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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 stuio time, classes for adults and children, birthday parties, kid’s storytime + paint events, group events, “Projects of the Month,” 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 Park Circle Gallery in the Olde Village area of North Charleston. 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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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.

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: $65.  Registration closes at 5:00pm on Thursday before each class.  Call 843-740-5854 or visit https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/ to register online.
Park Circle Gallery, 4820 Jenkins Ave.
Saturday, January 14, 2023, 8:30am-12:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 2023, 8:30am-12:00pm
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 8:30am-12:00pm
Saturday, April 8, 2023, 8:30am-12:00pm
Saturday, June 10, 2023, 8:30am-12:00pm

Workshop – Vintage Vessel Candle Making with Daisy McClellan
Join local artist Daisy McClellan for a relaxing candle making workshop using vintage vessels. Participants will learn how to make candles from beginning to end using a variety of fragrance oils, dried flowers, and vintage glasses, teacups, and tins from Daisy’s collection. The result is both environmentally conscious and uniquely stylish. Participants will go home with two soy wax candles mixed with their very own scent combinations. Beginners are welcome, no experience is required.
Fee: $65.  Registration opens on March 29 and closes at 5:00pm on Thursday, April 27.  Call 843-740-5854 or visit https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/ to register online.
Park Circle Gallery, 4820 Jenkins Ave.
Saturday, April 29, 2023, 10:00am-11:30pm


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 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