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 Park Circle Gallery 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 $20, 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://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com to register online (service fee applies).
2022 Creative Arts Workshop Schedule:
(subject to change)
June 25, 2022 ● Portrait Basics with Christopher Kyle ● Join local artist Christopher Kyle as he offers an introduction to the basics of human portraiture. By breaking down each facial feature into parts, participants can walk away with a realistic looking portrait rendered with both charcoal and graphite. Participants are asked to bring a reference photo of a face that interests them.
July 23, 2022 ● Punch Needle with Pam Shanley ● Learn the basics of needle punch with Pam Shanley of the Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild. 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 raised 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. Participants will use a special tool and threads to create a punch needle design on tightly hooped fabric.
August 27, 2022 ● Macramé Wall Hangings with Aliza Rose ● Aliza Rose, owner of Rosie the Wanderer, will instruct participants in how to make their very own 12″ wide macrame wall hanging on a wooden dowel. Learn how to tie basic macrame knots and create fun patterns and designs. This class is fun, laid back, and even meditative! Participants will leave knowing macrame basics that can be applied at home to make some fantastic handmade gifts for friends and family!
September 24, 2022 ● Sweetgrass Baskets with Sarah Edwards Hammond ● Adult participants will learn the basics of the historical art form of sweetgrass basket weaving with Sarah Edwards Hammond. Hammond, one of the Charleston area’s finest sweetgrass basket makers, began learning this unique form of art from her mother at the age of seven and works to pass on the tradition to her own children, grandchildren, and others in the community.
October 22, 2022 ● Brush Lettering with Jasmine Mullins ● Brush lettering elevates any average item and makes it extraordinary, beautiful, and adds a personal touch. In this beginner class, local artist Jasmine Mullins will guide participants through everything from how to hold the brush pen and execute basic pen strokes to bounce lettering and flourishing. Students will test out their new skills by creating their very own hand lettered thank you card or place cards. Everyone will receive a small brush pen and a workbook created by Jasmine, which will allow them to continue to perfect hand lettering skills at home.
November 19, 2022 (3rd Saturday due to Thanksgiving) ● Colored Pencil Basics with Pam Smith ● You may have used colored pencils before, but have you seen their dazzling effect on black paper? In this workshop, Goose Creek Artist Guild member Pam Smith will offer instruction in the basic principles of drawing and provide colored pencil tips and tricks that will help participants render a colorful animal on black paper. The result will pop right off the page!
No workshop in December due to holidays
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.
No classes scheduled at this time
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 10 for Jul/Aug/Sept Class
Submit proposal by Aug 10 for Oct/Nov/Dec Class
Submit proposal by Nov 10 for Jan/Feb/Mar Class
Submit proposal by Feb 10 for Apr/May/Jun Class