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Adult (ages 16+)

Adult Classes

Learn a new skill or expand your artistic practice with these classes designed to engage both the beginning and seasoned artist. Great opportunity for college-bound high school students looking to add quality work to their art or design admissions portfolios! All classes are for ages 16+, unless otherwise specified.

FOR EDUCATORS: Educators with proper ID can earn renewal credits for all Artspace classes and receive discounts on class pricing. Contact Brittany Carlson, Education and Outreach Manager, for more information.

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Ink Wash Portrait Workshop with Jasmine Best

Saturdays, April 17 + 24
1 – 2:30pm (virtual class)

$55 members / $65 non-members // Download Supply List
ages 16+
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In this class artist Jasmine Best will cover the basics of using ink wash to create portraits. Learn how to commit to decisions and mark making when erasing is not an option. Students will also explore utilizing transparency to use ink as a drawing, underpainting, and painting medium while becoming confident in observational measuring.

Jasmine Best is a true Southern Artist, gathering narratives from her Carolinian family and childhood. The North Carolina based artist uses her personal memories and manipulations of her memories to create dialogues about the black female identity in the south and in predominantly white spaces. She received a New Media Design BFA from University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she found her love of working with tangible and traditional mediums combined with digital means of art making. Her work often depicts maternal figures, each depicting the diversity and qualities that make up the black southern women in her life through several generations.


Saturday May 15 + Sunday May 16
10am – 1pm (in-person class)

$75 members / $85 non-members // Download Supply List
ages 16+
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Join Charlotte based fiber artist, Ashley Proctor for this weekend intensive workshop exploring embroidery on found objects. In this class you will learn basic hand embroidery skills to embellish and bring to life a photograph, postcard, magazine image, etc. Students will learn basic embroidery stitches, color combinations and how to embroider on delicate objects.

Ashley Proctor is a fiber artist in Charlotte, North Carolina. She started cross stitching about ten years ago. Her love of fiber arts grew and she expanded her hand stitching to create her own subversive designs, taught herself loom weaving to create tapestries, and now focuses on intricate hand embroidery. Her creative work has led to embroidering on old photographs. She brings back life to the discarded photograph, using her embroidery to highlight the forgotten image.


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Explore visual storytelling through combining text and imagery to create a zine that focuses on an autobiographical experience. Learn simple bookmaking techniques and employ drawing, collage, or mixed media to share your story.

Natalia Lopes is a freelance illustrator and indie comics artist with an affinity for the eerie and nightmarish. Her retro line work and alluringly horrifying subjects pays a loving nod to horror, anime, and science fiction. She successfully crowdfunded her first Kickstarter for the first volume of an independent horror anthology in October of 2019 and has since produced several comics and zines. When she is not working on freelance projects, she is teaching classes to teens and adults in non-profit art centers around North Carolina. You can find her illustration and comics at mystopress.com.