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Artworks Classes

For additional information and to sign up for our classes please visit ArtWorks in Hiawassee or call the store at 

706-896-0932 and register using a credit card. ArtWorks is located at 232B Chatuge Way in the 

Hiawassee Business Centre, we are open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5.

January Classes
Jan 11 - Paula Canup - Painting With Paula 1:00-3:30 Acrylics & Oil $20 + Bring Own Supplies

Jan 20 - Barbara Keyes - Making Signs 10:00 - 1:00  $25 + $20 Supply Fee

Jan 25 -  Paula Canup - Painting With Paula 1:00-3:30 Acrylics & Oil $20 + Bring Own Supplies

February Classes
Feb 8 - Paula Canup - Painting With Paula 1:00-3:30 Acrylics & Oil $20 + Bring Own Supplies

Feb 22-  Paula Canup - Painting With Paula 1:00-3:30 Acrylics & Oil $20 + Bring Own Supplies

Feb 23-  Joyce Clair - Fearless Watercolor-Winter Landscape 1:00 - 4:00 Class Fee $45 Supply Fee $15

Making Signs

 Barbara Keyes
January 20 10 am - 1 pm

Come learn how to create and make signs. You will have a choice of making a "Welcome" or "Gather" sign.
All supplies provided Class Fee: $25  Supply Fee $20

Snowman Glass Class
Instructor: Barbara Keyes
Wednesday, November 8
10am – 1pm
Last day for sign up – November 1
Class Fee: $15
Supply Fee: $10
2 Wine glasses, dishwasher safe,
will be painted in class.
Instructor will take home and
bake to be picked up on
Saturday, November 11 in afternoon
Paint Holiday Tiles with Alcohol Ink

Instructor Joyce Clair
Tuesday, November 21 1-4 pm
Class Fee: $30
Supply Fee: $10
These unique holiday coasters & trivet make nice gifts or use them on your holiday table.
No experience needed to paint holiday designs on white glazed ceramic tiles with colorful alcohol ink.
Apply ink with Q-tips, felt, sponge, and brushes.
Design free hand or use a template.Take home 2 coasters and a trivet which are heat resistant and water resistant.
All supplies included.
Pastel Workshop for Beginners

Instructor: Paula Canup
October 24 10:30 – 4:30
Class Fee: $40
Supply Fee: $10
Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee

Calling All Painters!
Join our painting group on the first and third Thursday of the month.
We will leave from Artworks and proceed to nearby sites to paint.
All local painters are welcome and it is free!
No registration required.
Just show up on whatever date you can.
Bring water, a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, folding seat
and art supplies for an enjoyable afternoon of painting.
Create a Lovely Jewelry Using the 
Wire Wrap Technique

Instructor: Ruth Gudger
Cost: $20
Supply Fee: $20
Tools provided

Acrylic painting on wood 

Sparkly pumpkins on a wood board perfect for your wall or door.
September 23 9:00 – 1:00
Class Fee $15
Supply Fee $10 - Bring apron or smock
Mini Watercolor Workshop- For All Levels

Bring your supplies and a project of your choosing
to a small group session with watercolor artist, Joyce Clair.
Also bring a sample of your work for the instructor to determine
what is needed to improve as a watercolor artist.
Instructor will give tips on how to improve your painting.
Recommended for students with watercolor experience at any
The class will be a workshop on plein air painting.
Depending upon weather, we may have class outdoors.
Check schedule for date and time – 2 hour class
Space is limited to four students
Calligraphy - Beautiful Writing

Susan Maguire is a calligrapher who trained under the former Florida state calligrapher Richard Ebbole and Denys Taipale whose writing is published in the Speedball textbook.

Susan will be teaching a sequence of four consecutive calligraphy classes. Each class will build on the learning of the previous class and will include materials for home practice exercises. Two calligraphic styles will be taught- The Foundational Hand & The Italic Hand.
Classes will be held on 4 consecutive Mondays August 7, 14, 21, 28
$40 class fee
$20 Materials fee- Materials Include: Calligraphy Fountain pen set with 3 point sizes and ink cartridges. Writing board and letter models. Pad of practice paper.
Class limited to 6 students.
Deadline for signup is July 31st
Fall Designs with Alcohol Ink on Tiles

Celebrate the arrival of autumn by decorating 2 ceramic tile coasters and a trivet with colorful fall designs.
No painting experience needed.
$25 class fee plus $15 supply fee.
Instructor: Joyce Clair

Painting with Paula

Instructor Paula Canup, a Guild member from Hayesville, NC, will teach painting in either oil or acrylics. Students will need to bring their own supplies - canvas, paint, palette, and medium for oil. The instructor will have photo references students can use for subjects, or students can bring their own. 


Watercolor101: Fearless Watercolor

This introduction to watercolor basics in a supportive environment is for beginners with minimal or no watercolor experience. Take the “scary” out of watercolor as you learn secrets to control watercolor and correct mistakes. Joyce Clair shows you how to make your painting tools work for you. Color mixing, basic techniques, and landscape elements are demonstrated and practiced. Joyce will guide you step-by-step as you trace and copy a simple landscape in watercolor. You will be amazed at your results!

Check schedule for date


Watercolor Adventure for Kids

Joyce Clair is teaching a two hour class that is full of fun and adventure for kids age 9 and older. Imagination and creativity is nurtured as your child or grandchild creates a watercolor painting. A child also develops problem solving skills, self-confidence, and a sense of accomplishment when they engage in creating art. Each class is different as we explore techniques, color, and design. All supplies provided and students go home with one completed painting ready to frame and hang.

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Fun with Alcohol Ink on Tile

Sign-up for this fun & easy class. No painting or drawing experience required to create colorful ink designs on glazed ceramic tiles. In this class you will learn a variety of easy techniques to create 4 different coaster tiles to take home or to give as gifts. This is a mistake-free project. If not satisfied with your results, just wipe off the ink and start over!

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                                             Explore  Watercolor on Canvas              


This class is for students with some watercolor experience. Watercolor canvas is made especially for watercolor. Watercolor canvas is similar to painting on yupo paper but you have more control.    A benefit of painting on watercolor canvas is your painting does not need to be framed under glass. A protective spray of UV archival varnish is all that is needed. Bring your watercolor supplies and a reference photo.   


Watercolor Party

Schedule a fun painting party with your friends at ArtWorks. You will be proud of your finished painting of a seasonal subject. Don‘t worry, no painting or drawing experience required! Your instructor, Joyce Clair, will lead you step-by-step as we create the same painting together.  Class fee  includes painting supplies and a mat to frame your “party painting”.

 A glass of sparkling cider or soft drink will be served with light snacks.

Instructor: Joyce Clair    Contact with preferred dates and times 

Private Watercolor Class for Adults

Need some one-on-one instruction to start or improve watercolor painting? Need flexibility in scheduling a class to fit your schedule? Private watercolor classes are available by appointment with Joyce Clair.

Contact ArtWorks with preferred dates and times 

Private Watercolor Class for Children & Teens

Looking for an art class for your grandchild when she/he visits? Is your teen interested in art but has a full after-school schedule? Private watercolor classes are available by appointment with Joyce Clair.