Saturday, November 13, 2010

An Open Letter from Frankie Bush

Frankie Bush served as the Executive Director of Black Creek Arts Council from 1994 to 2003. From then until July 2010, Frankie also served on the Board of Directors for BCAC. As you can from this letter, her service and enthusiasm for this organization have not diminished.

An Open Letter From Frankie Bush

In 1980 through the Beaux Arts Ball, I began a love affair with Black Creek Arts Council. I was already an active member of Kalmia Arts but had not become involved with the parent organization Black Creek Arts Council. Over the years as a volunteer and later as a director, I saw the difference that the arts make in our community. Our community is a unique place where the number of events, festivals and projects are truly amazing. No organization embodies this community-mindedness as much as Black Creek Arts Council.

BCAC’s unique ability of outreach on several levels is why I see this organization as second to none. Educating and inspiring our youth, providing programming and events for adults, and serving other non-profits as an administrative and collaborative resource are the hallmarks of Black Creek Arts Council.

The Black Creek Arts Center serves as a gathering place for many arts and non-arts related events. Your support was needed to complete the Arts Center and your support is still needed to continue offering high-quality educational services, memorable events, and assistance to other community organizations. The Arts truly enrich our lives.

The services and events offered by BCAC have been recognized by authorities outside of our community. The South Carolina Arts Commission chose to hold its Pee Dee Canvas of the People, an open forum discussing the positioning of the Arts in communities, at the Black Creek Arts Center. The State’s Arts Commission chose our community as the leader in the Arts for the Pee Dee which speaks volumes about our Arts Council.

Please join me in supporting Black Creek’s ongoing work by giving a generous contribution. Our mission is to “Foster the arts in Darlington County.” We need your help to complete our mission.

Warmest Regards,

Frankie Bush

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Two Performances Highlight Weekend of November 12th-13th at BCAC

Friday, November 12th

Doug Varone and Dancers will offer a free performance and discussion at the Black Creek Arts Center on Friday, November 12th at 7:30. Varone has been working with Angela Gallo and Erin Leigh in Coker’s Dance Department over the last year. Varone and his dancers will also be performing at Coker College on Saturday, November 13th.

Admission to the event at Black Creek is free and everyone is invited to attend. “This event is as much for the novice dancer as it is for the most experienced performer. It’s also perfect for those who appreciate dance on any level,” noted BCAC President Carolyn Atkinson.

Doug Varone is a choreographer and director who works in dance theater, opera, film, television and fashion. Varone received his BFA from Purchase College where he was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007. Honors also include a Guggenheim Fellowship and two New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessie Awards) for Sustained Achievement in Choreography and for his 2006 work Boats Leaving. His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts since 1988.

Saturday, November 13th

The Black Creek Arts Center will host An Evening of Wine & Jazz with After Dark on Saturday, November 13th from 8-10pm. After Dark features Al “Magic Fingers” Haynes on the piano and Randy Oswalt on the drums. Black Creek’s leading lady, Tracy Price, will provide the vocals.

An Evening of Wine & Jazz is a fundraiser for BCAC. Tickets are $25. Dessert and coffee, as well as wine, will be served.

For more information about either of these events, contact Jordan Heydt at 843.332.6234 or

The Black Creek Arts Center is located at 116 W. College Avenue in Hartsville.

Friday, September 17, 2010

October Children's Classes

Every Wednesday in October from 3:30-5pm, Black Creek is offering a 4 class art series for elementary aged children. Each class will teach a different art lesson.
October 6 - Photography class. Each student will need to bring a digital camera and will learn about the basics of photography.
October 13 - Clay class. Each student will learn about the history of clay and create a hand built clay sculpture.
October 20 - Painting class. Each student will learn about an art movement in history and create a painting on canvas.
October 27 - Trick or Treat Bags. In the spirit of Halloween, each student will create and design their own Trick or Treat Bag.
The cost of the series is $40. All supplies are included. Call Jordan Heydt at the Arts Center to sign up or for more information 843.332.6234

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Show Opens at BCAC on August 5th

Thursday, August 5th
Art Opening
at the
Black Creek Arts Center
116 West College Avenue in Hartsville
5:30 - 7:00

The latest exhibit at BCAC features work by 23 juried artists from the Artisans of the South Carolina Cotton & Tobacco Trails. Please join us for refreshments at the opening, or visit the Arts Center before August 20th to view the show.

Admission is free.

Artists with work on display include:

Artisans of the SC Cotton Trail

Carolyn Atkinson
Anne Baldwin
Heidi Bond
Pollie Bristow
Frankie Bush
John Cameron
Jim Fernandes
Patz Fowle
Mike Gann
Carolyn Govan
Linda Humphries
Sara Jailette
Vicky McLain
Suzanne Muldrow
Denny Stevenson

Artisans of the SC Tobacco Trail

Barbara and Ed Streeter
John Johnson
Susan Allen
Brenda Hardwick
Lon Calhoun
Jack Cayton
Ruth Cox
Emily Estes
Lori Kaim
Tony Morano

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Black Creek Arts Council Receives Three Grants From The South Carolina Arts Commission

The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) recently announced its grant awards for the upcoming fiscal year. Among the recipients was Black Creek Arts Council of Darlington County (BCAC). BCAC received three grants totaling $13,939.

BCAC was one of 65 schools, school districts, and arts organizations to receive an Arts-In-Education (AIE) Grant. AIE grants help fund artist residencies, performances, curriculum planning and implementation and professional development for teaching.

BCAC also received a General Operating Support Grant from SCAC. This grant program is designed to strengthen arts organizations that bring ongoing arts experiences and services to individuals, other organizations and communities throughout the state. There were 144 organizations that received a General Operating Support Grant.

The third grant BCAC received was for its Subgranting Program. Subgranting funds are allocated to local arts councils to distribute quarterly grants to organizations and artists in their region. This program is funded in part by an award from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of The Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.

BCAC was among a select group of nine arts council to receive subgrant funding.

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September: In the Gallery...

Louise Daley and Jo Jeffers

In September, the Jean & James Fort Gallery at the Black Creek Arts Center will host an exhibit by Darlington artists Louise Daley and Jo Jeffers. This dynamic exhibit will feature pottery by Jeffers and portraiture by Daley. An opening reception will be held on September 2nd from 5:30 to 7pm. Admission is free.

In addition to the exhibit in the gallery, artwork by Hartsville-native and current Coastal Carolina student Lance "Sketchboii Lance" Rhodes will be on display in the Upstairs Gallery.

Both exhibits will remain on display until September 30th. Prudential Segars Realty is sponsoring the opening.

October: In the Gallery...

The Pink Exhibit

In October, Black Creek Arts Council and Darlington County Relay For Life will be presenting The Pink Exhibit. A silent auction will be held on October 7th from 5:30 to 7:30. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Arts Council and Relay For Life.

Each artwork up for bid will have the color pink in it. Local and regional artists will be donating works for the auction. Flossie Mae's is sponsoring the opening.

The exhibit will remain on display until October 28th.



November: In the Gallery...

Anne Hightower-Patterson

The amazing watercolors of Anne Hightower-Patterson will grace the walls of the Jean & James Fort Gallery in November. An opening reception will be held on November 4th from 5:30 to 7pm. Admission is free.

Check out some of Anne's work here.

Anne's work will also provide a perfect backdrop for BCAC's 4th Annual Christmas Shoppe from November 18th to 20th.

This exhibit will remain in the gallery through November 23rd.



December: In the Gallery...

John Herth
In December, the gallery at Black Creek will feature a collection of work by local artist John Herth.
Herth is an artist that has mastered many media. Come enjoy his paintings, wood carvings, and clay creations. An opening reception will be held on December 2nd from 5:30 to 7pm.

The exhibit will remain on display until December 23rd.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Carolinas III

The following 58 photographers entered 140 photos into The Carolinas III:

Caroline Norment

Johnny Eades

Suzanne Muldrow

Jim Fernandes

Patz Fowle

Anne Baldwin

Linda Humphries

Trey Gibson

Pam Allen

Sam Gibson

Sarah Norwood

Pam Wray

Doug DeNeve

Caroline Crouch

Duane Childers

Cliff Jones

Kaicy Gandy

Kaitlyn Jennings

Heather Jordan

Lee Benoy

Shirley Wilkes

Donna Dedonis

Rebecca Alford

Kelli Foster

Holly Brown

Robert Feury

Terri Pignone

Alyssa Pignone

Nathan Pignone

Marcos Sola

Bob Trousell

John Bachman III

Dan Albernathy

Rikki Moye

Josh Euten

Vaijsha McCall

Michelle McCall

Charlie James

Toni Astralla

Frank Douglas

Carolyn Govan

Jill Snyder

Hayden Snyder

Brent Snyder

Megan Manson

Audrey Tripp

Sherry McInnis

Susan D. Reynolds

Leslie Pemberton

Melinda Bruner

Peter McCoy

Alison Rowe

Mary Lynn Daniels

Sydney McInnis

Abby Hudson

Jacob Watkins

Ashley Hall

Martha Brown

Come see all of their photos on Thursday, July 8th from 5-7pm at the Black Creek Arts Center and Hartsville Memorial Library. Admission to the opening reception and gallery crawl is free. The Carolinas III will remain on display until July 30th.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Exhibit of Paintings by Jim Darlington to Open on May 6th

Darlington, Fields to Have Work on Display at the Black Creek Arts Center
On Thursday, May 6th, the Black Creek Arts Center will host an opening reception for painter Jim Darlington. The opening will take place from 5:30 to 7:00. The exhibit will feature South Carolina landscapes and Darlington’s hallmark, portraiture.

Darlington’s unique portraiture combines features from several models and renders an image of a person created in his mind. A native of Darlington, the artist’s portraiture has earned several honors and awards. Most notably, Darlington was featured in a national publication, American Art Collector. The May 2009 issue focused on Darlington's figurative work.

Darlington is represented by the Edward Dare Gallery in Charleston and the Sandpiper Gallery in Sullivan’s Island. In addition to painting, Darlington is also a musician with the group Minimum Wage.

Darlington’s work will not be the only work on display at the Arts Center. Florence-native Meredith Fields’ Pop Art paintings will be on display in BCAC’s Upstairs Gallery. Fields’ work features the images of world peace advocates in the portraiture style made popular by Andy Warhol.

The opening is free and open to the public. The Black Creek Arts Center is located at 116 West College Avenue in Hartsville. The shows will remain on exhibit through May 27th. For more information, visit or call 843.332.6234.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Gold Sponsors for Black Creek, Blue Jeans & BBQ

The Gold Sponsors for Black Creek, Blue Jeans & BBQ 2010 are:

BRAVO! Event & Party Rental
Darlington News & Press
Sign Zone & Graphics

Black Creek Arts Council would like to thank our sponsors. Without their support, our BBQ Festival would not be possible.

Silver & Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

The businesses below are Silver Sponsors for Black Creek, Blue Jeans & BBQ 2010:

Hartsville Lumber & Barn
Piggly Wiggly
Platinum Sponsors

The businesses below are Platinum Sponsors for Black Creek, Blue Jeans & BBQ 2010:

Burry Bookstore
Total Image Hair Salon
Trust Company of South Carolina
CareSouth Carolina Health Services

Black Creek, Blue Jeans & BBQ would not be possible without support from these sponsors.

Anything Butt Contest Sponsors

The Anything Butt Contest is held on Friday Night. Culinary delights raging from appetizers to entrees to desserts will be prepared for competition. Celebrity judges will award some prizes, as well as a People's Choice Award given by Festival-goers. The following businesses are sponsors of the Anything Butt Contest:

Driggers & Moyd Law Firm
Ed & Judy Haenni

The Anything Butt Contest will be held Friday Night.

Supporters of the Pork

The businesses listed below are Supporters of the Pork. These sponsorships were used to purchase the Boston Butts and ribs being cooked by the competitive cook teams.

Chick-A-Ray Poultry
First Citizens
Harrington Auto Brokerage
Hill & Jordan LLC
Lane Trucking Company
Moore, Beauston, & Woodham, LLP
Mutual Savings & Loan
Oak Manor Inn
Ovis Hill Farms
SPC Credit Union
Sweeney, Wingate & Barrow Attorneys
Therapeutic Massage
Tidewater Transit Company

Black Creek, Blue Jeans & BBQ would not be possible without the support received from our sponsors.

Contest Sponsors

I Love My Blue Jeans Sponsors

Alexander's of Hartsville
Hartsville Army-Navy Store
Blush-A Merle Norman Studio
Flossie Mae's
Lulu's Boutique
Minnie's Giftique

The businesses listed above will vote to crown Mr. & Miss Blue Jeans 2010. The contest is held on Friday Night.

Waiters' Race Sponsor

Coldwell Banker's Gandy-Tiller Real Estate

The Waiters' Race will be held Saturday Morning in Burry Park. Waiters from local eateries will be competing in Olympic-style events.

Click here to go to the BBQ Home Page.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bio: Lorraine Smith, Certified Kindermusik Instructor

My name is Lorraine Smith. My husband and I have lived in Florence, SC for 16 years and we have four children – ages 15, 13, and twins who are 11. I’ve loved music for as long as I can remember. Most of my favorite childhood memories involve music - school musicals, church choirs, dance recitals. I studied violin, flute, and ballet for a number of years. Most of my adult years have been spent educating young children in a wide variety of settings. In 2008 I decided to study Kindermusik and received my Educator's License in early 2009 from Kindermusik International.

Bringing a background of music, dance, and teaching young children to the Kindermusik classroom, I hope to help you to develop a love of music in your child. I’ve been amazed at the number of ways music can impact children in positive ways. We all know that research has shown and continues to prove the countless benefits of music for young children in every area of their development, but I still just love to see a child's face light up when she hears music!

My goal in every Kindermusik class is to create an environment where families can enjoy time together and where I can pass along some simple ways to bring music into every home and create musical children. I would love to help you fill your child’s world with music!


Kindermusik to Return to BCAC in May

Lorraine Smith will be leading Kindermusik Classes at the Black Creek Arts Center beginning in May. The classes will meet on Tuesdays. The schedule of classes is listed below:

Session 1: Cock-a-doodle-MOO - 0 to 18 months - 10:30 to 11:15 ($84, includes supplies)

Session 2: Family & Friends - 18 months to 3 years - 11:30 to 12:15 ($69, includes supplies)

Session 3: Feel the Music - 4 to 6 years - 1:00 to 1:45 ($69 includes supplies)

Click here to register.

Click here for Lorraine's bio.

Check out Kindermusik's Youtube Channel for more information about the program.

For more info, call the Black Creek Arts Center, 843.332.6234.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Student Exhibit to Open at Coker on March 29th

Emily Dornburg's Senior Show to Open on 3/29
Coker College's Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery

Emily Dornburg’s senior show is the the second of eight senior exhibitions in March and April. Emily’s exhibition of drawings and paintings opens with a reception Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:00PM, in the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery. The reception is free, open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Her show remains on display through April 2.

Senior exhibitions are a tradition at Coker College, and they represent the culmination of four years of study. This year, our seniors will be offering a rich variety of work that includes drawing, painting, photography, and mixed media installation. During March and April, our seniors will exhibit in six separate shows, and each will have a reception from 7:00 to 8:00PM on the Monday of each week’s exhibition.

Learn more about The Green Campaign by clicking here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Reclaimed, Recycled, Hardware Store Jewelry Class - May 8th

Erica Stankwytch-Bailey, one of the artists featured in BCAC's Green Exhibit, will be leading a jewelry-making class on May 8th at the Black Creek Arts Center.

A Note from Erica:

Let's have fun!!! This workshop will combine a variety of unique techniques and materials. Using re-purposed objects (tin cans, old jewelry, buttons, bottle caps, etc.) and cool stuff from the Hardware store we will create some great objects. From cold connections to forging we will explore numerous traditional metalsmithing techniques and apply them to alternative materials. Earrings, necklaces and/or bracelets can be created, but these techniques and materials can also be translated into non-wearable objects.. Come and join us- this will be blast. Bring any old bits you have laying around, we may be able to turn them into something.

The class will meet from 9am to 5pm.

The cost for the class is $125. There is a strict registration deadline of April 30th. Call the Black Creek Arts Center to sign up, 843.332.6234.

To view Erica's website,
click here. Erica also has a blog devoted to the workshops she teaches.

New Group for Photographers to Form in Darlington County

Darlington County Photography Club

The first meeting of the Darlington County Photography Club will be Thursday, April 15th at the Black Creek Arts Center. The group will meet at 7pm. Anyone interested in photography is invited attend this organizational meeting.

Beginners and experienced photographers are wanted.
This initial meeting will be to uncover the interests and needs of area photographers. The group plans to meet monthly. Call Bruce Douglas at the Black Creek Arts Center for more information, 843.332.6234.
The Black Creek Arts Center is located at 116 West College Avenue in Hartsville.

Canvas of the People Recap

The South Carolina Arts Commission held one of its seven 2010 Canvas of the People meetings at the Black Creek Arts Center on March 22nd. BCAC would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed. Below is a recap of the discussion from the meeting:

What is one thing that is working in the arts, either in your community, the state or elsewhere?

  • Arts incubator – Moore, NC
  • Spoleto
  • Local community getting together
  • Florence – new buildings
  • Artists crawl – Hartsville
  • Weldon Auditorium in Clarendon County – new facility; county council behind it
  • Providing leadership for a lot of people to be involved - Hartsville
  • Classes for all ages in Hartsville and Darlington – visual arts
  • Black Creek Arts Council – spreading info, coordinating
  • S.C. Arts Commission – keeps the arts community informed statewide
  • Cooperation – public/private partnerships
  • Darlington School District – business in the arts award
  • School exhibits outside schools
  • Singing in churches is going strong, especially black churches. History and culture of black churches supports learning recitations, poetry
  • Funding mechanisms are clear, e.g. from Black Creek Arts Center and Byerly Foundation
  • Good collaborations between arts organizations and the various arts discipline organization in Hartsville and Florence
  • A number of free events; Coker and Francis Marion
  • Technology is helping everyone to be more aware of what’s going on and cross promote
  • National historical marker/exhibit – Coker Farms in Hartsville – brings in outside visitors
  • Partnership between library and museum
  • Community players, high school theatre and music – extra curricular
  • Volunteers

What is one of the biggest challenges facing the arts?

  • Funding – salaries, utilities, programs
  • Members don’t have the time or money to commit
  • Lack of visibility and communication
  • Budget cuts at school district
  • How to educate and raise awareness, developing audiences for higher-level work
  • Inclusive – cross race barriers
  • Finite pool of donors – corporations
  • Inclusive more people to learn/ serve
  • How to cultivate younger volunteers 30-50
  • Declining funding = fewer opportunities for younger people
  • Do people really understand the value of K-12 arts education?
  • Change perception; people don’t fully grasp the value that an arts education provides to all other skills; arts are co-curricular, not extra-curricular
  • Emphasis on making money vs. well-rounded education; need to change mindset of public education system
  • Recognize that the arts can serve underserved and underprivileged populations and improve academic success
  • Rural/geography- Cheraw, e.g. doesn’t have a college; it’s challenging to attract artists for events – it costs more to get those artists; hard to get people to come to a rural area
  • Sometimes the arts are seen as elite
  • Competing with sports for audiences; young people’s ideas of entertainment is different from ours; it’s our job to education the young to create new consumers
  • Disabled folks are underserved
  • Some children don’t have basic arts supplies in the home

What is a great opportunity for the arts in our state?

  • Developing heritage corridor/ Gullah-Geechee corrodor; take advantage of ethnic tourism (fastest growing area of tourism)
  • Family reunion market
  • Artisans + “trails” model – promotes cities and artists
  • Link with historic preservation
  • Raise level of arts training – work with university and colleges to train world-class artists
  • cultivating arts culture – in home, civic, public arenas
  • Recognize/take advantage of home-grown talent
  • Promote S.C. as an “arts state” vs. regional approach. We have not set out to be a state with an image/focus.
  • advantage of the weather, long season for outdoor events
  • Need a “buy local” campaign for the arts
  • S.C. Arts Commission and PRT should partner; tap into tourism, put arts into the state tourism plan
  • Get the word out more
  • Cross the digital divide
  • S.C. Arts Commission should toot its own horn more; put S.C. Arts Commission on TV – have its own show?
  • Students can study with living artists in schools

What did you like or not like about this forum?


  • Food
  • Everyone had a chance to give input
  • Organized
  • Facilitator
  • Comfortable location


  • Questions were too broad
  • Need more diverse SCAC staff here
  • How was this meeting promoted?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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for the official shirt of Black Creek, Blue Jeans & BBQ 2010
Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL available.

Call Bruce Douglas at the Black Creek Arts Center, 843.332.6234


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T-Shirt design by Nate Gulledge:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Green Exhibit Opens April 8th

When looking for supplies, most artists go to an art supply store, perhaps Hobby Lobby or an online warehouse like Dick Blick or Cheap Joe's. Not Mike Fowle.

Fowle's supplies usually come from the Salvation Army, the junk yard, or in the case of Spring Chicken, the side of a dirt road. Fowle's found art and art from repurposed objects have found a home at the Black Creek Arts Center (rather than the Island of Misfit Toys). Along with incredible creations of Munsey Millaway, Erica Stankwytch-Bailey and The Streeters of Pop's Glass, Fowle will be a part of The Green Exhibit.

The Green Exhibit will open with a reception on April 8th from 5-7pm at BCAC. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Featuring Fowle, the exhibit will also highlight Stankwytch-Bailey's jewelry, Millaway's birdhouses, and the ecological glassware of the Streeters.

The Green Exhibit will remain on display through April 29th. The Black Creek Arts Center is located at 116 W. College Ave. in Hartsville and is open 10-1 & 3-6 Tuesday through Thursday and 11-3 on Fridays.

For more information about The Green Exhibit, contact Bruce Douglas at 843.332.6234.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Free Friday with Mike Fowle on April 9th

Local green artist & sculptor Mike Fowle will be leading a "Green Art Making" class on Friday, April 9th from 11:00-12:00. The class is open to the first 15 students to sign up. Ages 13 to 18 preferred.

In the class students will use recyled materials to create a unique masterpiece. Remember space is limited, so act quickly to reserve your spot. Call the Black Creek Arts Center at 843.332.6234 to sign up.

Mike Fowle will be the featured artist for BCAC's Green Exhibit, which opens on April 8th at 5pm.

Watson to Give Free Pottery Demo on April 17th

On Saturday, April 17th, Barbara Watson will give a free pottery demonstration. After the demo, Barbara is going to give visitors the opportunity to throw on the wheel.

If pottery is something you have always wanted to try, April 17th will be a great day to give it a chance. Drop in between the hours of 1pm and 4pm at the Black Creek Arts Center (located at 116 W. College Ave. in Hartsville).

Barbara will also organize one-on-one classes if visitors are interested in more instruction.

For more information, call Bruce Douglas at the Black Creek Arts Center, 843.332.6234.

Monthly Metals with Beth Wicker

On April 1st, Beth Wicker will be leading two jewelry-making workshops; one for kids and one for adults (scroll down). To sign up, call Bruce Douglas at the Black Creek Arts Center, 843.332.6234.

3:30 - 4:30

We will create a copper pendant with hammered textures. Students will learn to mark on metal, cut the metal, file the metal and to create textures with hammers and metal stamps.

Each student will complete one copper pendant.

At the end of class, we will discuss project options for the next month.

Additional project options will include bracelets, earrings, pendants, and cold connection stone setting.


5:30 - 8:30 pm
Price: The price is determined by the metal used. Contact BCAC for price info, 843.332.6234.

This month the class chose to make textured disc earrings. You have the choice of making them in copper, brass or sterling silver. Each student will learn to use the Pepe Disc Cutter to cut their discs out of sheet metal. They will then texture the discs using metal stamps and hammers. Next they will have the option to dome the discs in a dapping block using dapping punches.

Students may make more than one pair of earrings for an additional cost per pair. Students will also learn to make their own ear wires for their earrings.

At the end of class, we will discuss project options for the next month.

Oil Painting with Vicky McLain - April 10th

Instructor Vicky McLain will be returning to the Black Creek Arts Center to offer an oil painting workshop on Saturday, April 10 from 9am to 2pm.

In this workshop, students will be painting a scene with azaleas.

The cost for the workshop is $40. Click here for a list of supplies for the class.

Please bring along a bag lunch.

To sign up for classes, please call the Black Creek Arts Center, 843.332.6234.

Click here to go back to the Arts Education Home Page.

Watercolors with Bob Feury - Begins April 12th

Bob Fuery will be leading a Watercolor Class on Monday evenings over 4 weeks beginning April 12th.

This will be a class to explore color, composition, balance and textures. The group will work on a painting of a rural barn scene.

Classes will take place at the Black Creek Arts Center from 7 to 9pm on April 12, 19, 26 and May 3. The cost for the class is $75.

Call Bruce Douglas at the Arts Center to sign up, 843.332.6234.

Click here to view a suggested list of supplies.

Watercolors with Frankie Bush on April 5th

Frankie Bush will be leading a Watercolor Workshop on April 5th from 10am to 2pm at the Black Creek Arts Center. The cost for the workshop is $40. Click here for the supply list.

Call Bruce Douglas at the Black Creek Arts Center to sign up, 843.332.6234.

Friday, March 19, 2010

2010 Canvas of the People in Hartsville

What: 2010 Canvas of the People
Where: The Black Creek Arts Center, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville
When: 6:45 to 8:00 on Monday, March 22nd

Who: The South Carolina Arts Commission and You

Why: The South Carolina Arts Commission is traveling the state to hear what people have to say about the Arts and, specifically, how they feel the Arts fit into their community. Admission to this meeting is free. Everyone is invited to attend.

Darlington County is one of only seven stops on the Arts Commission's tour.

For more information, contact Bruce Douglas at 843.332.6234.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Explore Art

with Mike & Patz Fowle

Darlington County Artists Mike & Patz Fowle will be leading two weeks of camps in June.

The week-long camps will spend four days at the Fowle's Studio learning, experiencing, and creating with two amazing teachers and artists. The last day of camp will take place at the Black Creek Arts Center and culminate in a gallery show.

June 7th through 11th will be for grades 5k through 5th. June 14th through 18th will be for grades 6 through 12.
Cost for the camp is $100. Each day will last from 9-2pm. Lunch will be provided.

Call the Black Creek Arts Center to sign up, 843.332.6234.