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Children's Summer Classes

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Class descriptions
See "Current Class Listings" tab to see list of upcoming classes
or call or stop by the Gallery to check on availability or schedule a class.
706-896-0932

Joyce Clair shows you how to make your painting tools work for you. Color mixing, basic techniques, and landscape elements are demonstrated and practiced.  Interested in alcohol inks - Joyce has wonderful classes in this medium too.  See a list of classes Joyce teaches in the listing below.



Private Alcohol Ink classes available with Joyce Clair

2 hour private sessions available at ArtWorks to fit YOUR schedule.$60 per session plus supply fee depending upon project.  Contact Joyce directly at [email protected].


Alcohol Ink Pendants with Joyce Clair

Easy and fun class for beginners.  Class size limited to six students.  Students will paint two pendants. A supplies included - $30 plus $15 supply fee.  Please call ArtWorks if you are interested in this class (see telephone number above).

Private Children's Art Class with Joyce Clair

Starting September 7, 2019, ongoing twice monthly class for children age 8-12 who enjoy art.  Class focuses on drawing, painting, and crafts.  Class limited to four students for individual attention.  $30 per class and a minimum of three classes.  By appointment only thru instructor - [email protected].

Paint Holiday Cards with Alcohol Inks -

Joyce Clair - Instructor

November 16, 2019, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Fun and easy class for beginners.  All supplies included to paint three different designs.  Your designs may be copied to make additional cards for family and friends.  Class fee $30 plus $15 supply fee.  Class limited to six students.


Pop-Up Cards

ArtWorks is offering an exciting new class for children and adults in 3-dimensional paper art.  Maureen-Rena Dickson will be teaching children 8+ to adults how to create a pop-up card using multiple layers of paper, engineering techniques, and imagery in birds and horses, and the class will be fun.

     The Saturday classes will be held on November 23rd, December 14th, and December 21st at 1:00 pm, and the sessions are approximately 2 ½ hours each.  The cost of the class is $17 per student, and there is a $7 supply fee.  Everything needed to make that perfect card for a special someone will be provided. Call ArtWorks at 706-896-0932 to reserve space; there is a maximum of 7 students per class.

 Paint Holiday Ornaments with Alcohol Inks - Joyce Clair - Instructor

November 30, 2019, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Fun and easy class for beginners.  All supplies included to paint at least three glass bulb ornaments.  Class fee $30 plus $15 supply fee.  Class limited to six students.

January 11, 2020 - Fearless Watercolor: Paint a Winter Landscape

Fun and easy class for beginners. Instructor guides you step-by-step as you successfully complete a 8x10 painting. Small class of 4 students gives you lots of individual attention. You will practice and learn basic painting techniques, color mixing and tips on how to make corrections. All supplies and class handout included. Suitable for adults and teens.  Class fee $45 plus $15 supply fee. 


February 8, 2020, 2-4 pm, "Amazing Alcohol Inks: Paint on Silk

 It is so easy to create a beautiful abstract floral design on a scarf, even if you are not artistic!

 No experience or talent required to drip ink on silk. Instructor demos how to prepare scarf, select colors, apply inks and set colors. All supplies and a class handout included. Suitable for adults and teens. Not advised for those with sensitive respiratory systems.  Class fee $30 plus $20 supply fee. Class size limited to 4 so register early for this very popular class.



March 7, 2020, 2 - 5 p.m., "Fearless Watercolor: Quick & Easy Greeting Cards"

Painting small is a great way for beginners to start painting watercolors. It is less intimidating and develops confidence. For the experienced painter, this format helps you practice painting fast and loose. Instructor demos step-by-step techniques to paint four 4x6 greeting cards. Subjects include florals, landscapes, and still life setups. No painting experience required, just bring a desire to learn! All supplies and a class handout included. Suitable for adults and teens.

Class fee $45 plus $15 supply fee. Class size limited to 4 students for individual attention.

Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee
Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee meet every Thursday afternoon (Oct - Nov) weather permitting - sessions will return to the morning schedule when warmer weather returns.  If interested in joining the group, contact Joyce Clair  ([email protected] ) to get on the email notification list. Joyce sends out an email every Wednesday with info on where to meet and whether or not plein air is cancelled due to weather forecast. There is no fee as this is not a class. You may attend as often or infrequent as you wish. Bring your own art supplies, chair, water, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray. All media and all skill levels welcome. 

Private Watercolor Class for Adults

3-hour private (1on1) watercolor classes available.  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. $90 per session plus $15 supply fee if needed. Contact Joyce directly at [email protected].



Card Embroidery – Pamela Coste, Instructor

Learn to create great looking cards that will be cherished by recipients.  Many are worth framing.  This is an easy and relaxing past time.  All materials will be supplied and class fee is $30.  Classes are 3 hours in length.

If you are interested, call ArtWorks and they will have Pam reach out to you to schedule day and time.

Paper Beads – Pamela Coste, Instructor

This is an old craft that seems to be resurfacing.  It is a great way to recycle old calendars, magazines and just about any paper product.  List of items needed:

 

Paper Bead Roller tool 3/32” slotted metal winding pin – found on Amazon.com

0.8mm Elastic Cord - Clear - Stretchy

Round Toothpicks – 3 dozen

Class fee is $25 and runs for 2 1/2 hours.

 

If you are interested, call ArtWorks and they will have Pam reach out to you to schedule day and time.

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.