August 11, 6 – 9 pm


The ARTS Center will be hosting an evening of fine food, drink and music to kick off 20 Artists x 20 Workshops. Plus, the 20 artists will have art and fine crafts available for purchase. A portion of the ticket proceeds will help fund both adult class and children’s Art After School scholarships.Tickets are only $25.00 each.  Help support The Arts Center.
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20 Artists. 20 Workshops. One Day.

Join The ARTS Center of Clemson on Saturday, August 12 for an exciting new way to sample the arts.

The ARTS Center is hosting 20 artists, each teaching a unique workshop in their area of expertise on Saturday, August 12. Workshops will range from 45 minutes to 2 hours in length and will include a variety of art activities, from metalworking/jewelry, photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, indigo dyeing and more.

Workshop times:

  • 9:00am-11:00am
  • 11:30am-1:30pm
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • 4:30pm-6:30pm

Please sign up for the workshops in advance at as space in each workshop will be limited. There will be a $15 workshop fee, and some may have a materials cost.

Also on Saturday, August 12,

  • Art projects for kids from 9:30 am to 4 pm (see below for descriptions)
  • Art and fine crafts by the artists will be for sale until 4:30 pm,

  • Taste of the Arts Exhibit open all day,

  • A continental breakfast and brown bag lunch will be available. Please indicate on registration if you would like to purchase for $7.00

NOTE: Minimum Enrollment requirement for workshops.  Workshops will be cancelled if this is not met.



(You are invited to sign up for more than one!

Workshops are for ages teens to adults unless otherwise noted)



Ceramics-Pinch Pot Portrait Mask with Mike Lalone                

Using the simplest forming process in clay, you will “pinch” your wat to a realistic head sculpture.  It’s so easy to do! No experience necessary. 9am-11am  Materials $5.00


Ceramics-Coiled Pots with Emily Sizemore                

Learn the basic hand building technique of coil construction to create your own pot. ( Pots will be glazed and fired for pick up after the workshop.)  11:30am-1:30pm Materials $5.00


Ceramics-Make a Plate! With Chris Troy

Introduction to clay hand building.  Make 1-3 plates and embellish with some basic surface decoration. (Plates will be glazed and fired for pick up after the workshop.) 2pm-4pm  Materials $5.00


Ceramics-Raku Glazing Workshop with Matt Brophy                

Introduction to raku glazing and firing techniques.  Finished pieces will be available to take home.  The first 45 minutes will focus on glazing with the first pieces ready by 1:30pm.  The next firing will take 1.5 hours.  Raku firing will be cancelled if there are high winds or rain.  10am-1pm Materials $10.00


Drawing-Action Posing Adventure! With Angela Fernot                

Learn about the forms and shapes that create the human figure.  We will use a variety of props and students will practice drawing a live model and each other! 9am-11am Materials $5.00


Drawing-Drawing with Charcoal with Nancy Oppenheimer                

With charcoal, see how massed shapes of tonal values provide structure and mood.  Faster, forgiving, easily changed and changeable.  Appropriate for beginner to advanced level. Easels will be provided. Students must be able to stand for the 2 hour class.  11:30am-1:30pm Materials $10.00


Drawing-Soft Pastel Technique with Olga Reukova

Create a still life in the impressionistic style using a soft pastel technique. 2pm-4pm  Materials $5.00


Encaustics-Encaustic and Paper Demo with Terry Jarrard-Dimond

Explore the beautiful combination of rice paper and found papers with encaustic medium plus graphic, oil paints and colored pencils. 11:30am-12:15pm


Fiber-Indigo Dyeing with Connie Lippert                

Students will create some type of resist on flour sack towels using rubber bands, boards, clamps, and other objects.  The towels are then dyed several times in a prepared dye bath.  Towels will be rinsed and washed at home to finish.  Instructions will be provided.  9am-11am Materials $6.50


Jewelry-Heart Pendant with Jorie Browder                

Learn the basics of forging and wire wrapping to create your own heart pendant. 4:30-6:30pm Materials $5.00


Jewelry-Torch Enameling on Copper with Patricia Stalb  

Learn how to enamel colorful powdered glass onto a copper base.  Beginners welcome!  Please wear closed toe shoes. 11:30am-1:30pm  Materials $8.00


Jewelry & Textile-Beaded Charm Necklace with Summer Stanley                

Explore bead weaving techniques with seed beads and duo beads.  Each student will complete a “beaded” bead that will surround a snake chain, creating a simple charm necklace. 2-4pm  Materials $5.00


Mixed Media- Creating Collage with Dura-Lar with Diana Walter                

Come experience the magic of Dura-lar to create amazing mixed media collage!  Learn to make colorful acrylic sins and other vibrant, dramatic enhancements for your artwork.  Whether you’re a dabbler or a professional, Dura-Lar collage is fun and a little unpredictable-a perfect combination to spark your creativity and take your artistic talent to the next level! 4:30-6:30pm Materials $10.00


Mixed Media-Blooming Art Flower Collage with Penny Henthorne
Create a beautiful collage of flowers with paper and acrylics.  No experience necessary. 11:30am-1:30pm  Materials $5.00


Painting-Hot Wax Print Making with Holly Hannon               

Paint on fabric then print on paper to create a colorful, expressive design.  Beginners welcome! 9-11am Materials $5.00


Painting-Introduction to Liquid Watercolor with Tatjana Mai-Wyss                

Paint lively flowers with liquid watercolors.  A playful introduction to painting vibrant, loose florals with concentrated watercolors.  Work with flowers for reference, from sketch to finished painting. No experience necessary.  4:30-6:30pm  Materials $10.00


Paper-Origami Paper Making with Christina Laurel                

Create your own black and white origami paper.  Includes demo and hands-on.  Using the Japanese art of Suminagashi, “floating ink”, create monoprints onto washi (rice paper).  While the washi dries, learn how to fold and origami crane. (For Adults.  45 minutes) 9-9:45am  Materials $5.00


Photography-Photo Exploration with Kat Richey                

Create unique and unpredictable long exposure photos using a pinhole camera then watch your photos develop.  Produce a negative in the darkroom and a final positive image in the Mac lab. 9-11am Materials $5.00


Photography-Take Better Photos with Larry Bennett                

Learn to take better pictures by learning how to MAKE vs TAKE photographs. 2-4pm


Stained Glass-The Art of Stained Glass Mosaics with Vaunda Browning                

Design your own small abstract glass piece.  Choose from pre-cut stained glass pieces, learn the placement of the glass and “sealing” your piece with grout.  No experience necessary.  Please wear closed toe shoes and bring protective eye wear.   2-4pm Materials $10.00



Workshops for Kids ages 7-12
Cost per class $15.00 + materials fee
Instructor: Krissi Williams


Recycling Looks Fabulous On You
Learn several techniques to make jewelry using recycled materials.  Use your imagination to rethink materials and design your own beautiful, wearable works of art.
9:30-11:30am Materials $5.00


Landscapes and Seascapes

Is it painting or is it a collage?  Try painting in a different way by crating landscapes and seascapes from strips of painted newspaper.  We will look at the outdoor paintings of the French Impressionists as our inspiration for these fun “paintings” from recycled materials.  Wear  your messy clothes and prepare to be creative!
11:30-1:30 Materials $5.00


Under The Sea
Do  you love fish and other sea creatures?  Join us and create a hanging undersea adventure using recycled and re-purposed materials!  Inspired by the glass are of Dale Chihuly, we will create a hanging sculpture of sea creatures made from plastic bottles. 2:00-4:00 Materials $5.00




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