for beginners.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 10

PRICE

$50

Painting Landscapes with Acrylics for Everyone! with Brad Sabelli

Painting Landscapes with Acrylics for Everyone! with Brad Sabelli

DATE | Saturday, March 4, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Learn the primary techniques of acrylic painting as well as the fundamentals of composition. Brushes as well as pallet knives will be used in creating these images. At least 2 completed paintings are to be expected. Discussion on composition will be ongoing. Instructor will provide a demo.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 10

PRICE

$50

Basic Drawing in 5 Easy Steps with Brad Sabelli

Basic Drawing in 5 Easy Steps with Brad Sabelli

DATE | Saturday, March 11, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Introduction to drawing techniques. Fundamentals of composition, line, value, perspective, shape and form. Art exercises will reflect primarily representational drawing from observation, experimentation, and photos. Class will create the following types of sketches: gesture drawing, single point perspective, positive and negative spaces and landscapes.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 10

PRICE

$50

Around The Table: Exploring Function and Food with Danielle Carelock

Around The Table: Exploring Function and Food with Danielle Carelock

DATE | Saturday, March 18, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Food plays a large role in our daily lives, in this class students will have a beginner to intermediate experience with clay, where they will explore functional ware as it relates to the serving of food. This workshop comes in tandem with a Ceramics Monthly feature written by the instructor which can be found on her website. Students will have the opportunity to create unique and functional serving vessels to be glazed and fired later.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 15

SUPPLY LIST

PRICE

$100

How to Draw with PrismaColor Pencils with Brad Sabelli

How to Draw with PrismaColor Pencils with Brad Sabelli

DATE | Saturday, March 25, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Discover the various pencil techniques used with this dry medium. Composition and color value will be discussed. Students will experiment with these techniques in drawing landscapes, flora, people, buildings and also abstract works. Instructor will provide a demonstration of various pencil techniques.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 10

PRICE

$50

Painting with Watercolor Made Easy with Brad Sabelli

Painting with Watercolor Made Easy with Brad Sabelli

DATE | Saturday, April 15, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Learning the basics of painting with this medium including brush techniques, wet on wet, dry on wet, washes, layering, and color mixing. The class will experience several ways to create a personal masterpiece! Class members are encouraged to bring visual images to assist them in subject matter to paint. This is primarily for beginners.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 10

PRICE

$50

Learn to Paint with Acrylics with Brad Sabelli

Learn to Paint with Acrylics with Brad Sabelli

DATE | Saturday, April 22, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Add new tools to your toolbox when you learn basic techniques for painting with acrylics on canvas. Bring a few of your favorite images, photos, and/or 3D subject matter to share with the class. Expect to complete at least 2 finished paintings. The instructor will provide a painting demonstration. This class is for beginners to intermediate attendees.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 10

PRICE

$50

Painting Landscapes with Acrylics for Everyone! with Brad Sabelli

Painting Landscapes with Acrylics for Everyone! with Brad Sabelli

DATE | Saturday, April 29, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Learn the primary techniques of acrylic painting as well as the fundamentals of composition. Brushes as well as pallet knives will be used in creating these images. At least 2 completed paintings are to be expected. Discussion on composition will be ongoing. Instructor will provide a demo.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 10

PRICE

$50

Around The Table: Exploring Function and Food with Danielle Carelock

Around The Table: Exploring Function and Food with Danielle Carelock

DATE | Saturday, May 6, 2023

TIME | 10 AM - 2 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE | Saturday, May 3, 2023

Food plays a large role in our daily lives, in this class students will have a beginner to intermediate experience with clay, where they will explore functional ware as it relates to the serving of food. This workshop comes in tandem with a Ceramics Monthly feature written by the instructor which can be found on her website. Students will have the opportunity to create unique and functional serving vessels to be glazed and fired later.

SKILL LEVEL | Beginner to Intermediate

MAX ENROLLMENT | 15

SUPPLY LIST

PRICE

$100