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Workshops & Classes

Park Circle Ceramics

Park Circle Ceramics (PCC) offers a paint-your-own pottery experience for all ages and abilities. The studio is located at 1103 Marquis Road in North Charleston, situated in the bustling Park Circle neighborhood of North Charleston just around the corner from Park Circle Gallery, as well as a number of restaurants, bars/breweries, shops, parks, and other amenities. PCC offers open studio time, classes for seniors, adults and children, birthday parties, small group events, seasonal drop-in events, and more!

Hours are Tuesdays-Thursdays from 10:00am-7:00pm, Fridays from 10:00am-2:00pm, and Saturdays from Noon-4:00pm. PCC is closed Sunday-Monday. Click “Learn More” below for more information on the studio, upcoming classes, event bookings, and more.

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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 Art Studio at the Park Circle Community Building, located at 4800 Park Circle. 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. Workshops range from basics of watercolor painting, to sweetgrass basket weaving, to polymer clay jewelry. Varying skill levels are welcome and the workshop fee includes materials. Click “Learn More” below for schedule, workshop descriptions, registration dates, and more.

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Upcoming Workshops & Camps

The Cultural Arts Department hosts workshops, classes, and camps in a wide variety of art disciplines on a regular basis. Registration is managed through Eventbrite. A minimum number of participants must be met in order for these programs to take place.

APRIL

Dance Class – K-Pop MV Dance Class with Stacey Styce
Learn the latest K-Pop dances with Charleston-based choreographer and hip hip/K-Pop dancer Stacey Styce. With her 8 years of dance experience, Stacey is thrilled to introduce more K-Pop and Korean culture to the Charleston community. Open to all levels of dancers.
Fee: $10 drop-in or pre-register at  https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/
Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle
Saturday, April 6, 2024,
3:30-5:00 pm

Workshop – Stitch Party! An Introduction to Hand (Surface) Embroidery with Leslie Brady
Join lifelong needleworker, Leslie Mehard Brady, to explore this healthy, ancient art form and create your own practice piece and maybe even your masterpiece!  Learn about hand embroidery techniques and various stitches, how to select needles, fabrics, and threads, and where to find additional resources. During class, adult participants will embroider on a “doodle” cloth and receive a hemstitched, fine linen tea towel to create a design of their choice. Materials provided.
Fee: $35.  Registration closes at 5:00pm on Thursday, April 11.  Call 843-740-5854 or visit https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/ to register online.
Art Studio at Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle
Saturday, April 13, 2024, 9:30am-12:00pm

Workshop – Drawing with Wool with Nastassja Swift
Join Nastassja Swift, owner and artist of D for Dolls, for this 2-hour needle felting workshop. In this beginner friendly class, participants will learn how to apply two-dimensional needle felting techniques to their very own fiber drawing, all made with wool. Applying the dry method, Nastassja will offer instruction on creating basic shapes, color blending, layering, and building texture. Participants will leave with a unique felted drawing ready to hang! Kids 13 and up are welcome! Material kit must be purchased from artist in advance.
Fee: $35 + materials fee ($40, must be purchased in advance from https://www.dfordolls.com/north-charleston-cultural-arts)
Registration closes at 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 17.  Visit https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com to register online.
Art Studio at Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle
Friday, April 19, 2024, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Workshop – Paint Just Like Bob Ross in One Day with Barbie Sawyer
Learn to paint a complete 16×20 oil painting with step-by-step guidance from Certified Ross Instructor®, Barbie Sawyer. Adult participants will learn the Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique® as seen on more than 300 PBS stations throughout the US. All materials provided no experience necessary.
Fee: $75.  Registration closes at 5:00pm on April 18.  Call 843-740-5854 or visit https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/ to register online.
Art Studio at Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston
Saturday, April 20, 2024, 10am-2:00pm

MAY

Workshop – Wet Felting Butterflies with Kim Keelor
Create a butterfly wall hanging using the ancient textile process of wet felting with fiber artist Kim Keelor. No sewing involved – just wool, soap, water, and your energy. Workshop for participants age 16+. No experience necessary, materials provided.
Fee: $75.  Registration closes at 5:00pm on May 3. Visit https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/ to register online.
Art Studio at Park Circle Community Center, 4800 Park Circle
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Dance Class – K-Pop MV Dance Class with Stacey Styce
Learn the latest K-Pop dances with Charleston-based choreographer and hip hip/K-Pop dancer Stacey Styce. With her 8 years of dance experience, Stacey is thrilled to introduce more K-Pop and Korean culture to the Charleston community. Open to all levels of dancers.
Fee: $10 drop-in or pre-register at  https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/
Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle
Saturday, May 18, 2024,
3:30-5:00 pm

JUNE

Dance Class – K-Pop MV Dance Class with Stacey Styce
Learn the latest K-Pop dances with Charleston-based choreographer and hip hip/K-Pop dancer Stacey Styce. With her 8 years of dance experience, Stacey is thrilled to introduce more K-Pop and Korean culture to the Charleston community. Open to all levels of dancers.
Fee: $10 drop-in or pre-register at  https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/
Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle
Saturday, June 1, 2024,
3:30-5:00 pm

Workshop – Paint Just Like Bob Ross in One Day with Barbie Sawyer
Learn to paint a complete 16×20 oil painting with step-by-step guidance from Certified Ross Instructor®, Barbie Sawyer. Adult participants will learn the Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique® as seen on more than 300 PBS stations throughout the US. All materials provided no experience necessary.
Fee: $75.  Registration closes at 5:00pm on June 6.  Call 843-740-5854 or visit https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/ to register online.
Art Studio at Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston
Saturday, June 8, 2024, 10am-2:00pm

Dance Class – K-Pop MV Dance Class with Stacey Styce
Learn the latest K-Pop dances with Charleston-based choreographer and hip hip/K-Pop dancer Stacey Styce. With her 8 years of dance experience, Stacey is thrilled to introduce more K-Pop and Korean culture to the Charleston community. Open to all levels of dancers.
Fee: $10 drop-in or pre-register at  https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/
Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle
Saturday, June 22, 2024,
3:30-5:00 pm

Summer Camp – Intro to Digital Photography with LaVonda Downard
Children aged 8 to 12 will be introduced to the history of photography and concepts including manual camera settings, lighting, and composition. Each class will include hands-on shooting experience with mentoring and direction from a professional photographer. The instructor has a limited number of cameras for students to borrow during class, but students are encouraged to bring their own digital camera. If you have any questions about the compatibility of your camera for this class, please email [email protected].
Fee: $110. Registration closes at 500pm on  June 14. Visit https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/ to register online.
Art Studio at
Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle
June 24-28, 2024, 9:00am-10:30am

JULY

Half-Day Camp – Broadway Bound with Angie Baker of ABC Dance
This introduction to musical theatre is open to children aged 5-10. Students will practice singing, dancing, and acting with songs and scripts from actual Broadway Shows! Dance clothing is optional. Students should wear clothing that allows for full range of movement. Campers should bring a water bottle and snack for mid-camp break.
Fee: $175. Registration closes at 5;00pm on May 31. Visit https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/ to register online.
Rehearsal Studio at
Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle
July 8-12, 2024, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Dance Class – K-Pop MV Dance Class with Stacey Styce
Learn the latest K-Pop dances with Charleston-based choreographer and hip hip/K-Pop dancer Stacey Styce. With her 8 years of dance experience, Stacey is thrilled to introduce more K-Pop and Korean culture to the Charleston community. Open to all levels of dancers.
Fee: $10 drop-in or pre-register at  https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/
Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle
Saturday, July 13, 2024,
3:30-5:00 pm

AUGUST

Dance Class – K-Pop MV Dance Class with Stacey Styce
Learn the latest K-Pop dances with Charleston-based choreographer and hip hip/K-Pop dancer Stacey Styce. With her 8 years of dance experience, Stacey is thrilled to introduce more K-Pop and Korean culture to the Charleston community. Open to all levels of dancers.
Fee: $10 drop-in or pre-register at  https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/
Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle
Saturday, August 3, 2024, 3:30-5:00 pm

Half-Day Summer Camp – Dance Explorers with Angie Baker of ABC Dance
Children aged 5 to 10 years old will be introduced to basic ballet and jazz technique using creative movement exercises, games, and an arts and crafts activity. Campers should bring their own snack.
Fee: $175. Registration closes at 5:00pm on July 15. Visit https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/ to register online.
Rehearsal Studio at
Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle
August 5-9, 2024, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Dance Class – K-Pop MV Dance Class with Stacey Styce
Learn the latest K-Pop dances with Charleston-based choreographer and hip hip/K-Pop dancer Stacey Styce. With her 8 years of dance experience, Stacey is thrilled to introduce more K-Pop and Korean culture to the Charleston community. Open to all levels of dancers.
Fee: $10 drop-in or pre-register at  https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/
Park Circle Community Building, 4800 Park Circle
Saturday, August 24, 2024,
3:30-5:00 pm


Teaching Opportunities

Teaching artists or arts agencies may submit proposals to present classes and workshops in all arts disciplines. 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