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. ALL classes are held at the Arts Council unless utherwise stated.
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Roses/Poppies

(Acrylic)

Thursday June 13th,

5:30-8:30pm

Suzi Proffitt

$35 Adult

Description

Learn how to paint beautiful Roses and Poppies in acrylic. Instruction and pattern included. This class will teach the process and techniques used to create these beautiful flowers, which can then be applied to future paintings. Join us for a great learning experience.

Ages

Adult 18+

Class Size Min. 4 - Max. 20
What to Bring

Supplies are provided by instructor. Clothes to paint in. Bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)

About the Artist

Painting has always been a part of my life since I was six or seven. I have been teaching acrylic and oil classes since 2000. My classes include fundamentals like brush strokes, brush identification and usage, terminology (dry brushing, skimming, washes, layering, etc.), color mixing, base coating, layering, and various methods of painting with acrylics and oils. These methods include Jerry Yarnell’s wet pallet technique for acrylics, Bob Ross’ wet on wet technique for oils, and Gary Jenkins’ technique for flowers in oils.

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

Poppies

(Oil)

Saturday June 22nd,

10am-1pm

Suzi Proffitt

$35 Adult

Description

Learn how to paint a basic Poppy with leaves using oil paints. This class will also cover instruction for blending background colors. This will be an excellent beginner class for anyone who has ever wanted to try oil painting, but is meant for students of all skill levels. Join us for a fun Saturday with your friends and learn a new, creative talent.

Ages

Adult 18+

Class Size Min. 4 - Max. 20
What to Bring

Supplies are provided by instructor. Clothes to paint in. Bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)

About the Artist

Painting has always been a part of my life since I was six or seven. I have been teaching acrylic and oil classes since 2000. My classes include fundamentals like brush strokes, brush identification and usage, terminology (dry brushing, skimming, washes, layering, etc.), color mixing, base coating, layering, and various methods of painting with acrylics and oils. These methods include Jerry Yarnell’s wet pallet technique for acrylics, Bob Ross’ wet on wet technique for oils, and Gary Jenkins’ technique for flowers in oils.

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

Paint & Sip
Lighthouse at Dusk

July 16th,
6pm-8pm

Megan Allen

$35 Adult

Description

Guiding ships through the water! 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. 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
Dripping Moon

August 20th,
6pm-8pm

Megan Allen

$35 Adult

Description

A night of dreamlike wonder! 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. 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  

Beaded Dangle
Earring Class

August 24th,
10am-Noon

Violet Arth Dukes

$40 Adult


Description

Join me for a Saturday jewelry class where each student will leave with a totally unique pair of beaded earrings and skills that you can use to make more jewelry of your own! No experience needed. *Pictures are for style reference, the beads provided in class will allow each participant to choose their own colors for a one of a kind pair of earrings.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 4 - Max. 7
What to Bring

Everything will be provided but if you do have your own jewelry pliers feel free to bring them!

About the Artist

About the teacher - Violet is a Shelby High School and Appalachain State University Graduate who has been the Marketing Coordinator at the Cleveland County Arts Council for 14 years. "My love for jewelry making began in College when I took silversmith classes, I've been making, teaching and selling jewelry ever since."

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