Classes & Workshops

The following programs will be held at the Arts Center. Registration and Enrollment information is located at www.mcclellanvilleartscouncil.com.  You can also email or call with questions – macarts@tds.net or 843-887-3157.  Class sizes are limited and sell out quickly, so be sure to register early.

 

August 2018:

Overshadowed: August 4, 7-9 p.m. A collaborative, experimental exhibition that examines the meeting point between photography, landscape, and astronomy. Based on the 2017 total solar eclipse. Free and open to the public. Call 843-887-3157 for more info.

Beginning Pottery for Kids: Handbuilding clay workshop with Carrie Helmkamp. August 4, 11, 18, and 25th is a makeup day. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Materials and snack provided. Ages 4-12. $125 members/$145 non-members. Please call 843-887-3157 to register.

Beginning Pottery for Teens and Adults: Ages 13-adult. Handbuilding clay workshop with Carrie Helmkamp. August 4, 11, 18, and 25th is a makeup day. 2-5 p.m. Materials provided. $125 members/$145 non-members. Please call 843-87-3157 to sign up.

July 2018:

Oil Painting Workshop with Tommy Beaver: July 14, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $85 members, $100 non-members. Join award-winning artist Tommy Beaver for this one-day workshop, appropriate for beginners. Students should bring: a set of oil paints, a 1.5″ brush, and 2 smaller brushes for detail. 843-887-3157 to sign up.

Drum Lessons for Kids: 7/19, 20, 21, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Ages 9-15. $100 members, $115 non-members. Materials and snack provided. Please call 843-887-3157 to sign up.

If I Had a Hammer: Intro to Jewelry Metalsmithing: July 27, 6-9 p.m. $70 members/$80 non-members. All materials provided. Please call 843-887-3157 to sign up.

Etched Layered Cuff Bracelet: Jewelry Metalsmithing: July 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $125 members, $135 non-members. All materials provided. Please call 843-887-31587 for more info.

Stacking Rings: Jewelry Metalsmithing: July 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $125 members, $135 non-members. All materials provided. Please call 843-887-3157 to sign up.

June 2018:

Beginner’s Ukulele Workshop: June 2, 5:30-7:30. Want a summer challenge? Jim Ravoira of the Charleston Hot Shots will teach a beginner’s ukulele class and will follow up the class with a concert. Students should bring a ukulele if they have one (we have some loaners), and a tuner if possible. Class fee is $20 for 2018 members and $25 for non-members. Ages 10 and up. Please call 843-887-3157 to register.

Beginning Pottery for Kids: Handbuilding clay workshop with Carrie Helmkamp. June 2, 9, 16, and 23rd is a makeup day. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Materials and snack provided. Ages 4-12. $125 members/$145 non-members. Please call 843-887-3157 to register.

Candleholder Making for Kids: June 14, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Kids will make “stained glass” candle holders (glue and tissue paper), perfect for Father’s Day! All materials provided. $15 members/$20 members. Please call 843-887-3157 to sign up.

McClellanville and Beyond: A Local Photography Show: Opening Reception June 16, 2018, 7-9 p.m. Free and open to the public. Please call 843-887-3157 for more information.

Art and Science Exploration: Sea Turtles! June 28, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Crystal Herron with SC Coastal Friends and Blythe Brown, art teacher from CREECS will team up for this interdisciplinary class. Kids will learn all about sea turtles while completing sea turtle painting. Class fee is $20 for 2018 members, $30 for non-members.

Ken Chapple and Another Country Concert: June 30 at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a fun evening of excellent music out of Asheville, NC, with Ken Chapple and friends. Tickets are $15 members, $20 non-members; children under 12 are free!

May 2018:

Painting Happy Hour: May 20, 5:00-7:00. A fun and relaxed class, appropriate for beginners and experienced painters. BYOB, and feel free to bring a snack to share. Materials provided. $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Please call 843-887-3157 to register.

 


All-Levels Yoga resumes on January 2

Join instructor Blythe Brown for an evening yoga class that is appropriate for all levels. This class is great for helping you to unwind during the busy week. Classes are held every Tuesday from 7:00-8:15 p.m. Please call for more information, 843-887-3157. Class fee is $12 for 2018 members, $15 for non-members.


Piano Lessons

Brenda LeFevre offers weekly thirty-minute piano lessons for students ages six and up, including adults. No previous experience is necessary. The cost is $18 per session for 2017 members and $20 for non-members, payable at the beginning of each month. Classes are held in our studio building on Pinckney Street. Please call 843-887-3157 to schedule your session.


After School Art

January 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 3:30-4:15. Fee for the month is $80 for 2018 members and $88 for non-members. CREECS Art Teacher Blythe Brown will be offering art lessons after school in a small group setting in our studio on Monday afternoons. All materials are provided. January’s group is for students 9 and older; we’ll do a series for kids 8 and under in February, also on Mondays (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th). Please call 843-887-3157 to register your child for either series.


Painting Happy Hour

January 21, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Join Blythe Brown on a Sunday evening for this fun and relaxed painting class, appropriate for beginners and experienced painters alike. BYOB, and feel free to bring a snack to share. All materials are provided. Class fee is $20 for 2018 members, $30 for non-members. Please call 843-887-3157 to sign up.


Wrap Around Ring

Friday, Jan. 26, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Deb Guess is coming back for another weekend of jewelry metalsmithing classes! Students will start with copper or brass sheet and transform it into beautiful rings.  This class will focus on learning to cut, size, form, and finish both soldered and adjustable rings.  Students will use butane torches to anneal and solder.   All tools and supplies will be provided, but suggest that students bring a work apron, reading glasses if needed for extra magnification, and a small notebook for notes.  This class is ideal for beginners and intermediate students. Class fee is $70 for 2018 members, $80 for non-members. Please call 843-887-3157 to sign up.


Wild About Wire

Sat., Jan. 27, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Making beautiful chains, bracelets, earring findings, and clasps is the perfect way to show off the other creative jewelry components you create.  This class will focus on teaching students five or six basic chain links, two varieties of clasps, and making earwires.  Students should be able to complete at least one bracelet or chain and samples of all of the others.   All tools and supplies will be provided, but recommend that students bring a work apron, reading glasses if needed for extra magnification , and a small notebook for class notes.   (We will take a break for lunch halfway through the day.) Class fee is $120 for 2018members, $130 for non-members. Please call 843-887-3157 to sign up.


Ancient Relics

Sun., Jan. 28, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Using copper sheet as a base, students will learn to paint molten pewter across the surface and then stamp into it while still hot. The results look like ancient Byzantine or medieval jewelry recovered from archeological digs. Create pendants, charms, or earrings from the results. The class will focus on use of the torch, design, cutting and finishing components. Students should be able to complete a pendant or a pair of earrings during the class, which is ideal for beginning or intermediate students. All supplies provided. We will take a break for lunch halfway through the day. Class fee is $120 for 2018 members, $130 for non-members. Please call 843-887-3157 to sign up.


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