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Creative Arts Workshops

The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department invites adults to participate in Creative Arts Workshops held on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm at The Olde Village Community Building in the Olde Village area of North Charleston (4820 Jenkins Avenue). Each interactive workshop is led by a different local artist and provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn new techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Varying skill levels are welcome and the cost is $15, materials provided. Registration opens the first business day of the month that the workshop takes places and closes two days prior to each workshop. Space is limited. To register and pay by phone, call the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Dept. at 843-740-5854. Visit http://bit.ly/NChasArtsTix to register online (service fee applies).

2018 Creative Arts Workshop Schedule:

(subject to change)

July 28, 2018 Still Life in Oil with Meyriel Edge Join local artist and former art educator Meyriel Edge for an introduction to oil painting. Under Edge’s instruction adult participants will create a vibrantly colored still life of a fruit or vegetable using thin glazes with oil paint. Prior experience in oil is helpful, but not necessary.

August 25, 2018 Exploring Scratchboard with Susan Everitt Learn about the art of scratch board with North Charleston Artist Guild member and nationally exhibiting artist Susan Everitt. Scratchboard is a form of direct engraving. Adult participants will learn the basic tools and techniques for working on scratchboard. If you are comfortable shading a ball in pencil, then you will be able to scratchboard. Open to all skill levels.

September 22, 2018 Lino Cut Prints with Christopher Dotson Learn the basics of linoleum cut printmaking, with local artist and educator Christopher Dotson. Students will learn to transfer an image to a linoleum block, as well as techniques for carving, inking, and printing the block to paper using simple tools. No experience necessary.

October 27, 2018 Wire Wrapped Jewelry Making with Sherrie Nesbitt Join local, award-winning artist Sherrie Nesbitt for a hands-on lesson in jewelry making. Adult participants will learn basic wire wrapping jewelry techniques to create their own pair of Egyptian coil earrings. No experience is necessary.

November 17, 2018 (3rd Saturday due to Thanksgiving) Intro to Needle Punch with Pam Shanley Join Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild artist Pam Shanley for a fun introduction to needle punching. Needle punching is an art technique of looping yarn, floss or ribbon in the form of a pattern through fabric. The looping gives the pattern a rug like appearance. It is often considered painting with threads. Needle punching is used to embroider items, create wall hangings, ornaments, pillows, rugs and other décor and crafts. You will use a special tool to create the loops punched through tightly hooped fabric. No experience necessary.

No workshop offered in December due to Holidays.

 


Specialty/Quarterly Classes

The Cultural Arts Department hosts classes in a wide variety of art disciplines on a quarterly basis. Classes range from one-day seminars to 3-8 week sessions. Call the Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854 for more information or to register. A minimum number of participants must be met in order for classes to take place.

Class: Paint Your Angel with Ellie Alasantra of VibraSoul Art LLC
In this hands-on “playshop,” participants will apply their unique style and energy to intuitively paint themselves as an angel. Ellie Alasantra is an intuitive energy artist focusing on art as a healing and color therapy tool. Her passion in life is to help people discover, heal, and express their inner Light. Participants are encouraged to bring an apron or old t-shirt to use as a smock. All other materials provided.
Fee: $35.00. Registration opens on August 1 and closes at 5:00pm on August 28. Call 843-740-5854.
Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Ave
Thursday, August 30, 2018
6:30pm-8:30pm

Class: Paint Your Full Moon Goddess with Ellie Alasantra of VibraSoul Art LLC
In this hands-on “playshop,” participants will apply their unique style and energy to embellish an art print of Selene, the Full Moon Goddess from Greek mythology. Ellie Alasantra is an intuitive energy artist focusing on art as a healing and color therapy tool. Her passion in life is to help people discover, heal and express their inner Light. Participants are encouraged to bring an apron or old t-shirt to use as a smock. All other materials provided.
Fee: $38. Registration opens on Sept 1 and closes at 5:00pm on Sept 25. Call 843-740-5854.
Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Ave
Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:30pm-8:30pm

 

 


 


Teaching Opportunities

Teaching artists or arts agencies may submit proposals to present classes and workshops in visual arts, photography, crafts, music, dance, theater, and more. Proposal forms are available for download from the Applications & Registration Forms page.

Submit proposal by May 20 for Jul/Aug/Sept Class
Submit proposal by Aug 20 for Oct/Nov/Dec Class
Submit proposal by Nov 20 for Jan/Feb/Mar Class
Submit proposal by Feb 20 for Apr/May/Jun Class
  


Children's Summer Arts Camps 

Summer Arts Camps are offered in June and July for children ages 5-13. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. A minimum number of registered students are required for the camps to take place. Registration ends one week prior to each camp. The camp registration form is available for download from the Applications & Registration Forms page. For more information, or to request a registration form by mail, contact the Cultural Arts Department office at (843)740-5854.

Registration for 2018 Summer Arts Camps is now open!
All camps take place from 8:30am-5:00pm at the Olde Village Community Building at 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405. The fee per child is $100 per camp. which includes lunch and 2 snacks daily.

2018 Summer Arts Camps

 

 

 

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Phone: 843-740-5854
Fax: 843-529-2291
culturalarts@northcharleston.org

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Mailing address:
City of North Charleston
Cultural Arts Dept.
PO Box 190016
North Charleston, SC 29419-9016

           

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