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Upcoming events

    • Tue, October 15, 2019
    • Tue, December 10, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Clay studio
    • 6
    Register

    Clay: Hand-Building Pottery with Anne Schultz 

    Get your hands in the clay!  Learn classic and contemporary methods of pinching, coiling, rolling and glazing clay to create useful and decorative pottery for your home.  All skill levels are welcome.  A wheel throwing demonstration will be included.  Pots are kiln fired at the end of the session. Clay may be purchased through the Arts Center for $25 per bag.



    • Wed, October 16, 2019
    • Wed, December 11, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Clay studio
    • 4
    Register


    Clay: Wheel Throwing Pottery with Anne Schultz 

    Get centered on the potters wheel!  Students will learn the basics of making, trimming and glazing functional cups, bowls and vases to create useful and decorative pottery for the home.  Pots will be kiln fired at the end of the session.  Clay may be purchased through the Arts Center for $25 per bag.



    • Wed, October 16, 2019
    • Wed, December 11, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Clay studio
    • 2
    Register


    Clay: Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing Pottery with Anne Schultz 

    Stay centered with clay.  Students with wheel throwing experience will focus on progressively building wheel throwing, trimming and glazing skills to make sets and complex pots. Some hand building techniques will be included.  Clay may be purchased through the Arts Center for $25 per bag.




    • Tue, October 22, 2019
    • Tue, December 03, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 2-D Art Studio
    • 8
    Register

    The main goal for this class is to get students ages 4-7 to love art! We will look at the basic concepts of art, practice basic art skills, use various art mediums, learn about famous artists and feel successful at being an artist ! After all, a famous artist named Picasso, once said, “Every child is an artist.” And he should know! Register by Friday before first class.  


    • Wed, October 23, 2019
    • Wed, December 04, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Students will learn the very basics of working with clay. We will learn how to hand build small projects using pinch pots, slabs, and coils. Students will learn the importance of what it means to 'slip and score' to keep their projects from falling apart! This class is more about the process than the product, but students will still have a fun time, learn a lot about clay and make some cool stuff! And we will get dirty! So, please wear old clothes! 

    Register by Friday before first class


    • Thu, October 24, 2019
    • Thu, December 12, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Roll up your sleeves and learn how to throw on a potter's wheel and the basic hand building methods of pinching, coiling and slab construction to make beautiful and functional pottery you will be proud to say you made! Beginners and experienced students welcome. All pottery made in this class is food safe. This class is geared towards adults and teens. Clay may be purchased through the Arts Center for $25 dollars a bag. 


    • Sat, October 26, 2019
    • Sat, December 07, 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • Performing Arts Wing
    • 1
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    Join Amanda Britt to bring the Merry Music! During this Christmas edition of our musical theatre class we combine our young and our old! It is so important for children to learn to work with adults in the theatre and vice versa. During this class children and adults will work together on duets and group numbers.  On our first day I will assign duet/small groups and give them their number to perform! Our goal is to convey emotion and tell a story with the members of our groups! If you have any questions please feel free to email me at amandaellenbritt@gmail.com or text me at (803) 669-7146.
    • Mon, October 28, 2019
    • Mon, December 02, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • PAW, Douglas Reed
    • 18
    Register

    Join Acting Coach Kim Scott for a comprehensive class in acting for the stage. Whether you are new to the art or a practiced hand at treading the boards, this class will help you improve the skills needed to bring a character to life. You will learn ways to use your voice, body and mind to create as realistic or fantastical a persona as is needed. Learn cold reading and other preparation skills that will give you the confidence to go for it at the auditions and for your showcase on December 2nd! Ages 8-14

    • Mon, October 28, 2019
    • Mon, December 09, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    • 4
    Registration is closed

     Adult and teens, put on your creative hat and come play in the clay with Debra Gregory as your guide. Using pinch methods, coiling, slab rolling and various methods for decorating, you will create functional and decorative pottery. All experience levels welcome. All pottery created in this class is food safe. Clay may be purchased through the Arts Centre for $25 a bag. 

    • Tue, October 29, 2019
    • Tue, December 10, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Grades 4 through 8

    Young potters explore the wonderful world of clay under the guidance of instructor Debra Gregory. Students develop confidence and spark their creativity learning the basics of ceramic hand-building and glazing. Supplies, including clay , are provided. 


    • Mon, November 04, 2019
    • Tue, November 26, 2019
    • 17 sessions
    • music studio
    Register

    Join Marney to power up for the day with Pilates. These workouts strengthen your core, improve your posture, flexibility, balance, and tone your entire body without adding bulk – creating long, lean muscles. Pilates can be a positive change in your life and help you achieve your goal to a healthier lifestyle. Sessions are $40 a month for one session a week, $80 for two sessions a week and $100 for unlimited sessions per month. Walk ins are $15 per class. 

    • Wed, November 20, 2019
    • Wed, January 22, 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Performing Arts Wing
    • 25
    Register

    Join us to learn about the joy of creating on the stage. Whether you are a beginner or an old hat, this is a chance for you to improve your skills on the stage and learn the ins and outs of the theatre. Skill we will work on include listening, speaking, body language, confidence and team building. We will learn about improvisation as well as comedy, tragedy, opera and dance. We will even explore the possibilities of writing and producing your own skit. Set earlier in the day to accommodate homeschoolers, but open to anyone interested. Middle and High School Grades. Check irregular class dates due to holidays.

    Register by November 18, 2019




    • Mon, December 02, 2019
    • Fri, December 20, 2019
    • 15 sessions
    • music studio
    Register

    Join Marney to power up for the day with Pilates. These workouts strengthen your core, improve your posture, flexibility, balance, and tone your entire body without adding bulk – creating long, lean muscles. Pilates can be a positive change in your life and help you achieve your goal to a healthier lifestyle. Sessions are $40 a month for one session a week, $80 for two sessions a week and $100 for unlimited sessions per month. Walk ins are $15 per class. 

    • Fri, December 06, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Sat, December 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Douglas Reed House


    • Tue, January 07, 2020
    • Stage, PAW, Light booth
    • 8
    Register

    Ever wonder about the stunning lighting effects created on stage during a production or how to know which light works to create a mood or best light an actor. Stage magic happens in large part by the creative minds and hard work of designers and technicians behind the scenes. Join Arts Center Technical Theatre Director Richard Kiraly for an introduction to stage lighting covering the various aspects of lighting a theatrical production. Ages 16 and up. Date is TBD depending on interest.

    • Tue, January 07, 2020
    • PAW, Stage
    • 6
    Register

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to start with a script and turn it into a live stage show?  Join Technical Theatre Director Richard Kiraly and friends to learn the technical and organizational skills needed to direct a show. Each student will be actor and director as the class will culminate with a production directed by you on stage before a live audience. Ages 16 and up. Class times and dates TBD depending on interest. 

    • Thu, January 09, 2020
    • Thu, January 23, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • 1. Gathering Room; 2. Performing Arts Wing
    • 25
    Register

    Join horticulturist and landscape designer Kristi Dodson to learn the basic principals of landscape design. The first class will be a primer on design, while in the second class you will create a mini landscape of your own to take home. First class wear what you will, but the second class you will be playing in the dirt!  Materials provided, but if students have a shallow 6-8" planning container they would like to bring to the second class. they can; though one will be provided for use. 15 - Adults

    Inclement weather make up for the second night will be January 23. 

    • Wed, January 15, 2020
    • Wed, February 19, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 2-D Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Recommended for Beginner level Artists or those looking to advance their Art skills.

    In the first 6 sessions, you will be learning drawing and coloring techniques which will include understanding different art mediums and styles from Abstract to Realism with an emphasis on applicable use in Graphic Design and Comic Book/Graphic Novel Art. You will also be exposed to color theory, object and human anatomy, composition, design, and perspective. In the second 6 weeks, we will delve into mixed mediums as we explore creating unique pieces which include Caricatures in Pastels, Flowers in watercolor, and Animal Heraldries in Acrylic.   


    • Wed, February 26, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Wed, March 25, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • 2-D Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Recommended for Beginner level Artists or those looking to advance their Art skills.

    In the first 6 sessions, you will be learning drawing and coloring techniques which will include understanding different art mediums and styles from Abstract to Realism with an emphasis on applicable use in Graphic Design and Comic Book/Graphic Novel Art. You will also be exposed to color theory, object and human anatomy, composition, design, and perspective. In the second 6 weeks, we will delve into mixed mediums as we explore creating unique pieces which include Caricatures in Pastels, Flowers in watercolor, and Animal Heraldries in Acrylic.   


    • Wed, April 01, 2020
    • 5:30 AM
    • Wed, May 06, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • 2-D Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Ready to take your art to Comic-con or do you want to finally start that Webcomic or Manga!? Learn Art techniques that could get your artwork on Phone apps, T-shirts, and more!
    Recommended for those looking to Advance their Art Skills. (Not for Beginners)

    Learn the ins-and-outs of self-published comic book and Graphic Artists. Learn to create professional Model Sheets and Storyboards, and learn other great Graphic Storytelling Techniques from Controlled Sequencing to Dynamic Compositing that will take your Graphic Art up a level. Emphasis on design, technique, art marketing, and creative development using Traditional and Digital mediums.

    Supplies: 

    • Any sized Sketchpad (at least 8.5” x 11’’)

    • Strathmore 346-1 Paper 300 Series Sequential Art Bristol, Smooth, 11 x 17 Inches, White 24 Sheets


Past events

Mon, November 11, 2019 The Art of Calligraphy with Margo Cook
Mon, November 04, 2019 Eveing Pilates with Marney Wooldridge
Mon, October 28, 2019 Hand Drumming with Dr. Kev
Wed, October 16, 2019 Advanced Class: The Working Model Session 2
Wed, October 16, 2019 Photography with Dave Robinson
Mon, October 14, 2019 Linocut/Printmaking with Dave Robinson
Sat, October 12, 2019 Assistant Stage Manager/Stagehand 101 with Richard Kiraly
Thu, September 19, 2019 Exploring Acting: Ages 15 and up
Wed, September 18, 2019 Advanced Class: The Working Model Session 1
Wed, September 18, 2019 Homeschool Class: Exploring The Creativity of Acting
Wed, September 18, 2019 Clay: Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing with Anne Schultz Session 1
Wed, September 18, 2019 Clay: Beginning Wheel Throwing with Anne Schultz Session 1
Wed, September 18, 2019 CLAY FOR KIDS With MISSY Session 1 Grades 1-3
Tue, September 17, 2019 Art for Kids with Missy Session 1 - AGES 4-7
Tue, September 17, 2019 Debra's Tuesday After School Clay for Kids Session 1
Tue, September 17, 2019 Clay: Hand Building Pottery with Anne Schultz
Mon, September 16, 2019 Debra's Monday Clay in the Evenings Session 1
Mon, September 16, 2019 Monday Morning Play in the Clay with Debbie
Thu, September 12, 2019 Debra's Thursday Clay In the Mornings Session 1
Tue, September 10, 2019 Theatre Stagehand and Set Skills with Richard Kiraly
Sat, September 07, 2019 Arts Open House
Wed, August 07, 2019 Anne's Summer Start Up Class
Mon, July 29, 2019 Clay Camp with Debra Gregory
Mon, July 22, 2019 Art Camp Senior (age 11-14)
Mon, July 22, 2019 Art Camp Junior (age 7-10)
Wed, July 10, 2019 Preschool Art Camp with Missy Ward and Marilyn (age 4 to 6) Africa
Mon, July 08, 2019 Preschool Art Camp with Missy Ward and Marilyn Morgan (age 4 to 6) Florida
Fri, May 31, 2019 Private lessons with Anne Schultz
Wed, May 15, 2019 The Working Model

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