Laurel Posey

Art Class: Colored Pencil Drawing

Learn how to add color to your drawings using pencils in this one-day workshop. Explore the types of colored pencils, paper, and techniques that make adding color to your drawings a fun and successful experience. Taught by local art educator Mary Hendrix, who holds a bachelor’s degree in art from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in teaching from UofSC. Ages 15 and up. All materials included.

Laurel Posey

Art Class: Experimental Digital Photography

In this two-part class, students experiment with various photographic techniques including multiple exposure and physical print manipulation to create works inspired by the photography on view in the exhibition The Ironic Curtain: Art from the Soviet Underground. Ages 15 and up. Participants must provide their own digital camera. Taught by CMA Senior Multimedia Producer Drew Baron.  Baron graduated from UofSC with a Bachelor of Arts degree in media arts. His photography has been used for publication locally and internationally, and he is a member of the South Carolina Arts Commission's S.C. Arts Directory.

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Creative Arts Workshop – Intro to Embroidery with Camela Guevara

Learn the basics of embroidery with local artist and seamstress Camela Guevara, Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Participants will learn about materials and everything needed to get started stitching. Learn several stitches and best practices and leave with a finished hoop to display your new favorite hobby! No experience necessary. Materials provided. Fee: $20. Registration opens on July 1 and closes at 5 p.m. on July 24. Call 843-740-5854 or visit http://bit.ly/NChasArtsTix to register online (service fee applies).

Laurel Posey

Beginning Glaze Application – One Day Workshop

This workshop will focus on application and use of cone 5 glazes. Basic application methods will be taught include dipping, pouring, trailing, brushing, and spraying. Masking and resist techniques will be covered and how to minimize common problems will be addressed. Participants should bring two or three bisques pieces of stoneware or porcelain (no larger than 6" each) to test techniques. Participants must be 15 or older. Instruction by Tim Graham. Fee includes instruction, all supplies & materials, and operating costs. Class size limited to minimum of two and maximum of six.

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Educator Workshop: Creating a Compassionate Classroom

Particularly after such a challenging year, there is a need to build caring, compassionate classroom communities. Activities with mindfulness and social-emotional learning at the core can help develop empathy and encourage students to better understand their thoughts and actions. This workshop examines the intersection of artmaking and mindful practices that can benefit teachers and students in any classroom. Registration fee includes gallery admission, lunch, and one Art of Mindfulness digital toolkit. Participants will earn six hours of professional renewal credit. Capacity limited to 12 participants to ensure physical distancing; face coverings are required.

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Yoga on Boyd Plaza

Begin your day with an all-levels Vinyasa yoga session with Zsofia Jilling of Kudzu Yoga. Jilling has been practicing yoga for the past 20 years and completed training at the Om Yoga Center in New York City. Advance registration required as capacities are limited to ensure physical distancing. Guests must bring their own mat.

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Advanced Throwing – One Week Class

This Advanced Throwing class is for people with some experience throwing clay on a wheel; not suitable for beginners. Students must be able to throw a 5-inch cylinder and center clay comfortably. We'll be working on improving your throwing skills and pushing you to the next level.  Each participant will get one bag of clay for the week. Students should bring tools, knife and caliper. Ages 17 to adult. Fee of $125 includes instruction, all supplies and materials and operating costs. Class size limited to maximum of six.

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Creative Arts Workshop – Exploring Layers with Mixed Media on Canvas with Melissa Meverden

Join local artist and educator Melissa Meverden for a playful exploration of the elements of balance and negative space by creating a vibrant, mixed media work on canvas. Students will create an abstract base with many colors and elements, and then strategically add layers of acrylic paint to bring a subject to the foreground. Materials provided.

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NC Writers’ Network Squire Summer Writing Workshops 2021

North Carolina Writers' Network (NCWN) presents the Squire Summer Writing Workshops, offering an intensive course in a chosen genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry), with ten hour-and-a-half sessions over the four days of the program. Registrants work in-depth on their own manuscript samples, as well as their colleagues’, while also studying the principles of the genre with their instructor. Other features include faculty readings, panel discussions, and open mic sessions for residents. Faculty includes Kathryn Kirkpatrick (Poetry); Mark Powell (Fiction), and Zackary Vernon (CNF). Registration and payment deadline is July 7th. Fees vary depending on NCWN membership and on-campus housing. (Some scholarship aid is available; deadline to apply is June 25th.)

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Evening Sculpture Class (November-December)

This six-week course will cover some of the techniques essential for sculpture, including but not limited to: basic building of a sculpture piece, adding details to sculpture, working with a bust, and proper techniques for preparing pieces for firing. Prerequisites include: Students must have taken a basic course in hand building or have prior pottery experience. Students must be at least 15 years of age. Minimum number of students is three; maximum is six. This course is offered July 6-August 10 and November 2-December 7.