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Join The Arts Center of Clemson on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th for an exciting new way to sample the arts. 20 artists, each teaching a unique workshop, will offer 2-hour classes in jewelry, photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, mixed media and fiber.
Workshops are $35 each which includes materials.
Sign up for more than one by August 3rd!


A bag lunch is available for $7.00 per day and must be pre-purchased when registering.
The lunch includes a sandwich, chips, cookies, and a drink.

Why not make it a weekend!

Special pricing is being offered at the following hotels.

The Comfort Inn
1305 Tiger Blvd
Clemson, SC 29631

Single and Double Rooms: $90.95 a night.
A buffet-style continental breakfast is served daily.

The Abernathy
Clemson's Premiere Hotel
157 Old Greenville Hwy
Clemson, SC 29631

Rooms: $159.00
A happy hour is offered from 4-7pm daily.

When booking a room please mention The Arts Center of Clemson.
Please book your room by July 11th.

Saturday Workshops

Pinch Pot Portraits
Time: 9am - 12pm
Medium: Ceramics
Instructor: Mike LaLone

Using the most simple forming process in clay, you will "pinch" your way to a realistic head sculpture. It's so easy to do! No experience necessary.


Torch Enameling on Copper
Time: 9am - 12pm
Medium: Ceramics
Instructor: Trish Stalb

Learn how to enamel colorful powdered glass onto a copper base. Beginners welcome! Please wear closed toe shoes

Composition in Landscape and Woodland Photography
Time: 10am - 12pm
Medium: Photography Lecture
Instructor: Philip Culbertson

The depth of field, lines, curves, negative space, foreground, and background are just some elements that make up a photograph's composition.  Learn how to use one or more of these elements to create a composition that works for your landscape and woodland image. A printed guide will be provided to each student.

Hot Wax Print Making
Time: 10am - 12pm
Medium: Mixed Media
Instructor: Holly Hannon

Paint with hot wax on fabric and then print on paper to create a colorful, expressive design. Beginners welcome.

Needle Felt a Creature
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Medium: Fiber
Instructor: Marty Bynum

In this workshop create a creature using the process of needle felting. This is the process of interlocking wool fibers by stabbing it with a barbed needle. A kit will be provided to each student.

Gelatin Printmaking
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Medium: Printmaking
Instructor: Wendy Converse

Gelatin prints are a monotype printing process where you spread paint on a slab of gelatin, make designs in the paint or put down stencils, then press a piece of paper onto the paint-covered gelatin. A monoprint is an image that can only be made once. When you “pull the print” off the gelatin you’ll see, hopefully, a cool design on the paper.

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.

Let's Make Mugs!
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Medium: Ceramics
Instructor: Lauren Ginn

Hand Build or throw on the wheel a unique mug. Discover various styles of handles to add to your mug. No experience is necessary for hand building but must have wheel experience if wanting to throw a mug on the wheel.

Forging and Wire Weaving
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Medium: Jewelry
Instructor: Jorie Browder

Learn basic jewelry construction skills while creating a bracelet or pendant using copper wire and beads.

Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Medium: Photography
Instructors: Stan Smith and Ram White

This workshop will consist of presentations, demonstrations, and discussions of all aspects of digital photography of the sun, planets, stars, nebula, and galaxies.  The intent is to provide a basic understanding of the fundamental elements required to produce the complex images resulting in the heavenly views we have all seen.  Some of the many telescope-camera configurations required for astrophotography will be demonstrated and discussed using actual telescopes and cameras.  There will be demonstrations of the multiple steps involved in image processing which will include the setting of shooting timing & exposure parameters, image captures, file management, stacking multiple images, and post-processing using available software products. Weather permitting this lecture will include a Solar Observation Session in the Arts Center Garden PLUS

Optional Night Observation Session: Participants will reconvene at 8:30 PM at the Mountain Rest Astronomical Observatory (MRAO) in Mountain Rest, SC, a viewing site used by the Clemson Area Amateur Astronomers (CAAA).  Other members of the CAAA will set up telescopes so all participants can view the night sky. The Persied Meteor Shower will be at peak viewing from August 9 -13 and, weather permitting, will be a highlight of this viewing experience. Mountain Rest is a
45-minute drive from Clemson. Participants will receive directions to the viewing site.

Sunday Workshops

Raku Fired Christmas Ornaments
Time: 10am - 12pm
Medium: Ceramics
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.




First Level Drawing
Time: 10am - 12pm
Medium: Drawing
Instructor: Christopher Lee Cartledge

This workshop focuses on the basics of form, space and an understanding of the tools required to complete projects.  Through bold experimentation, you will work to develop confidence.  Lastly, you will learn to recognize shapes and perspective in everyday objects and how to create them on paper. You will learn to effectively communicate visual ideas through media choice and technique, lines, form, space shading, perspective proportion, and composition. You will leave the class with your own art maker, paper and plenty of tips and tricks to continue your progress as an artist.

Cooper and Sterling Earrings
Time: 10am - 12pm
Medium: Jewelry
Instructor: Beth Gautsch

Explore the wonderful world of metals. Create a unique special pair of earrings. Learn how to form your own ear wires and add texture to metal.

Create a Collage Story
Time: 10am - 12pm
Medium: Mixed Media
Instructor: Diana Walter
Registration for this workshop will be held open until August 9th.

Learn to use acrylic paints and mediums, fiber, ephemera, and photographic images to create a collage that tells a story – make it mysterious, humorous, or inspirational, it’s up to you! Whether you are an experienced artist or you “can’t draw a straight line,” this workshop will be a fun and creative experience!

Soft Pastel Technique
Time: 10am - 12pm
Medium: Painting/Drawing
Instructor: Olga Reukova

Soft pastels have been used by artists since the 17th century. Modern artists enjoy using them for spontaneous mark making in full color. Learn to use this age-old medium in a modern setting to create a still life in the impressionistic style using a soft pastel technique.

Scgrattito Vases
Time: 1pm-3pm
Medium: Ceramics
Instructor: Emily Freelin

Come spend some meditative time carving into pre-made clay vessels! A great workshop for beginners and those who enjoy doodling. We will explore the technique of Sgraffito; a two-toned carving technique. Options will be available for customizing your favorite new vase!

Quirky Pet Portraits
Time: 1pm-3pm
Medium: Painting
Instructor: Tatjana Mai-Wyss

Bring a photo of your pet and we will provide a cradled panel for your masterpiece portrait. You will learn a step by step way to paint a fun, stylized (but recognizable) portrait of your fur baby.


SX-70 Polaroid Manipulation
Time: 1pm-3pm
Medium: Photography
Instructor: Larry Bennett

A Polaroid transfer is a photographic image-transfer process, or printmaking technique, using SX-70 Polaroid film. Manipulate your image using clay modeling tools and paint brushes to create a surreal photographic image.

Mixed Media Monoprints
Time: 1pm-3pm
Medium: Printmaking
Instructor: Lindsey Groomes

Creating monoprints is one of the most exciting and unpredictable types of printmaking. A monoprint is an image that can only be made once. In this workshop, we will be exploring the techniques of making a monoprint. We will also be using different types of mediums to add into the print that will enhance your work. It will truly create a one of a kind work of art!

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.