Classes
 
PLEASE NOTE: You may pay with Paypal from this page (even if you don't have an account) or you can call the Arts Council at 704-484-2787 or visit the office to pay. You MUST pay for a class to be considered registered.
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Hard Case Book Binding

Saturday, September 29;
9am – 4pm

Tina Hinojosa

$75 plus $15 material fee

Description

This one-day course introduces a method of hard cover book binding which can yield professional results without the need for highly specialized or costly tools and materials. Participants will learn how to sew together pages, create a

hard cover, and attach it to their book using a mixture of traditional and non-traditional techniques. Discussion will center on book making vocabulary, material considerations, and sourcing. Each participant will take home at least one hard cover book they made themselves. No experience is necessary, but taking the Coptic Binding short course will be helpful.

Supplies are provided by instructor.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 4 - Max. 10
What to Bring

We will be working with sharp, pointy objects and glue. Closed-toed shoes and a work apron or clothes you can get dirty are advised.
* Bring a bag lunch and something to drink.

About the Artist

Tina Hinojosa earned a BFA in art with a concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry from Winthrop University. Tina lives and works in Shelby, NC where she manages a multidisciplinary studio practice with her partner Brian Little and studio cat JJ.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Chameleon

September 25th,
6pm-8pm

Kara Powell

$35 Adult

Description

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

I've always had a love for the arts so I decided to pursue a career in teaching so that I could share my passion with others. I graduated from Gardner Webb University with a bachelor's degree of arts and began teaching art at Crest High School in 2014. I have the best job in the world because I get to go in every day and show students all of the amazing things that can happen by practicing art.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Three Pumpkins

Sept. 27th,
6pm-8pm

Kara Powell

$35 Adult

Description

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

I've always had a love for the arts so I decided to pursue a career in teaching so that I could share my passion with others. I graduated from Gardner Webb University with a bachelor's degree of arts and began teaching art at Crest High School in 2014. I have the best job in the world because I get to go in every day and show students all of the amazing things that can happen by practicing art.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
"Dirty Pour
Fluid Painting" Class

October 2nd,
6pm-8pm

Cindy Robbs

$40 Adult



Description

Join us for an evening painting session that will be lots of fun, and everyone's art will be unique! We are going to learn the very popular DIRTY POUR FLUID PAINTING technique. Each student will chose from a variety of colors to make their painting uniquely their own. Unlike our usual Paint and Sip classes, there are no brushes involved in fluid painting. Instead colors are loaded into a plastic cup, mixed with a fluid medium and then dumped onto the canvas in different ways. Lastly we will tilt our canvas slowly to create interesting areas, bubbles and swirls. All materials provided.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

Cindy Robbs has just completed her 14th year of teaching art for Cleveland County Schools. She has taught at KMHS for the last three years and before that she taught at the elementary and middle school levels. She loves to teach all ages of students. Cindy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of NC at Charlotte and a MAEd in Art Education from East Carolina University.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Let's Make a Face
Face Mug Class

October 4th,
6pm-8pm

Hal Dedmond
Corine Guseman

$35

Description

Did you ever want to make a face mug? In this class, we’ll apply fresh clay to a hand thrown mug and make a face only a mother would love. Bring your friends and family and make it a party. Your mug will be stoneware…dishwasher and microwave safe…glazed in the glaze of your choice…fired for pickup later and uniquely yours. No experience is necessary.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 6 - Max. 10
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring a small towel
About the Artist

Hal Dedmond, has worked with clay for over 15 years. His work encompasses the Catawba Valley style with special emphasis on face pots. His faces are whimsical and fun.

This class is FULL please call 704-484-2787 to be put on the waiting list.
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Two Pumpkins

October 4,
6pm-8pm

Cindy Robbs

$35 Adult

Description

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

Cindy Robbs has just completed her 13th year of teaching art for Cleveland County Schools.  She has taught at KMHS for the last three years and before that she taught at the elementary and middle school levels.  She loves to teach all ages of students.  Cindy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of NC at Charlotte and a MAEd in Art Education from East Carolina University.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Witch Hat

Oct 9th,
6pm-8pm

Megan Allen

$35 Adult

Description

Join us for an evening painting sessio where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 18
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

Megan Hoyle Allen grew up in Shelby, NC before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Drawing and Painting. She now is entering her third year of teaching Elementary Art and is serving Jefferson Elementary and James Love Elementary in Shelby. Besides art, her favorite hobbies are sports (volleyball and softball especially) and going to the lake or pool with friends and family.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Opossum

October 16th,
6pm-8pm

Kara Powell

$35 Adult

Description

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

I've always had a love for the arts so I decided to pursue a career in teaching so that I could share my passion with others. I graduated from Gardner Webb University with a bachelor's degree of arts and began teaching art at Crest High School in 2014. I have the best job in the world because I get to go in every day and show students all of the amazing things that can happen by practicing art.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Dia de los Muertos

October 23rd,
6pm-8pm

Kara Powell

$35 Adult

Description

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

I've always had a love for the arts so I decided to pursue a career in teaching so that I could share my passion with others. I graduated from Gardner Webb University with a bachelor's degree of arts and began teaching art at Crest High School in 2014. I have the best job in the world because I get to go in every day and show students all of the amazing things that can happen by practicing art.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Nightmare Before Christmas

October 30th,
6pm-8pm

Kara Powell

$35 Adult

Description

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

I've always had a love for the arts so I decided to pursue a career in teaching so that I could share my passion with others. I graduated from Gardner Webb University with a bachelor's degree of arts and began teaching art at Crest High School in 2014. I have the best job in the world because I get to go in every day and show students all of the amazing things that can happen by practicing art.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Christmas Tree Truck

November 6th,
6pm-8pm

Cindy Robbs

$35 Adult

Description

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

Cindy Robbs has just completed her 13th year of teaching art for Cleveland County Schools.  She has taught at KMHS for the last three years and before that she taught at the elementary and middle school levels.  She loves to teach all ages of students.  Cindy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of NC at Charlotte and a MAEd in Art Education from East Carolina University.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Dog Heaven

Nov 13th,
6pm-8pm

Megan Allen

$35 Adult

Description

Join us for an evening painting sessio where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 18
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

Megan Hoyle Allen grew up in Shelby, NC before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Drawing and Painting. She now is entering her third year of teaching Elementary Art and is serving Jefferson Elementary and James Love Elementary in Shelby. Besides art, her favorite hobbies are sports (volleyball and softball especially) and going to the lake or pool with friends and family.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Pinteresting Projects "Joy Wreath Sign"

November 15,
6pm-8pm

Natalie Cranford

$35

Description

Come create this Joy sign to help celebrate Christmas!  Wreaths will be made using cyprus branches.  Bring a glue gun if you’d like.   

Have you ever seen or thought of an idea but something kept you from making it...maybe it was the tools or materials or even the cost. Now you can enjoy a time to work on and complete a project, inspired by Pinterest, in a friendly group, led by a creative teacher in a fun environment. This is a great class to not only create a fun product but learn interesting skills and techniques for other DIY projects at home as well.

Ages

Adult and teens 16+

Class Size Min. 4 - Max. 18
What to Bring

Wear clothes to paint in!  Glue gun is optional.

About the Artist

Natalie Cranford has enjoyed making crafts for many years. She has worked on projects from sanding and remodeling yard sale finds to creating the coolest trends from Pinterest. Currently she is in her 6th year of teaching 3rd grade, but enjoys working with all ages of people. Along with crafting she also enjoys running, cooking, and shopping!

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Grinch

Dec 4th,
6pm-8pm

Megan Allen

$35 Adult

Description

Join us for an evening painting sessio where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 18
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

Megan Hoyle Allen grew up in Shelby, NC before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Drawing and Painting. She now is entering her third year of teaching Elementary Art and is serving Jefferson Elementary and James Love Elementary in Shelby. Besides art, her favorite hobbies are sports (volleyball and softball especially) and going to the lake or pool with friends and family.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Private or Group Drawing and Painting Sessions

Please call the Arts Council to Set Up Times
704-484-2787

Steven Greenway

Individual: $30 per session or $80 for three sessions

Group: $25 per session per person or $70 for three sessions

Description

Having difficulty fine tuning your 2D artwork? Want to create clear colors instead of muddy colors in your watercolor or acrylic paintings? Stumped by not knowing how to clean up a glaring watercolor mistake? Do you want to bump up your drawing skills with better shading, directional lighting, perspective and figure drawing?

Steven Greenway will help you improve your skills and more in one-on-one or small group sessions. These special instructive classes are held at the Cleveland County Arts Council by appointment only.

Sessions are 1 ½ hours long with individual instruction.
These sessions are intended for serious minded artists interested in
kick-starting their art career.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 6 - Max. 15
What to Bring Bring your own art materials and samples of your work. 
About the Artist

Steven Greenway has his MFA from the Otis Art Institute. His experience includes book illustrations, graphic design, teaching, and private art instruction.  He was employed as  the art director for Clyde A Short and McDowell Technical Community College.

Please call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
PLEASE NOTE: You may pay with Paypal from this page (even if you don't have an account) or you can call the Arts Council 704-484-2787 or visit the office to pay. You MUST pay for a class to be considered registered.
111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, NC 28150.
 

Class Cancellations/Refund Policy
The Arts Council reserves the right to cancel a class if a minimum enrollment is not attained.  In such instances, previously paid fees will be fully refunded.
Students who need to withdraw from any class should contact the Arts Council at the earliest time possible.  You will receive a refund, less $10.00 service charge per class only when notice is received within a minimum of four (4) business days before the first class meeting.

 

Calling All Artists
Are you interested in teaching art classes at the Cleveland County Arts Council in Shelby, NC?

We are looking for artists interested in teaching art to children or adults. Do you have a fun project, skill or an art form you would like teach others?

The Cleveland County Arts Council offers you the opportunity to design your own class, hours, description and yes, even the price.

The Arts Council will advertise your class on our website, newspaper, e-mail, Facebook, and newsletter, provide the classroom, register students and handle the financial transactions for only $15 - 20.00 per student.

We’d like to offer evening classes during the week and Saturday classes during the year. If you are interested and want us to consider your class, please complete the Instructor Interest Form and submit to Cleveland Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, NC 28150.

Also, please include a short biography, description of your art and teaching experience and a list of references and telephone numbers.

Please contact us at the Cleveland County Arts Council with any questions. Our telephone number is 704-484-2787 or e-mail info@ccartscouncil.org

 
 
111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150   -   Phone: 704-484-2787   -   Email: info@ccartscouncil.org