ARTiclass by Agora Gallery
If you're an artist looking to enhance your skills and connect with creative individuals like yourself from around the world, ARTiclass by Agora Gallery offers art workshops, face to face (via Zoom), and direct connection to the New York art scene with the gallery's professional standards.
Plaza Rhythms: Garba Dance
In honor of Navratri, a major Hindu festival dedicated to the divine feminine, the Columbia Museum of Art invites you to learn a Gujarati folk dance known as Garba, that revolves around the nine forms of mother goddess Durga. This October 25th Plaza Rhythms event will be taught by local dancer and educator Panna Chauhan, is suitable for all ages, and is free with membership or admission. Registration is required, and capacity is limited to ensure physical distancing.
“Visions from India” Virtual Evening for Educators
The Columbia Museum of Art invites educators to a virtual sneak preview of the fall exhibition Visions from India: 21st-Century Art from the Pizzuti Collection, highlighting work from 20 contemporary artists from India and across its diaspora. Works in the show range from delicate beadwork to large-scale kinetic installations. The October 14th event will also include virtual tour offerings and lesson plans, and a talk and Q&A with Curator Catherine Walworth. Free, but registration is required, and space is limited to 100 participants. Professional development renewal credit forms are available.
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Development Insiders: From Landing an Agent to Landing Distribution
Indie Grants invites you to Development Insiders: From Landing an Agent to Landing Distribution, a free virtual workshop presented by Steve Muller and Kip Konwiser. "Super Agent" Muller, who has worked with Innovative Artists Agency and is head of Talent & Comedy, kicks off the workshop sharing his experience as a working agent, with insights on how talent is discovered, packaged and marketed. Primetime-Emmy-Award-winning producer Kip Konwiser will then illuminate the process of development, financing, production and distribution of today’s movies, television and live events. This Zoom webinar is November 7th, starting at 11 a.m. and lasting approximately four hours. Registration is required.
NC Writers’ Network Writingest State Online Conference 2020
North Carolina Writers' Network presents its Writingest State Online Conference 2020, a five-day festival for writers held online November 10th through 14th. The festival features classes and conversations on the craft and business of writing, as well as a keynote address by North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, a Pre-Conference Tailgate, a Prompt Party to get creative juices flowing, online Open Mic readings, Happy Hour virtual gatherings, and an Agents & Editors panel discussion. The registration deadline is November 9th.
Discovery Night at the Museum: Indigo Tie Dye
The Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island offers Indigo Tie Dye classes as part of the Discovery Night at the Museum series. You're invited to join the museum after hours to learn how indigo tie dye is made from a plant and use it to create a tie dye t-shirt to take home. The class fee of $10 includes one shirt; participants can bring a second to dye if they wish. Indigo Tie Dye Discovery Nights are held Thursdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., September 3rd through November 20th. Reservations are required; call 843-689-6767 ext. 223.
Sweetgrass Basket Making Classes in Hilton Head
The Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island offers Sweetgrass Basket Making Classes led by a local Gullah basket maker; from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; September 5th & 19th, October 10th & 24th, and November 7th & 21st. Reservations required; call 843-689-6767 ext. 223.
Virtual Laundry Day Workshop with Andrea Downs
The Arts Council of York County invites individuals, groups and communities to engage in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry project, with Laundry Day Workshops, a call for women to gather together, opportunity to listen and to be heard, and to foster the love and understanding that resists hate and injustice. Laundry Day Workshops provide basic art making materials and brave, supportive, and safe spaces for women to create pieces of visual storytelling. Women’s signed or anonymous stories are collected and then joined together on laundry clotheslines in ongoing installations. Each story has a top layer that flows freely and is meant to be lifted as an invitation to the viewer to engage in and reveal the story underneath. A Laundry Day Workshop will be held September 19th from 11 a.m. to noon, presented virtually and led by Andrea Downs. The class is free, but registration is required, by September 18th.
Creative Arts Workshop: Decorative Hand Lettering with Andrea Glover
The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department offers a Creative Arts Workshop in Decorative Hand Lettering, led by Andrea Glover, professor of graphic design at CSU and an original designer for Spartina 499. Participants will discover their own hand lettering style, employ the basics of color theory, and learn illustration and embellishment techniques. Using their own favorite short phrase, each participant will create a hand lettered painting on canvas ready to hang at home. The workshop will be held September 26th at Park Circle Gallery. The fee is $20, with materials provided. Register online (service fee applies) or by phone before September 24th at 5 p.m.
Drawing Animals Exotic and Pets with Brad Sabelli
The Arts Council of York County is offering a class in Drawing Animals Exotic and Pets, led by Brad Sabelli, at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill. Using a range of drawing tools and mark making methods, participants will learn how to create shadows and highlights, and how to capture the likeness of the animals. The class will be held November 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is appropriate for beginning to intermediate students. Register by November 11th; maximum enrollment is 10.