Art School for Adults

  • Learn to Draw in a Day

    May 31, 201410:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Take a crash course in the fundamentals of drawing. This back-to-basics approach presents the core concepts needed to draw from observation, such as line, gesture, proportion, light, and shade, and covers the materials used in the artist's studio. This is a great course for the absolute beginner or anyone who wants to freshen up his or her skills.

    Grant N. Jackson holds an M.F.A. in painting from Florida State University and has a taught a variety of courses at the Columbia Museum of Art since 2003. He has also taught design, drawing, and photography in the art department at USC Columbia. He is currently employed with SCETV.
  • Painting the Figure in Oils

    June 2, 2014Monday - Friday, June 2 - 13
    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Learn how to use gesture, anatomy, proportion, comparative measurements, value, shape, and tone to paint a realistic figure in oils from the live model. Week one includes exercises to develop an understanding of various techniques and their application to the figure. During week two, students work from a single sustained pose by the nude model to develop a fully rendered figure painting.

    Award-winning artist Letitia "Tish" Lowe trained at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. She specializes in portrait, still life, and figurative oil paintings in classic realist style. This workshop is suitable for advanced or beginning painters.

    Minimum age 18.

    Register by May 14 for a discount.
  • Learn to Draw in the Spirit of Ink

    June 28, 201410:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Ink wash is a drawing technique that has evolved into a practical illustration technique. Students in this workshop discover how ink wash is similar to watercolor paint and learn necessary techniques to create ink wash drawings.

    Tonya Gregg received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Chicago and a Master of Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

    This workshop is suitable for beginner and intermediate students. Students are encouraged to bring drawings or images to translate.

    All supplies included.
    Minimum age 16.

  • Artistic Furniture Makeover

    August 23, 2014Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24
    Noon - 4:00 p.m.

    Add some spunk to your junk and create a functional work of art by customizing a small piece of furniture to reflect your own style. This class will teach you how to turn your old, tired furniture into something adorable and artistic that you can be proud of for years!

    In this two-day, hands-on class you will learn:
    • How to prep both finished and unfinished furniture
    • The types of paint available for use and how to apply them
    • The tools needed to complete your project from start to finish
    • How to accessorize your piece with decoupage, stamping and other materials

    No experience needed; this class fits all skill levels. You will need to bring a small table, bookcase, or other piece of furniture smaller than 30" x 30" that you are able to lift and carry into the classroom. The class will provide access to the paints, tools, and techniques needed to complete your project.

    Alicia Leeke has been working as a full-time, professional painter since 2009 and uses mixed media, acrylics, and the palettes of Monet and Kahn to produce modern abstract landscapes. She is an award-winning artist living in South Carolina and shows her work in New York, Chicago and galleries across the Southeast.