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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.

August 2017 Classes

Thursday, August 3 - Joyce Clair - Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee 8:30-11:00AM Free all levels/Media

Friday, August 4 - Patrick Mahon- Photography 101 4 part progressive class- August 4, 11 ,18 , 25
3:00-5:00PM Class Fee(4 classes) $25 Student will need a digital camera.

Monday, August 7- Susan Macguire- Calligraphy, Beautiful Writing 1:30-3:30PM MOVED TO SEPTEMBER
$40 + $20 supply fee (4 consecutive classes August 7, 14, 21, 28) Deadline to register July 31

Thursday, August 10 - Paula Canup - Painting With Paula 1:00-3:00PM $20 bring own supplies

Friday, August 11-  Patrick Mahon- Photography 101 Part 2  3:00-5:00PM

Saturday, August 12 - Joyce Clair - Watercolor Paint Along for Non-Painters 1:30-3:30PM   $25 + $10 supply fee

Monday, August 14 Susan Macguire - Calligraphy, Beautiful Writing Part 2  1:30-3:30PM  MOVED TO SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, August 16 - Ruth Gudger- Wire Wrap Pendant 1:00-3:30PM $20 + $20 Supply Fee

Thursday, August 17  Joyce Clair - Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee 8:30-11:00AM Free all levels/Media

Friday, August 18  Patrick Mahon- Photography 101 Part 3  3:00-5:00PM

Monday, August 21  Susan Macguire - Calligraphy, Beautiful Writing Part 3  1:30-3:30PM  MOVED TO SEPTEMBER

Thursday, August 22 Joyce Clair- Mini Watercolor Workshop for All Levels  1:30- 3:30PM $25 Bring Own Supplies

Thursday, August 24  Paula Canup - Painting With Paula 1:00-3:00PM $20 bring own supplies

Friday, August 25 Patrick Mahon- Photography 101 Part 4  3:00-5:00PM

Monday, August 28  Susan Macguire - Calligraphy, Beautiful Writing Part 4  1:30-3:30PM  MOVED TO SEPTEMBER

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])

September 2017 Classes


Thursday, September 7 Joyce Clair - Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee 8:30-11:00AM Free all levels/Media 


Monday, September 11- Susan Macguire- Calligraphy, Beautiful Writing 1:30-3:30PM 
$40 + $20 supply fee (4 part class)

Thursday, September 14  Paula Canup - Painting With Paula 1:00-3:00PM $20 bring own supplies 

Monday, September 18- Susan Macguire- Calligraphy, Beautiful Writing 1:30-3:30PM 
Part 2

Thursday, September 21 Joyce Clair - Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee 8:30-11:00AM Free all levels/Media 

Saturday, September 23  - Barbara Keyes  Getting Ready for Fall – Sparkly Pumpkins on a Board 
9:00 – 1:00   Class Fee - $15  Supply Fee - $10

Saturday, September 23 Joyce Clair - Watercolor Workshop 1-4 PM $45 Bring own supplies. Ages 14 and older

Monday, September 25- Susan Macguire- Calligraphy, Beautiful Writing 1:30-3:30PM 
Part 3

Tuesday, September 26 Joyce Clair - Fall Designs with Alcohol Ink on Tiles 2-4 PM Class Fee $25 Supply Fee $15

Thursday, September 28  Paula Canup - Painting With Paula 1:00-3:00PM $20 bring own supplies



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
level.
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

Photography 101

Patrick Mahon is a photographer who lives in Young Harris and winters in
Titusville, FL. Pat has taught photography classes in the Institute for
Continuing Learning at Young Harris College and in the photo club at the
Great Outdoors in Titusville.
 His photography has been exhibited in the
Mountain Arts Association at the Brasstown Valley Resort and in the Manor at the Great Outdoors.

Participants will learn and apply the basic principles of photography.
Participants will bring samples of photographs to class so they can receive feedback and learn from one another.
Class fee: $25
August 4, 11, 18 and 25
3:00-5:00
Limited to 8
Equipment: Participants will need a digital camera

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

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

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.

Check schedule for date


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!

Check schedule for date


                                             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 [email protected] 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.