Art Classes & Workshops

Hi All, I am starting an in person art class in August. This will be a group class with lots of individual guidance for those with no experience to seasoned artists. The first 2 hour session is free and I invite you to come and check it out. We will meet every Monday form 10-12pm at Doc William Godfrey Hamilton's home behind the Flying Cloud Farm off Charlotte Hwy. in Fairview. If this interests you please contact me:

Introduction to Drawing

Let’s unleash and nurture your creative side together. Learn to visually interpret what you see and capture this on paper. We will cover basic drawing fundamentals: line, contour, shapes, shading, controlling tones, proportion, perspective and composition. While using pencil a variety of subject matter including still life, nature, people and buildings will be explored. Students will be given a list of materials to purchase (material cost not included).

This Fall Starting 8/16 and 10/11

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Introduction to Painting

Painting is lots of fun and using acrylic paint is one of the best ways to introduce you to creating colorful art. We are going to demystify color theory by exploring the elements of color and how colors relate to each other. You will discover how to limit your color palette with amazing results. The subject matter will be up to you, still life, nature, landscape and more. Materials cost not included in course cost. Students will be given a list of materials to purchase (material cost not included).

Students must have some basic experience with drawing.

This Fall Starting 8/16 and 10/11

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Story Art for Veterans

Free to all Veterans

On hold during Covid. Please check back!

Creating Art and Sculpture from Nature

Create 3D and relief sculpture from ordinary items foraged from nature.

Free your creative side by reawaking and deepening your innate connection to the natural world. Your crafted art could be anything from abstract to realistic as you are only limited by your imagination. You will be guided through the creative crafting process from concept to completion. There will also be tips on finding your raw materials and tuning into nature.

Starting this Fall 8/19 and 10/14

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Story Art at HCC

This art class encourages and guides you to create a visual art piece depicting a meaningful event from your life experience or a fictional story from your imagination. The task posed to you is to think about what would make a dynamic book cover. You will learn how to jump start your imagination, nurture an idea, gather reference material and organize ideas and concepts. Composition, color, freehand sketching and use of models and photography will be covered. The student will have the choice of medium they will use to create their final art piece including drawing, painting or sculpture. What is your Story? Beginner to seasoned artist. Student must provide their own art materials.

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Imagine Nature Thru Drawing

This Summer OLLI College for Seniors at UNCA. Class starts Monday June 13th

and this Fall online. Please check back!