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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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Art Journaling: Express Not Repress
Instructor: Maria Geary
ages 18+
Saturday July 10 // 12-2pm

$25 members / $35 non-members 
Supplies Included

Express Not Repress is a beginner mixed media art journaling class. Artist, Maria Geary will walk students through the tools that can be used, types of journals that can be made, various techniques and the importance and benefits of maintaining a journaling practice.

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Wet Charcoal Portraiture
Instructor: Alexandria Clay
ages 16+
Saturday July 17, 24, 31 // 1-4pm

$100 members / $120 non-members
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In this workshop, students will explore portraiture using the wet charcoal method, which makes great use of one’s sense of touch while drawing. Developing this level of tangibility will force artists to show a great level of care and tenderness to their subject matter. In an increasingly polarizing world, regarding both ourselves and one another with care and compassion becomes even more important.

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Ink Wash Portrait Workshop
Instructor: Jasmine Best
ages 16+
Saturday July 17 // 12-3pm

$55 members / $75 non-members
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In this workshop 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.

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Basketry
Instructor: Angela Eastman
ages 16+
Saturday July 24 // 11am-4pm

$65 members / $85 non-members
Supplies Included

In this workshop students will be introduced to the basics of basket making. Learn traditional techniques of twining, plaiting, and weaving for creating small functional vessels from basketry reed and other materials (such as fabric strips, paper, rope, and wire) with options for individuality and creative twists.

Angela Eastman is an interdisciplinary artist based in Hillsborough. Angela has taught workshops to kids and adults in sculpture, fibers, ceramics, basketry, and jewelry making. Angela received training through the two year Core Fellowship program at Penland School of Crafts and received her MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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Affirmation Cards
Instructor: Maria Geary
ages 18+
Saturday July 24 // 12-2pm

$25 members / $35 non-members 
Supplies Included

In this class participants will explore various art techniques to create a set of affirmation cards that encourage positive thinking, calm, and confidence. The deck of cards will be made using mixed media materials, such as acrylic paints, collage, and ink.

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Art Journaling: Express Not Repress
Instructor: Maria Geary
ages 18+
Saturday August 7 // 12-2pm

$25 members / $35 non-members 
Supplies Included

Express Not Repress is a beginner mixed media art journaling class. Artist, Maria Geary will walk students through the tools that can be used, types of journals that can be made, various techniques and the importance and benefits of maintaining a journaling practice.

 

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Affirmation Cards
Instructor: Maria Geary
ages 18+
Saturday August 14 // 12-2pm

$25 members / $35 non-members 
Supplies Included

In this class participants will explore various art techniques to create a set of affirmation cards that encourage positive thinking, calm, and confidence. The deck of cards will be made using mixed media materials, such as acrylic paints, collage, and ink.

 

Recent Classes

autobiograhicalzines

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.