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Visual Arts

kids-teens-adults

Come and enjoy art classes in a variety of subjects in a variety of media. Your downtown art center offers art classes, workshops,  special events, artist studios, birthday parties, gallery and meeting spaces, and more! Weekly classes and workshops are offered in drawing, painting, and ceramics. Each class is unique and small in size. Students focus on growing as individuals with a lot of personal attention from instructors. The projects are fun and creative and will be taught by our accomplished artists and teachers.     

 

Our art classes meet in 8-week sessions as follows:

Session 1: August 12, 2024- October 4. 2024

Session 2: October 7, 2024- December 13, 2024
***no classes week of October 14, November 25

Session 3: January 6, 2025-March 7, 2025. ***no classes week of February 17

Session 4: March 17 – May 16, 2025    ***No classes week of April 7

visual arts classes

2024-2025

 Principal: Kim Riner 

Call 912.212.2787 to register!

kids

KidShop Studio

Mondays @ 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Ages: 5-10 years old
Instructor: Lois Harvey

Tuition: $99 per 8-week session ($90 member) + $15 supply fee

Explore your creativity! Classes offer students the chance to experience a variety of media including sculpture, painting, drawing and more. Students will work on a variety of projects with an emphasis on fun, creativity, and self-expression all while learning valuable artistic techniques. This class is appropriate for all levels from the beginner just looking for fun to the avid artist looking for new ways to experiment and improve their work!

Youth Wheel Throwing

Wednesdays @ 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 9-18
 years old
Instructor: Lois Harvey
Tuition: $120 per 8-week session ($100 member) + $15 supply fee

Come have fun with clay! This class is an introduction to the potter's wheel for beginning students. Basic throwing skills will be taught, as well as the technical skills needed to make beautiful creations. Surface treatments will also be explored to finish your artwork with style. This course is limited to seven students per session.

Youth Wheel Throwing

Thursdays @ 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 9-18
 years old
Instructor: Madeline Shelor

Tuition: $120 per 8-week session ($100 member) + $15 supply fee

Come have fun with clay! This class is an introduction to the potter's wheel for beginning students. Basic throwing skills will be taught, as well as the technical skills needed to make beautiful creations. Surface treatments will also be explored to finish your artwork with style. This course is limited to eight students per session.

Hand-Building in Clay for Kids

Tuesdays @ 4 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Ages: 5+ years old
Instructor: Madeline Shelor
Tuition: $110 per 8-week session ($100 member) + $15 supply fee

Kids will have a blast expressing themselves artistically through the medium of clay. In this class kids will learn to design and make hand-built pottery and ceramic sculpture using various techniques such as slab construction, coiling, and pinching. Glazing techniques will also be covered in this course. This is a great class for all levels; we start with the basic construction methods and explore the limitless possibilities of the material.

Kids on Canvas: Drawing & Painting

Tuesdays @ 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Session 2 - 4 Only!
Ages: 9-14 years old
Instructor: Cheyenne Smith

Location: Upstairs Studio, Roxie Remley
Tuition: $99 per 8-week session ($90 member) + $15 supply fee

Students will explore the world of drawing and painting in this class. They will be encouraged to let their own creativity guide them with the paints while learning about the materials and techniques.  For inspiration, we will look at various artists throughout history to understand how they made creative and inventive artwork.  We will draw and paint on a variety of surfaces. For each new technique, students will receive a class demonstration at the beginning of class. 

Printmaking for Kids!

Mondays @ 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 
Ages: 10+ years old
Instructor: Madeline Shelor

Location: Upstairs Studio, Roxie Remley Center
Tuition: $99 per 8-week session ($90 member) + $10 supply fee

This class is all about printmaking and bookbinding. Your student will learn all about making prints from everyday home items and nature straight from your yard. We will explore and learn the ins and outs of hand carving, learn basic western/eastern bookbinding, design our own sketchbooks and make tons of printable designs. We will play with ink, paint and even make a unique stamp!

Homeschool

Homeschool: Clay for Kids

Thursdays @ 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: 5
-13 years old
Instructor: Madeline Shelor

Tuition: $110 per 8-week session ($100 member) + $15 supply fee

This class is designed for home-schooled children who want to enrich their educational experience by exploring their creativity with clay. Students will create a variety of projects using basic hand-building techniques such as: pinching, coiling and slab construction. Students will have fun creating projects that are functional and artistic as they explore the medium of clay. The projects will be adapted to meet the ability level of the student while challenging the student to reach mastery of the clay techniques. Students will explore their creativity through construction and decoration of clay projects; but most of all the student will experience the joy of creative and artistic expression through clay.

teens & adults

Painting with Watercolors

Two sessions only:

Painting, portraits and figures in watercolors

Wednesday, August 7th to Wednesday, September 12th

Time 9:30-12:00

Painting, flowers, and watercolors

January 8th to February 12th

Time: 9:30-12:00

Note: please come early to setup

Instructor: Rebecca Hibbs

Location: Roxie Remley Center

Tuition: $110 per 6-week session ($100 member)

In this class, both beginners and intermediates will learn the ins and outs of watercolor painting. Join Rebecca to delve into the basics of the medium and studies of value, light and color mixing. Small class sizes ensure personalized time with the instructor. Please call Rebecca Hibbs 912-224-7593 for a supplies list.

Adult Drawing

Tuesdays @ 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sessions 2-4 Only!
Ages: 14+
Instructor: Cheyenne Smith
Tuition: $110 per 8-week session ($100 member)

If learning to draw has always been a desire, but a lack of skills or knowledge has been a fear factor, this class is for you. Join Bunyan Morris as he guides the class through the basics of drawing through perception. We will begin with the very basics such as how to perceive what you are drawing, how to use shading to create form and how to draw with more confidence. Supplies needed: Drawing pencils, eraser and a quality sketchbook. 

Landscape Painting in Depth

Thursdays @ 6 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Ages: 16+
Instructor: Syrin Webb Johnson

Location: Olson 2-D Studio, Roxie Remley Center
Tuition: $145 per 8-week session + Supply fee: $5

Great landscape painting can center us and connect us more deeply with the natural world; it can awe, inspire, mystify–stir something deep within our hearts that connects us all to something bigger. This course aims to demystify why some landscape paintings hold entire rooms by themselves, while others are lucky to get a second glance. With technical perspective and aesthetic inspiration from historical giants of the genre like J.M.W. Turner and the Hudson River School painters, students will explore traditional landscape techniques in depth, moving from life-drawing to color and master studies, and finally fully realized works in watercolor, oil paint, and pastel. Emphasis will be given to color theory and composition as well as the intricacies of rendering atmospheric effects across several media and various subgenres of landscape (city, aquatic, nocturne, etc.). The goal of this course is not only learning to paint moving landscapes but also learning to perceive the world more richly. Purchasing supplies will be discussed at the first class.

Figure and Portrait: Expressive Studies in Charcoal

Wednesdays @ 6 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Ages: 18+
Instructor: Syrin Webb Johnson

Location: Olson 2-D Studio, Roxie Remley Center
Tuition: $145 per 8-week session

This class will introduce students to rendering portraits and human figures in two dimensions using charcoal and conte crayon primarily. Topics covered will range from using quick gesture studies for capturing motion, fundamentals of proportion and perspective, anatomy basics (even some “cheats”), as well as mastery of charcoal and the impressive, lyrical quality it can lend to the human form. This class is open to all ability levels and will emphasize loosening up and “feeling” the forms. The goal of this course is to cultivate genuine self-expression over rigorous realism while also pushing more seasoned artists to the next level in capturing the nuance of the human body. Supplies needed will be discussed the first class.

teens & adults Ceramics

Classes will meet once a week for either 4 or 8 weeks.
Class fee includes:

  • instruction

  • use of equipment

  • 25lbs. of clay for 8-week classes or 12 pounds for 4 week classes

  • studio glazes and firings

Additional clay may be purchased. All clay is $40 for a 25lb. bag. The price of clay includes the cost of firings and studio glazes.

Ceramic Sampler Classes

Tuesday Ceramic Sampler | Tuesdays @ 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday Ceramic Sampler | Wednesdays @ 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Friday Ceramic Sampler | Fridays @ 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Ages: 14+
Instructor: Kimberly Riner
Tuition: $224 per 8-week session ($205 member) 

No matter how young or old you can be successful in clay. Employing a variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques we will have fun making functional and sculptural pieces. We will glaze and fire our work to take home and enjoy. This is a perfect class for all levels!  Pick the day and time that works best for you.  Our instructor will individualize instruction to your needs. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay with glazes and firings, as well as practice time during Open Studio hours. Additional clay and tools can be purchased for $40.

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Wednesdays @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Instructor: John Skelton
Tuition: $224 per 8-week session ($205 member)

Want to focus only on learning how to throw on the wheel?  This class is designed for you! In this eight-week course, you will learn the techniques to throw cups, bowls and small vases on a pottery wheel, apply colorful glazes, and fire your work. All of your work will be functional in the home. 

Creatures & Characters in Clay: Sculpting with Feelings

Mondays @ 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Ages: 16+

Instructor: Syrin Webb Johnson

Location: 3-D Studio, Roxie Remley Center
Tuition: $224 ($205 member)

This class will teach students to bring creative creatures from their imagination to life in clay–whether they be elegant, finely-finished portrait busts, miniature animals or massive monsters. Students will be introduced to fundamentals of gesture and characterization, capturing expression, animal anatomy, and the basics of handbuilding, surface decoration, and glazing techniques in clay. By studying some of art history’s most famous creatures both real and mythical, those enrolled will explore new creative horizons in character building and rendering emotion in their imagined humans or whatever-the-heck-they-may-be creatures. Students will leave with several ceramic sculptures of their own creation and a richer ability to imbue the inanimate with life.

Advanced Wheel throwing Class

Thursdays @ 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Instructor: Linda Whitt Smith

Location: 3-D Studio, Roxie Remley Center
Tuition: $112 per 4 week session ($103 member)

These classes are designed for the wheel throwing student who has some experience. In these 4-week sessions, our instructor, Linda Whitt Smith will focus on furthering your skills in specific areas. Linda will also share her secrets to glazing! 12 pounds of clay included.

4-Week session dates:

  • August 12, 2024- September 6, 2024

  • October 7, 2024- November 1, 2024

  • January 6, 2025- January 31, 2025

  • March 17, 2025- April 11, 2025

Stacking Forms in Clay

Thursdays @ 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. One Session Only!

Dates: September 9 - October 4

Ages: 16+

Instructor: Crystal Holman
Tuition: $112 per 4-week session ($103 member)

Stack wheel thrown forms to create new and unique ceramic vessels! Combine simple wheel-thrown forms to create complex ceramic vessels! Students will learn extra tips to join and manipulate the clay to form candlesticks and flower vases. During the class, students will learn several ways to use simple tools to achieve amazing results! This class will allow students to create larger ceramic vessels that will be accented by glaze. The class is best for the student who has wheel throwing experience, and who wants to increase their technical skills. Plus, the class will have a few fun projects to practice stacking and joining skills.

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