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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.

June 2017 Classes

Thursday June 1 - Joyce Clair Plein Air Painting Group 2-5 PM

Tuesday June 6 - Joyce Clair Fearless Watercolor for Beginners   1- 4 PM

Thursday June 8 – Painting with Paula  1–3:30 PM

Thursday June 15 – Joyce Clair Plein Air Painting Group – 2–5 PM

Thursday June 22 – Painting with Paula  1-3:30 PM

Thursday June 29 – Joyce Clair Alcohol Ink Tiles (Patriotic Design)   2 -4 PM

Watercolor Painting Party - May be scheduled upon request. Contact Joyce Clair ([email protected])
Private Watercolor Classes –May be scheduled for adults and children. Contact Joyce Clair ([email protected])

July 2017 Classes

Thursday July 13 - Painting with Paula  9–12:30 PM $20 Bring own supplies

Saturday July 15 - Joyce Clair Watercolor Workshop   1- 4 PM $45 Bring own supplies

Thursday July 27 – Painting with Paula  9–12:30 PM  $20 Bring own supplies

Watercolor Painting Party - May be scheduled upon request. Contact Joyce Clair ([email protected])
Private Watercolor Classes –May be scheduled for adults and children. Contact Joyce Clair ([email protected])

Watermelon Welcome Door Plaque

Come join Cheryl Gehring as she helps you create a beautiful

Watermelon Welcome Door Plaque.

This is a fun and easy class for ALL SKILL LEVELS! 

No experience required to make this plaque that can be used anywhere you want to welcome folks.


Class Fee $25 

(Payment should be made to ArtWorks before class meets)

Supply Fee $4

 (Payment is paid to Cheryl on day of class)

Creating a Pendant using the Wire Wrap Technique
Come join Ruth Gudger as she teaches how to create a beautiful pendant using
the wire wrapping technique. Necessary tools will be provided.
Check Schedule for Date
Time: 10:15 – 12:15
Fee: $20
Supply Fee: $20 (includes gem stone and silver wire)

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. 

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month

1:00 pm – 3:30pm

$20 Class Fee Supplies: Bring your own supplies  Space is limited to six students.

Spring Coaster Tiles in Alcohol Ink
Create 2 colorful ceramic coasters and a trivet using alcohol ink. Easy and fun. No experience required.
$30 class fee and $5 supply fee.  Minimum 2, Maximum 6 students
Up-cycled fabric mats, rugs, and baskets
Crochet fabric strips into functional art forms. Requires knowledge of single crochet stitch. Bring 2 yards of cotton or cotton blend fabric ( a colorful twin sheet from a thrift store works well) that is cut or torn into 1.0 - 1.5 inch strips and wound into a ball. Also bring a large metal crochet hook, size N or larger. $30 class fee    

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

$40 Class Fee  Supply Fee: Optional $10 or a $30 start-up kit  Space is limited to four students.

Watercolor Workshop

Are you ready to take your watercolor paintings to the next level? This monthly three hour workshop is for you! 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. You will receive supportive, individualized guidance as you challenge yourself. Recommended for students with watercolor experience at any level. Sign up for one or more monthly workshops as needed. 

Check schedule for date

$40 Class Fee

Supply Fee: Some supplies may be available for purchase from instructor if needed. Space is limited to four students.

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.

Check schedule for date

$20 Class Fee

Supply Fee: $10 

Space is limited to four students

Alcohol Ink Pendants with instructor Joyce Clair - 

Make a beautiful and unique pendant for yourself and one for Mom or a friend.

Easy, fun, and no experience required. $30 plus $10 supply fee.


Paint a beautiful wildflower in watercolor along with artist, Joyce Clair, as a memento of your spring visit to Brasstown Bald. This is a fun and easy 2 hour class for anyone age 9 to 90. No previous painting experience required. Joyce will guide you step-by-step to complete a wildflower painting for yourself or to give as a gift. Class size is limited to 8 participants for individual attention.

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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$40 Class Fee  Supply Fee: $10  Instructor: Joyce Clair  Space is limited to six students

The Many Ways of Alcohol Ink 

Experiment with alcohol ink on multiple surfaces including Yupo paper, glass, and ceramic tile in this workshop. You will drip & paint alcohol ink to make colorful designs for a refrigerator magnet, a trivet, a pendant, a glass vase, and a small painting. All supplies included. You only need to bring a bag lunch and an appetite for a fun and easy workshop.  $55 + $10 supply fee.  

                                             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.    A 9  x  12 canvas and a protective spray of your finished painting will be provided.   $30 + $10 supply fee.  


Wine, Women & 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. The $45 class fee per person 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.

Class Fee: $45 per person for groups of 2–4 people

$35 per person for groups of 5 – 10 people

Instructor: Joyce Clair    Contact ArtWorks 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.

Class Fee: $75 for 3 hour class

Supply Fee: $10 or you may purchase a $30 start-up kit.

Supply fee waived if you bring your own supplies.

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.

Class Fee: $35 for 2 hour class  Supply Fee: $10  Contact ArtWorks with preferred dates and times