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
"Fall Pumpkins" Class

at Big Red's Cafe, KM

Sept 17th,
6pm-8pm

Cindy Robbs

$35 Adult


Description

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own fall 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. All materials provided.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
LOCATION

Big Red's Cafe

830 E. King St. (Beside Patriot Jack's)

Kings Mountain, NC

What to Bring Wear old clothes, food and beverage will be available for purchase.
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.

This class is FULL please call 704-484-2787 to be placed on the waiting list.
 
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Beaded Dangle
Earring Class

September 21st,
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  

Beginner’s Stained
Glass Class

September 26th,
October 3rd, 10th & 17th

Noon to 3pm

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
 
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An Introduction to
Batik

September 26th,
6pm-8pm

Karen Palm

$35 Adult

Description

Create your own batik masterpiece. A method of decorating fabric with wax

to resist the parts not to be dyed. Each student will work with a 12&12 cloth and various types of dye including alcohol inks, Rit dye and tie-dye. Pictures are samples only. Sample patterns will be provided or students can create their own unique patterns. Practice cloth will be provided, along with wax and dying

materials. Just bring yourself and have a great time being creative.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 2 - Max. 4
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional). All tools and supplies will be provided.
About the Artist

Karen lives in Polkville, NC. She graduated from Gardner-Webb University and is employed at Fyre Regional Medical Center as a Registered Nurse specializing in forensics. “I work in resin, acrylic, batik dyeing and many other mediums. I love sharing my work and techniques with others.”

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
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Exploration in Enameling Metal Jewelry

September 28th
11-5pm

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 hot metal. Closed-toed shoes and clothing made of natural fibers which cover extremities are recommended. Please 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. 2 - 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
"Hocus Pocus"

October 8th,
6pm-8pm

Megan Allen

$35 Adult

Description

It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! 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.

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

Bitty Bats and
Witches' Hats

October 9th & 16th
5:30 - 8:30pm

Tina Hinojosa

$65

Description

Learning to cut and pierce metal by hand is a fundamental metalsmithing skill and a logical first step for beginners. In this workshop, we will cover how to transfer template images, the safe and ergonomic use of the jeweler’s saw and drill press, choosing the correct saw blades, filing and sanding the edges and faces of metal, setting button rivets, applying a liver of sulfur patina, and bending and finishing wire to create a pin. Between classes, you will be able to take home a few small hand tools to complete some easy clean-up homework. This will allow us to complete two projects during this session, instead of one, and allow for more practical experience with the tools. Materials are provided and tools are available for use during class. For your safety, please wear long hair tied back and close-toed shoes.

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.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
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Gemstone Bracelet Class

October 22nd,
6pm-8pm

Ann White

$40 Adult


Description

Join us for an evening of fun as you craft an intricate and stunning bracelet under the direction of an accomplished jewelry maker. In addition to completing a bracelet during the class, each student will also be taught a laddering technique that can be used endlessly on other projects. The instructor will provide several options of gemstones and buttons so that each piece is unique. This class is for all skill levels.

Ages

18+

Class Size Min. 4 - Max. 12
What to Bring Supplies provided by instructor. Bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

Ann White is an accomplished jewelry maker who has been featured in numerous sales and shows here at the Arts Council. She recently led a workshop for teachers in the county and was wildly successful in helping all of her students complete a stunning bracelet. Ann is now ready to bring her talents and expertise to a wider audience.

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

Paint & Sip
"Happy Camper" Class

at Big Red's Cafe, KM

October 22nd,
6pm-8pm

Cindy Robbs

$35 Adult


Description

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own nostalgic 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. All materials provided.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
LOCATION

Big Red's Cafe

830 E. King St. (Beside Patriot Jack's)

Kings Mountain, NC

What to Bring Wear old clothes, food and beverage will be available for purchase.
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  

Paint & Sip
"Koi Pond"

November 5th,
6pm-8pm

Megan Allen

$35 Adult

Description

Relax and enjoy the swimming fish! 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  

Put a Ring on It:
Basic Ring Making

November 6th
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.

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

Quilted "No-Sew"
Ornaments

November 18th
5:30-8:30pm

Tina Hinojosa

$45

Description

With a few simple materials, you can create a unique ornament which fits in with your choice of holiday hues or can be personalized to give as a gift. Please join us as we celebrate the holiday season with an evening of crafts and creativity. All materials are provided. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

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

Put a Ring on It:
Ring Making & Tube Settings

November 23rd
11am - 5pm

Tina Hinojosa

$75

Description

In this workshop, we will cover the process of fabricating rings from wire and setting a gemstone into metal tubing. 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, cutting/making seats for both faceted and flat back stones, and setting both types of gemstones. We will also cover some introductory information on particular types of gemstones. The methods in this workshop can be employed at home and will prepare you for advanced topics in soldering and jewelry making. No experience is necessary, but participants will benefit from having taken the beginner’s ring workshop. We will be working with brass and sterling silver and each student will take home at least two finished rings. 3mm colorless cubic zirconia stones will be provided. A limited variety of cubic zirconia, lab created, and simulated colored stones in typical birthstone colors will be available for purchase ($1-$3, cash only). 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.

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

Paint & Sip
"Christmas Martini"

December 3rd,
6pm-8pm

Megan Allen

$35 Adult

Description

Let's toast to a wonderful Christmas season! 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  

Put a Ring on It:
Ring Making & Tube Settings

December 14th
11am - 5pm

Tina Hinojosa

$75

Description

In this workshop, we will cover the process of fabricating rings from wire and setting a gemstone into metal tubing. 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, cutting/making seats for both faceted and flat back stones, and setting both types of gemstones. We will also cover some introductory information on particular types of gemstones. The methods in this workshop can be employed at home and will prepare you for advanced topics in soldering and jewelry making. No experience is necessary, but participants will benefit from having taken the beginner’s ring workshop. We will be working with brass and sterling silver and each student will take home at least two finished rings. 3mm colorless cubic zirconia stones will be provided. A limited variety of cubic zirconia, lab created, and simulated colored stones in typical birthstone colors will be available for purchase ($1-$3, cash only). 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.

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

Quilted "No-Sew"
Ornaments

December 17th
5:30-8:30pm

Tina Hinojosa

$45

Description

With a few simple materials, you can create a unique ornament which fits in with your choice of holiday hues or can be personalized to give as a gift. Please join us as we celebrate the holiday season with an evening of crafts and creativity. All materials are provided. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

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