"Bringing Art to the People and People to the Arts"

Upcoming Classes

Register online by clicking the links below. All registrations and payments must be made online in advance of the class. Questions? 864-710-6593

Simple Clay Forms

Date: Tuesday, March 19 (6-9pm)
Cost: $35 ($30 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Wendy Converse

Learn about three traditional forming techniques - pinch, coil, and slab - as we explore both functional vessels and non-functional sculpture. Demonstrations will begin the class, then participants will be free to explore each building technique at their own pace. Clay, glaze, tools and firing costs are included in the price of the class. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty… clay will wash off, but some clay may stain light colored fabrics. Bring an apron or a smock if you prefer.

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Let It Flow

Date: Thursday, March 21 (1:30-3:30pm)
Cost: $45 ($40 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Diane Williams

Come prepared for an explosion of color! Our members can't get enough of Acrylic Pours with Diane Williams. This versatile technique requires no previous art experience and the results are pure dramatic fun and surprise.

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Create Photos Like a Pro with Your iPhone

Date: Saturday, March 23 (11-3) & Sunday, March 24 (1-5)
Cost: $70 ($65 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Erdal Caba

Two-day workshop in which you will learn tips, tricks, and iPhone features in order to take professional photographs. Erdal is an excellent, patient instructor who will make you feel excited and confident as you learn composition, lighting, and editing---- and you will download the free and inexpensive apps you need to amaze ! You will receive a comprehensive manual and will practice in-class exercises. Bring a friend and treat yourself to this class you've always wanted and did not think existed! This class is for iphones only. Registration & payment is required online in advance.

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Pysanky Easter Eggs

Date: 2 Dates Available: Fri, Mar 29 (1-4pm) or Sat, Mar 30 (10am-1pm)
Cost: $35 ($30 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Donna Juras

Join Donna Juras in creating beautiful eggs in time for Easter. Beginners are welcome. Removing the wax is like unwrapping a Christmas present at Easter! All you will need to bring is 2 MEDIUM sized eggs and your patience. The eggs must be room temperature - uncooked - uncracked. Pictures will be provided to spark your creativity.

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Pen & Ink Cityscape for Men

Date: Saturday, April 6 (10am-1pm)
Cost: $30 ($25 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Jim Juras

No drawing experience necessary but fun factor is guaranteed. This class is designed for men to learn the basics of Pen and Ink sketching. Bring a favorite travel photo of a cityscape or pictures will be provided.

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Alcohol Inks

Date: Thursday, April 11 (1-4pm)
Cost: $60 ($55 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Deb King

This remains one of our most popular classes for good reason! Deb is a favorite instructor and students never tire of the brilliant color and thrilling blend and flow of the inks. You will complete several projects and go home with a fever to buy some inks! Wear an old shirt, bring some paper towels --all other materials included.

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Butterfly Tower for Your Garden

Date: Friday, April 12 (10am-4pm)
Cost: $70 ($65 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Diana Winuk

This delightful project comes to you pre-painted and sanded with the holes drilled and ready for its occupants! A 40" tower in your choice of colors (blue, yellow, orange, or white) and you will paint it with all the whimsy you can muster. You will choose the designs---stencils provided if you want them. Put this charming decoration in your garden, on your porch or in your sun room---anywhere you want to wow your friends. You will go away singing Diana's praises!! (Picture shows 2 sides of tower)
Registration cut-off Friday, April 5 to give Diana time to prepare the towers in your colors.

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Coil Creations

Date: Saturday, April 13 (10am-3pm)
Cost: $50 ($45 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Wendy Converse

Back by popular demand... Spend your Saturday in the clay studio learning a traditional hand-building technique to create unique coil pots and sculptures. Coil building has been used to shape clay into vessels for many thousands of years in locations ranging from Africa to Greece and China to New Mexico. We'll begin by looking at the history of this unique art form, then begin work on our own designs. Coils will be hand rolled, then stacked, pinched, pushed and locked in place to create interesting silhouettes for our functional and sculptural designs. Students will complete at least 2 projects over the course of the day. We'll take a break for lunch around 12:30. Class fee includes all materials, bisque and glaze firing.

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Painting with Collage & Mixed Media

Date: Wednesday, April 17 (10-4) & Thursday, April 18 (10-4)
Cost: $105 ($100 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Jane Todd Butcher

This 2 day workshop will encourage artists to stretch their creativity by combining water media painting with collage and other mixed media materials. Give your paintings a spontaneous, new look with these approaches, whether representational or abstract!

The first exercise, artists will plan their composition for a strong design, utilizing unpainted collage papers as a foundation for their painting. Paint will then be used to develop the painting along with other materials or more collage if desired. Additional exercises may incorporate gesso, along with new methods of paint application.

Demonstrations will utilize fluid acrylic paints. Watercolorists will find it useful to purchase fluid acrylics in at least 3 primary colors to use, although they may choose to work primarily with watercolors. A materials list will be supplied, and some materials will also be provided. Previously painted collage papers may be used, but are not required. Artists should have some previous painting experience.

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Flowing in Circles

Date: Saturday, April 27 (10am-Noon)
Cost: $45 ($40 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Diane Williams

This versatile art technique requires no prior art experience. Also known as fluid art, acrylic pouring is a fun, creative way to make abstract art. We are calling this class Acrylic Pour 201. It is simply a different technique from previously offered classes. There is no need to have taken the prior classes offered before you take this class. Bring your apron and jump right in!

Pure joy. Pure fun. Pure surprise.

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Do You Zentangle?

Date: Wednesday, April 24 (1-3pm)
Cost: $20 ($15 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Judy Carlton

If you can doodle, you can zentangle. Join Judy Carlton and get your zentangle on. Let your mind wander off to chase creative patterns using pen and paper. Leave your stress at the door. No art experience necessary. Join Judy just for the fun of it. All materials provided.

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