Thursday, March 26, 2009

Intro to Painting & Drawing for Young People

Intro to Painting & Drawing with Phyllis Cunningham
For Young People Ages 8 & Up
Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:15
Begins April 14th
$90 for 6 Weeks
Call Bruce at the Arts Center to sign up, 843.332.6234.

Above: Work by One of Phyllis' Students

A Message From The Teacher:

In teaching art, I believe anyone can learn to draw and paint based on the fact that any form can be broken down into simple shapes. Also, that creativity follows mastery and a strong foundation enables students to take any artistic path.

First, we will learn to draw what we see, in an effort to draw somewhat realistically, and I emphasize learning to use and care for our materials. The first 6 classes will introduce beginning drawing, with acrylics and other media used to enhance the lessons. Since painting is drawing with a brush, drawing skills are involved in each class.

Students gain self-esteem, confidence, patience and pride. They also learn how to focus and respect others. Each 6 week segment will build upon my beginner drawing. (There is always a brief lecture and I sometimes use handouts.) We usually do one complete project/painting per class in the sessions that follow those first 6 weeks.

But- most of all- we have FUN!


More work by a Phyllis Cunningham Student

Children's Classes with Michelle Morris

In May, Michelle Morris will be offering Clay and Mixed Media Classes at the Arts Center in Hartsville.


The Clay Class will meet on Mondays beginning May 4th and ending May 25th. The class will meet from 4:00 to 5:15 and the cost is $20.

Mixed Media

The Mixed Media Class will meet on Wednesdays beginning May 6th and ending May 27th. The class will meet from 4:00 to 5:15 and the cost is $20.

To register for these classes, call Bruce Douglas at the Arts Center, 843.332.6234.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Oils with Ilona - April 20th - 24th

Ilona Smithkin will be returning to South Carolina in April. On this visit, Ilona will be offering a oil painting workshop at Birds of A Feather in Darlington.

The class will take place each morning between 9:30 and 12:30 the week of April 20th through 24th.

Cost for the workshop is $140. To sign up, contact Bruce at the Arts Center, 843.332.6234.

To access Ilona's supply list, click on the link below:

Ilona's Supply List
Call Bruce Douglas at the Arts Center to sign up, 843.332.6234.

Intro to Photography with Duane Childers

Award-winning photojournalist Duane Childers will be teaching a photography class on Monday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30. Cost for the class is $90. There will be six sessions, with the first being April 20th. Participants will need to bring their own digital cameras. The class will be held at the Arts Center.

Please note that we changed the first class meeting from April 13th to April 20th.

To register or for more information, contact Bruce Douglas at 843.332.6234.

Watercolors with Bob Feury

Bob Feury will be offering a Watercolor Class at Birds of A Feather in Darlington beginning May 7th and running through May 28th.

The class will meet from 6:30 - 8:00pm. Cost for the class is $70.

The supply list for Bob's class will be posted soon.
Birds Of A Feather is located on Siskron Street, just off the Square in Darlington.

Sewing Classes with Shirley Hilson

Shirley Hilson will be offering Sewing Classes at the Arts Center beginning in April.

Hilson's Beginning Sewing Class will meet on Saturdays from 10am to noon beginning April 4th and ending May 23rd. The eight week class will cost $150.

The class is for interested sewers ages 16 and above. If you cannot attend all 8 classes, the option to pay $20 per class is available, but spaces are limited.

Supply List for Hilson's Class:

fabric scissors
air erasble marking pencil
sewing machine

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ukrainian Egg Workshop: April 4th

Ukrainian Egg Workshop Information

Accomplished Ukrainian Egg Artist Ivy McLaurin will be leading a workshop on April 4th at the Black Creek Arts Center.

Students will learn the history and legends associated with this centuries-old technique. Students will learn to use the ancient "candle" method as well as being taught using electric kistky. Cost for the workshop is $70. All supply costs are included in the price.

The workshop will last from 10am to 4pm. Please bring your own lunch. Drinks will be provided by the Arts Council.

Call Bruce Douglas at the Arts Center to sign up, 843.332.6234. The class size is limited to ten students. Call soon to reserve your place.