Adult Classes

Think painting! Think collage! This class is in many ways a combination of the two. Exploring color and multiple techniques, students will experiment with making multiple textured and patterned abstract masterpieces. As students build up their supply of abstract creations, the class will go over many examples of assemblage painting. Students will then be able to deconstruct and re imagine their works on paper and/or unbound canvas and reassemble them into works of art on board or canvas-board. Get ready to explore and create!   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This engaging, information-packed class will teach what you need to know regarding supplies & basic techniques with step by step instructions & demonstrations. It will dispel any myths regarding the “unforgiving” properties of watercolor as students focus on the various brush strokes, mixing paints, color theory, plus many “tricks & fixes” in applying the medium. *A supply list can be downloaded from GHIA website under Supply Lists. *Offsite Evans Studio Location: 874 Deerwood Circle, Evans, GA 30809   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

This class is designed to teach students essential functions while using a digital SLR camera. Instruction will include, shutter speeds, controlling motion, exposure control, and menu items such as resolution, file types, ISO and white balance. Instruction will also include an introduction to downloading, sizing and e-mailing images, basic image editing using Photoshop and taking better pictures using great composition techniques. Bring your camera, manual, and a jump drive to the first class. *Students will need a SLR digital camera and camera manual  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Perfect for the beginner painter! In this class, students will learn to capture still life in paint. Looking at a weekly class still life, this class will go over composition, line, value, shape, texture, and much more. Students will continue to learn how to apply paint but also how to make a likeness of the objects. This is a great class for beginners and those who have taken Beginning Painting and/or Beginning Drawing. *Acrylic paint will be the medium of choice, but other paint mediums are also welcomed.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Open yourself to new possibilities! Design, color, and simplification techniques will help students see the world in a different way! Goal of class is to strengthen student painting. Student can work toward painting pure abstract, more realistic work, or a combination of the two. Acrylic or Watercolor welcomed. Class designed for adults. Instructor subject matter will be on hand but students are welcomed to bring in their own as well for continued one on one instruction.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Renoir all painted from live models. This class provides a great opportunity for you to do the same. The live costumed models will challenge and test your artistic skills. You’ll learn the essential elements that go into a successful painting. Emphasis will be given to the development of the figure in a composition. You will discover why any successful painting is a result of the organization of a visual language; line, form, medium and the student. Students may work in the medium of their choice (watercolor, acrylic, or oil).   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Students will enjoy learning the basics of head painting in watercolors as they work from a different live model each week. This course will cover the basics of planes and anatomical proportions of the head. Students may paint in the medium of their choice; watercolor, acrylic, or oil. Various painting techniques will be demonstrated and individual guidance will be tailored to the students preferred medium of choice.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

This independent study is for the more advanced ceramic student only. Students will be able to work at their own pace with their own objectives and goals in mind. Ceramic firing time will be available at a once a week schedule.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

This course is for students who want to weld steel that is 1/8 inch thick and up. At their own workstation, the students will learn M.I.G. Welding, Torch Brazing and Plasma cutting. M.I.G. welding is easier to learn and is the most commonly used type of welding today. These skills can be used to create anything from Garden Art to building a utility trailer. Each class will include theory, demonstration, and individual hands-on instruction. All basic supplies, including the M.I.G. Welders Manual by Roger Finch and the Victor Welding Guide are included in the materials fee and supplied on Class #1. No prerequisite is required for this class. A personal safety equipment list will be provided upon registration. *New and Continuing Students Welcomed.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Are you ready to paint!? This time we are inviting some of your old friends to join us. We all have them. Old paintings and sketches that never really seemed to get off of the ground no matter how much we tried to rescue them. Now we have just the perfect project for them! Join us in this fun and exciting one day workshop as we rethink collage and mixed media. Bring your duds, your tired canvases and even the worst of the worst to this lively workshop where we will cut, collage, and repaint those old pieces into new compositions in ways you’ve never considered. By the end of this fun day of art making, each student will take home a unique finished piece that they will be proud to show and display. New and Continuing students welcomed, no two pieces will ever be the same.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Holding on to random goodies waiting to incorporate them into your art? You’ve been saving cards from the kids and sentimental fabric scraps forever, waiting for the perfect mixed media project. AND NOW, The wait is over! Let our instructor help you turn that box of treasures into something extra beautiful. This exciting exploration class will go step-by-step through the creation of a mixed-media painting from start to finish, including how to build a background, define shapes, create a focal point, and add details. Note: your items will get glued down and painted over so if you’re worried about losing them, please consider having items color copied onto paper for use in this project. Fun items to consider: Children’s artwork, love letters and notes, fabric bits, copies of old photographs, etc., pretty much anything you want to see in your masterpiece! By the end of this fun day of art making, each student will take home a unique finished masterpiece. *New and Continuing students welcomed, no two pieces will ever be the same.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Working from photographs, students will learn to paint landscapes using various techniques.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Explore the fundamentals of photographic composition and build a portfolio of awesome black and white images. The technical aspects of black-and-white photography will be emphasized. All that's required is a 35-mm camera with manual controls. Come see what the darkroom magic is all about. Limited number of cameras are available for rent. For more information contact the school prior to class.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork techniques in this class. Instruction will be tailored to the individual skill level of each student. Using the wheel as a tool, forms will be thrown, altered and assembled to create various functional vessels of various shapes and forms. Glazing techniques will also be addressed. The supply fee covers 22 ½ pounds of clay, tools, glazes and firing. Students must provide a clean towel each week.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

This course will address the basics of setting-up and composing an appealing still life. New and continuing students will be guided in the painting process using the tools of composition, color, value, intensity, contrast, hard and soft edges, brushwork and careful observation. Through instruction, demonstration and individual attention, this course will benefit beginning and more advanced painters. Beginners will learn an entry-level and approach to the wonderful and challenging world of oil painting. More advanced painters will enhance and refine their skills as they are introduced to additional methods for painting still-life compositions that are appealing and compelling.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

This course will concentrate on the basic techniques of rendering a portrait likeness. It will begin with understanding the powerful elements & principles of art - particularly form, value, texture, proportion, the interplay of light & shadow, etc. General characteristics of faces from various vantage points will be discussed & practiced, after which the class will concentrate on capturing the subtle differences that make each face unique.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Carol Kelly Dorn, an award-winning portraitist, has returned to offer an intensive, information-packed workshop on watercolor portrait painting. The first Saturday will be spent with the students following the instructor’s step-by-step demonstrations & one-on-one teaching. Each feature will be discussed & painted as they develop a watercolor portrait from start to finish. They will also discuss the best tactics on deciding upon & drawing out their photographic choices for the following Saturday, when they will be painting from their own personal photos. This class, while designed to teach the basics of portrait painting in a workshop setting, will make an excellent introduction to the more in-depth weekly portrait classes that will be offered in the spring.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Splash that paint and learn what the paint will do for you. The goal of class is to experiment with the watercolor and new techniques. Class is designed for adult painters who need to let go and have some fun while learning new valuable techniques. Shake it off and get loose, we came to paint!   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Anyone can learn to weave! Come join the fun! This exciting one-day workshop breaks down the weaving process into a fun easy process perfect for beginners or those more experienced just looking to join up with other weavers for the day. Students of all ages have learned the weaving process from skilled artist and instructor Ulrike Beck. All students will be proud of their work and leave with a wonderful finished project at the end of the day. Other future projects will also be discussed after students learn the basics. Tapestry and functional projects will be discussed as we explore and learn this medium.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Learn how to capture the beauty of the winter season in transparent watercolor. Individual instruction will provide learning opportunities for students and watercolorists of all skill levels. Students will enjoy the opportunity to learn the basics or continue to develop skills in this versatile medium with a full-time watercolorist with over thirty years of professional experience. This class will help you acquire confidence n the application of modern watercolor techniques such as wet washes, graduated washes, and use of masking fluid. Demonstrations, individual guidance and a step-by-step approach will provide the foundation needed to achieve exciting results in this medium.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm