Classes
 
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration (payment) is required for classes. 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. ALL classes are held at the Arts Council unless otherwise stated.
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
"Moonlight Forest"

January 14,
6pm-8pm

Megan Allen

$35 Adult

Description

A snowy night with a full moon! 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. Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional).
Pre-registration required,

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.

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

Put a Ring on It:
Basic Ring Making

from Wire

January 22nd,
5:30-8:30pm

Tina Hinojosa

$45

Description

Fun to make and wear, stacking rings are also a nice gift for any occasion. In this beginner’s workshop, we will cover the process of fabricating rings from wire. You will learn a few methods for sizing a ring blank, creating a solid connection for soldering, the basics of solder and soldering a ring connection,

working with different types of wire, and how to create a consistent texture on the surface of plain wire rings. This workshop will not only prepare you for making rings at home, but will lay the groundwork for more advanced topics in soldering and ring making. We will be working with a combination of silver and copper and

each student will take home a set of finished rings. Extra materials may be available for purchase, depending on availability. For your safety, please wear long hair back, close-toed shoes, and clothing made from natural fibers which cover the extremities. Jeans and t-shirts are perfect. An apron to protect clothing may also be appropriate.

Ages

Adults: 18+

Class Size Min. 2 - Max. 6
What to Bring

Supplies will be provided.

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.

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

Exploring Enameling
in Metal Jewelry

January 25th,
11:30-5:30pm

Tina Hinojosa

$75

Description

Enameling is a timeless art form with a broad range of techniques you can use to add color and interest to your jewelry pieces. In this skills-based course, we will be covering the essential tools, materials, and skills you need to get started with applying enamels to metal. This course is suitable for complete beginners and is an opportunity to try your hand at a new skill without the initial investment. For returning students, this course will be treated like an open studio. If you have a particular project in mind, please contact me a week prior to the class date so I can arrange to have tools and materials prepared. All materials will be supplied and tools and safety gear are provided for use during class. We will be working with metal. Closed-toed shoes and clothing made of natural fibers which cover extremities are recommended. lease bring a bag lunch. These activities tend to produce a bit of dust which is not safe to inhale or ingest. Resealable containers for food and drink are recommended.

Ages

Adults: 18+

Class Size Min. 1 - Max. 4
What to Bring

Supplies will be provided.

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
"Cardinal Couples"

February 4,
6pm-8pm

Megan Allen

$35 Adult

Description

Love birds on a branch! This class is intended for couples but can be modified for just one person! 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. Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional).
Pre-registration required,

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.

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

Paint & Sip
"Mason Jar"

March 10,
6pm-8pm

Megan Allen

$35 Adult

Description

Lovely flowers in a jar! Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! 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. Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional).
Pre-registration required,

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
"Rain Boots"

April 7,
6pm-8pm

Megan Allen

$35 Adult

Description

April showers bring May flowers! Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! 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. Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional).
Pre-registration required,

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  

Group Drawing and Painting Sessions

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

Steven Greenway

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 in 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