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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: How to Photograph Your Artwork with Rick Rhodes
Photographing your artwork can seem like a simple task but can quickly become a daunting project depending on your end use needs. Local professional photographer, Rick Rhodes, will instruct artists on the basics for photographing their artwork in this FREE two-hour workshop. Rick has owned and operated Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging, LLC, in West Ashley for nearly 25 years and is well versed in aerial, architecture, landscape, portrait, artwork, and product photography. The workshop will cover how to photograph both 2D and 3D artwork and include discussion on lighting, white balance, image format, camera settings, and lens use. There will be a lighting and work flow demonstration so that participants can prepare images properly for their intended use. Participants must bring a digital camera and be familiar with its basic settings. Artwork will be staged for participants to experiment with taking images. Don’t miss this valuable professional development opportunity! Register today!
Fee: Free workshop (registration required). Registration closes at noon on Fri., January 20. Call 843-740-5854 or visit https://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com/ to register online.
Park Circle Gallery, 4820 Jenkins Ave.
Saturday, January 21, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm

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: $65.  Registration opens on December 12 and closes at 5:00pm on Thursday, January 12.  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


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