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  

Drumming for KIDS!
Classes

Saturdays - Feb. 4, 11, 18; March 4, 11, 18, 24


10am-11:30am

Justin Harper

$15 per child ($5 for each additional child per family) per week.

Description

Do your kids want to play drums? “Drumming for Children” is an interactive, hands on way for your child to experience music. Students will quickly become equipped to participate in activities that inspire music creation, listening and following instructions, and physical activity. No experience necessary, instruments are provided.

Ages

6-12 year olds

What to Bring everything will be provided
About the Artist

Justin Harper is a certified music instructor with many years of experience with elementary and middle school aged students.

Kids Drumming Per week
or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone. Pre-registration is required.
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Ladybug

April 4th,
6pm-8pm

Megan Hoyle

$35 Adult

Description

Ladybugs and hearts are perfect for spring!

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 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  

Beginner’s Stained
Glass Class

April 6, April 13, 
April 20, April 27, 
May 4 on Thursdays

11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Brenda Holt

$105/person plus $45/person for supplies and use of the equipment. Supply fee will be paid to instructor on the first day of class

Description

The class will cover the basics in each step of the copper foiled stained glass process and provide helpful hints to improve the craftsmanship in the following areas:  pattern design & transfer, glass selection, cutting techniques, breaking techniques, grinding, foiling, soldering and finishing.  Beginners will complete a hanging panel approximately 10” x 8”.  Class size will be limited.  Not only will this hobby give hours of pleasure, but will provide something that have been created with your own hands.  So, please join us if you are interested in learning how to express yourself in the beautiful medium of stained glass.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 3 - Max. 4
What to Bring

Apron, Safety glasses, and wear closed toe shoes (Please no sandals)  

About the Artist

Brenda Holt decided to try her luck in stained glass art in 1990. After 6 weeks of attending stained glass class in Charlotte, NC her instructor said to be sure not to quit her day job because stained glass art was certainly not her niche. Yes, there was evidence that there were no artistic skills in her body. Yet, she did not give up and continued to practice whenever the time allowed. But in 2001, she found herself with more time to explore these crafty abilities due to a job loss. By September of that year, she was devoting at least 20 hours each week to learning the intricacy of this art form. In 2005, Brenda began to teach stained glass classes to groups and individuals along with creating/designing stained glasspanels for cabinet doors, exterior windows, gardens, signs, and ethnic art as commissioned work. Today, Brenda has quite a few stained glass pieces placed in art galleries, churches, and homes throughout the United States and is excited to pass these skills along to you! 

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

Let's Make a Face
Face Mug Class

April 11,
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 placed on the waiting list
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Crest NIght

April 18,
6pm-8pm

Kara McDaniel

$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
Peacock

April 25,
6pm-8pm

Kara McDaniel

$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  

Pinteresting Projects "Mason Jar String Art"

April 27,
6pm-8pm

Natalie Cranford

$35

Description

Come create a string art piece of a mason jar with hydrangeas. Please bring a

hammer, tweezers or needle nose pliers are optional!!!


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 stain in!  Please bring a hammer.

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
Hummingbird

May 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
Elephant

May 16,
6pm-8pm

Kara McDaniel

$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  

Pinteresting Projects "Daisy Sign"

May 18,
6pm-8pm

Natalie Cranford

$35

Description

Come create a sweet daisy sign on reclaimed wood!


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 stain in!  Please bring a hammer.

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  

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) 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 Darby Foust at the Cleveland County Arts Council with any questions. Our telephone number is 704-484-2787 or e-mail darby@ccartscouncil.org

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