Our painting studio offers classes in painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration, and collage.  Painting classes include watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels, encaustic and more.  Drawing includes pencil, pen & ink, pastels, charcoal, and more.

We offer classes in a range of experience levels, from beginner to advanced.  If you have any questions about if your experience level is appropriate for a specific class you may contact Program Manager, Jackie Roux at 864.633.5051 or jackieroux@explorearts.org

Materials fees are included in the tuition pricing.  You do not need to bring any materials.

Pre-registration is required three days before the start of class or workshop.
You are not registered unless paid in full.

Questions about our programming? Need help registering?
Call or email info@explorearts.org

 

ADULT CLASSES

(Teen and child clay classes are located under the Youth heading)

MAY

SKETCHING/JOURNALING - Create a Travel Book with Carolyn Kerecman - $100

In this introductory course, you will learn to keep your very own travel book! Sketching and journaling techniques will be covered, with the opportunity to explore various 2-D media, and personalized subject matter.  No experience necessary!

4 Thursdays, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20.  6:00pm - 8:00pm.

ACRYLIC - Paint Pouring with Carolyn Kerecman - $80

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!  Beginners welcome.

3 Tuesdays, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11.  1:00pm - 3:00pm.

JUNE

OIL - Oil Painting for All with Holly Hannon - $140

Explore oil painting at your own pace while painting subjects that you enjoy.  All aspects of oil painting will be covered including glazing, mixing colors, composition and how to achieve the different styles of oil painting for your finished art.  Work on canvas and learn how to choose the best styles for a painting and the steps to do so for your finished masterpieces!

4 Tuesdays, June 11, 18, 25 and July 9th.  6pm-9pm

JULY

DRAWING/PAINTING - Paint a Pastry! with Carolyn Kerecman - $100

Art lovers and food lovers alike are invited to take this drawing and painting class, where we will work from life to recreate a variety of pastries.  Walking in the footsteps of artists like Wayne Thiebaud, we will compose paintings of delicious treats.  I will supply the desserts, which can be eaten at the end of class!  All levels welcome.

4 Tuesdays, 7/23 7/30, 8/6, 8/13.  10:00am - 12:00pm.

ACRYLIC - Paint Pouring with Carolyn Kerecman - $100

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!  Beginners welcome.

4 Tuesdays, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13.  1:00pm - 3:00pm.

DRAWING/PRINTMAKING - Print a Plant! with Carolyn Kerecman - $100

Plant lovers, this is the class for you!  We will work from life and from botanical illustrations to create monochrome prints of flowers and succulents, whether naturalistic or abstract!  Linoleum carving will be explored, an intermediate level of experience with drawing is suggested.

4 Wednesdays, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14.  1:00pm - 3:00pm.

MIXED MEDIA - Photo Transfers 101 with Carolyn Kerecman - $100

Since it's popularization, photography has played an enormous role in the world of contemporary art.  In this class, we will focus on photography as a collage element.  Utilizing numerous photo-transfer techniques, you will be able to turn a photograph into part of a larger work of art, or even into a final transferred print!

4 Thursdays, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15.  1:00pm - 3:00pm.

AUGUST

DRAWING - Pencil 101 with Jackie Roux - $100

Adults crave and need creativity in their lives just as much (if not more) than kids, but they often put up obstacles in front of themselves.  The obstacle I hear most often is, "But I can't draw!"  Drawing is a skill that can be learned, and having some confidence in sketching is helpful for making outlines, rough drafts, and capturing your thoughts on paper.  We will do fun drawing exercises, and learn about the different types of pencils, erasers, and techniques for making marks and shading.  Beginners to intermediate skills are most appropriate for this class.

4 Friday mornings, August 23, 30th, September 6, 13th.  9:00am - 11:00am.

WATERCOLOR - Watercolors en Plein Air with Carolyn Kerecman - $100

Working from the inspiration of the Impressionists, we will explore plein air painiting with watercolors!  Approaches to landscape painting will be introduced, as well as basic watercolor and sketching techniques.  This course is perfect for anyone wanting to spend some time painting outside.  All levels of experience welcome.

4 Mondays, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26.  1:00pm - 3:00pm.