Adult Art Camp
Why should the kids have all the fun?

Saturday, August 14th and Sunday August 15th

Times and Workshops to be announced

All workshops are $35.00 and include all the necessary materials


Below are the workshops that were held in 2019

Saturday Workshops

Torch Enameling on Copper
Three Hour Workshop
Time: 9am - 12pm
Medium: Jewelry
Instructor: Trish Stalb

Torch enameling is easier than you think! Experience how to enamel colorful powdered glass onto a copper base using a sifter with stencils and brushes to create unique designs. It is instant gratification. Beginners welcome! Please wear closed toe shoes

FULL! Abstract Painting
Time: 10am - 12pm
Medium: Painting
Instructor: Jackie Roux

A beautiful abstract painting isn’t created in a random hurry, but instead with a deliberate choice to be loose yet bold.  In this workshop, you will be encouraged to only be inspired by what you see, not restricted by it.  We will use floral still life to create colorful abstract paintings.  This will be a fun class, where we will enjoy the process of picking and mixing colors, and letting the painting evolve into its own unique image.  Find inspiration in the flowers of Monet, Georgia O’Keefe, and Van Gogh and see what style fits you!

Landscape Collages

Time: 10am - 12pm
Medium: Mixed Media
Instructor: Krissi Williams

Explore painting and drawing with scissors to build landscapes using a collage technique made from painted paper.  We’ll talk about the basic properties of landscapes and some basic color theory to recreate landscapes using cut painted newspaper.  Please bring a photograph of a landscape you would like to recreate. Simple landscapes with people or buildings work best.

Encaustic Art A Perfect Image Transfer
Tips and
Time: 1pm-3pm
Medium: Mixed Media
Instructor: E. Marie Robertson

One of the more magical aspects of encaustic painting, also known as wax painting, is the ease with which you can transfer images onto the wax. Printed magazine and flyer pages, as well as laser copies and inkjet prints,  will all respond well. But oftentimes transfers don’t go as planned and are incomplete, spotty, or just plain failures. In this workshop, you’ll learn tips and tricks to set yourself up for success with encaustic transfer, as well as some special techniques to make transfers easier and virtually goof-proof, whether working with text, line art, or even color photographs.


Perfect for those new to encaustic painting as well as more experienced encaustic artists!

FULL Get closer!
Introduction to Macro Photography
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Medium: Photography
Instructor: Philip Culbertson

Macro-photography is creating super detailed images usually of small subjects like insects or the inside of a flower. The image is larger than life. This workshop will instruct participants on tools and techniques for getting starting in macro photography without costly specialized lenses.

Made Using Molds
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Medium: Clay
Instructor: Robert Apholz

This workshop will involve making a square/rectangular serving plate. We will make these plates, serving dishes, platters, sushi trays, etc. using clay slabs that you will roll out and a variety of molds to form the shape.  We will also use numerous tools/objects for texturing the clay if desired.

These plates can be used to proudly serve food, display candles, or whatever your imagination can come up with. Your instructor’s name is Robert Apholz who has over 25 years of experience working with clay.

CREATIVITY. It's Not Just for Artists Anymore!
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Medium: Mixed Media
Instructor: Ellen Kochansky

Your right brain is there for a reason. The creative process, often pushed to the margins because it can be messy and confusing, is also the gift we are ALL given that allows us to solve problems and think out of the box. This class can help artists reframe patterns, but it's just as rich with ideas for bankers and farmers and teachers.

In a distilled version of a class she has taught for Charlotte's Innovation Institute, Ellen will guide you in shredding assumptions, and imagining a new version of the ideas that are holding you back. By combining a thought-provoking journaling exercise, then playing with paper, glue and found objects, you will create a page that will help you remember the untapped resources we often ignore and find a new set of rules.

Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Earrings
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Medium: Jewelry
Instructor: Beth Gautsch

By the end of this class, you will have created a fun to wear pair of sterling silver earrings that are as unique as you are!  In this two-hour workshop, you will be introduced to hand forging and basic soldering techniques. Must be 18 years old.

Paint Pouring
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Medium: Painting
Instructor: Carolyn Kerecman

Explore paint for the sake of paint itself in this pouring class!  You will learn how to marble, dip, swirl and create cells of acrylic paint on a canvas surface.  Color and composition will be explored, as well as Abstract Expressionist techniques, and contemporary artists who utilize them!

Nature Weaving
TIme 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Medium: Fiber
Instructor: Lindsey Groomes

Weaving is an ancient art form that has been used over Millennia to make functional as well as decorative pieces.

In this class, we will make an original piece of art made from materials found in nature. We will also use man-made objects and create a one of a kind textile that will juxtapose ideas of what art can be.

Design  Your Own Drinking Vessel
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Medium: Clay
Instructor: Lauren Ginn

Choose from a pre-made cup shapes & wine goblet vases.
Choose to design a mug and create a unique handle.
Choose to design a wine goblet and pick from a variety of bases to add to it.
No matter what you choose you will have options for underglazing, carving and even add jewels for a unique beverage holder.

One drinking vessel per person.

Sunday Workshops

CANCELED Raku Fired Christmas Ornaments
Time: 9am - 11am
Medium: Clay
Instructor: Matt Brophy

Each person will be given 2 hand thrown
porcelain ornaments to glaze. Glazing techniques and demos will be explained and taught during the class. Each ornament will be fired the same day and available to take home that day.




Mixed Media Landscape
Time: 10am - 12pm
Medium: Mixed media
Instructor: Penny Henthorne

Move beyond that traditional flat sheet of paper and create a mixed media landscape using fabric, yarn, buttons, and paint. We will make a countryside setting of rolling hills with your choice of a church or a barn.



Not Just for Tea! Tea Bag Collage
Time: 10am - 12pm
Medium: Mixed Media
Instructor: Diana M. Walter

Learn to create a unique mixed media collage using stained tea bag papers embellished with paint, stamps, fiber, ephemera and found objects. All skill levels welcome!

The Art of Stained Glass Mosaics
Time: 1pm-3pm
Medium: Stained Glass
Instructor: Vaunda Browning

Design your own small abstract glass piece using 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.

CANCELED Introduction to Felting & Wet Felting Techniques
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Medium: Fiber
Instructor: Angela Turner

This is a basic felting workshop for total beginners. Students will create an original 12"x12" piece of felted fabric which can be transformed into a small purse/bag, wall hanging, eyeglass case, coaster, etc. Topics covered will include a brief history of wool and its use in felting, how felting occurs, and the wet felting technique. Instructor demonstrations and hands-on assistance will provide students with a small felted sampler to take home. All materials are provided, however, students may want to bring an apron and towel as we will be working with soap and water.

Art for Your Arm
Three Hour Workshop
Time: 1pm-4pm
Medium: Jewelry
Instructor: Jorie Bower

Art for your wrist and arm! Students will learn a variety of wire working techniques to create a copper cuff or bangle bracelet of their choice. Students can choose to add beads or work only in copper. Design options will be discussed, as well as methods for weaving wire and for finishing off the bracelet ends.

Polaroid Dry Transfer
Time: 1pm-3pm
Medium: Photography
Instructor: Larry Bennett

Make a still life Polaroid Dry Transfer and discover the magic of Polaroid film. A Polaroid transfer is a photographic image that uses the instant film to transfer an image onto a new backing. such as paper to create a painterly image.  You learn how to find and identify cameras. Also, learn about the different processes and see examples.

Paste Papers
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Medium: Mixed Media
Instructor: Wendy Converse

Create original, hand-painted paste paper to use for gift wrap, cards, bookmaking, collage, printmaking or anything else you think of. You will learn how to create graphic and colorful designs that can be layered for a beautiful effect it's like finger painting for adults!

It's Not the Camera. It's How You Use It

Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Medium: Photography
Instructor: Lara Rossignol

A better camera will not make you a better photographer if you don’t know how to use it and understand some important basics. This workshop will teach participants how to take better photos with any digital camera. Be it a phone camera, point & shoot or SLR Camera!

Learn pro tips to help improve your photographs. Whether you want better photos for personal use or to promote a business, this intensive workshop will focus on basic essentials to help you get better results. We will cover the best shooting techniques for your camera or device, lighting, composition, styling, model direction, and basic editing. Plus how to use social media to your best advantage.

You will need your camera & the manual or your preferred device/camera.

Lara Rossignol has been a professional photographer for over 30 years working in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and now the Upstate. Her celebrity and fashion work has been published in hundreds of magazines all over the world. Johnny Depp, Liv Tyler, Quentin Tarantino and Ludacris are just some of the celebrities she has photographed.