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Children's Summer Classes

Local Artists and Crafters                

Class descriptions
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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.



Marbling with Colorful Alcohol Inks – Instructor:  Joyce Clair

In this class you will use colorful alcohol inks to make magical marbled papers.  These


papers will be used to complete several projects such as bookmarks, cards and folded


trinket box.  All supplies and a class handout provided. 



 

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. 

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. 
Instructor:  Joyce Clair
 
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 or call gallery to express your interest in this class.  Space is limited to four students.

Watercolor 101: 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 dates or call Gallery  to express interest in your own class!

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 or call Gallery to set up a date.


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. 

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. 

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

 

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.