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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 Community Building, located at 4800 Park Circle (unless otherwise noted). 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. Visit http://nchasculturalarts.eventbrite.com to register online.

2024 Creative Arts Workshop Schedule:

(subject to change)

June 22, 2024 Pet Pawtraits with Kelly Kopacka In this Pet “Pawtrait” workshop, adult participants will receive step-by-step instruction and guidance from local artist Kelly Kopacka to create an acrylic painting of their dog or cat on canvas. Learn to use bold color and expressive brushwork to capture the personality of your furry companion. Participants must bring a clear photo of their pet for reference.

July 27, 2024 ● The Basics of Alcohol Inks with Meg Homeier ● In this workshop adult students will be introduced to alcohol ink, a fascinating and fluid medium. The colors are intense, and they flow faster than watercolor. Local artist Meg Homeier will present a short demo and talk about the properties of the inks and how to blend them and move them around on Yupo paper using unusual tools like straws. She will also offer instruction on techniques like tipping the paper and spritzing with clear alcohol. The magic happens when the colors start to mix on the paper. Each participants’ creations will be unique and worth framing.

August 24, 2024 ● Macrame Wall Hangings with Rosie the Wanderer ● Join Aliza from Rosie the Wanderer for an introduction to basic macrame. Adult participants will learn many fun knot patterns and designs to create a macrame wall hanging. Note that the workshop involves kneeling or sitting on the floor for the last 20 minutes or so, so dress comfy and get ready for some fun!