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Upcoming Art Classes At Redux Contemporary Art Center In Charleston

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Redux Contemporary Art Center is a nonprofit community arts organization dedicated to fostering creativity through exhibitions, subsidized studio space for local artists, community outreach, and lectures and  film screenings, as well as workshops and classes taught by professional artists that are open to the public. Here is a selection of their upcoming art classes.

Portrait in a Limited Palette:  3 Day Portrait Workshop with Gregory Mortenson

Self portrait by instructor Gregory Mortenson at Redux Contemporary Art Center

Self portrait by instructor Gregory Mortenson. (Photo Credit: Redux Contemporary Art Center)

Monday-Wednesday, October 15, 16 and 17, 2012

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  $315 Members / $395 Non-Members

Students will work from live models, offering the opportunity to develop a single portrait painting in oil.  In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of painting the portrait with an emphasis on accurate observation and the Munsell Color System. The same model and pose will be worked on all three days as students strive to capture the likeness of the model and the effect of light over form. Paint handling and color mixing will be discussed and individual critiques will be offered to help guide the students to meet individual goals. All artistic levels are welcome.

3 Day Still Life Workshop with Carlo Russo

Monday-Wednesday, November 5, 6 and 7, 2012

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  $315 Members / $395 Non-Members

Students will set up still-life arrangements and discuss sight size drawing, techniques of composition and object selection. Students will participate in class demonstrations and individual practice. Students begin with pencil drawings of individual still life arrangements then transfer the drawing onto canvas. After completing a thin under-painting, students will gradually move to thicker paint over the next few days until they have completed a finished painting. Students will provide their own supplies and are encouraged to bring their own simple still life items to incorporate into their still life. All artistic levels are welcome.

Screen printed shirts by instructor Marshall Thomas at Redux Contemporary Art Center

Screen printed shirts by instructor Marshall Thomas (Photo Credit: Redux Contemporary Art Center)

Screen Printing T-shirt Class with Marshall Thomas

Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2012

6-9 p.m $165 Members / $205 Non-Members

In this 4-week class, students will learn how to print multi-color t-shirts using a 4 station printing press. This is a great class for the fashionista, graphic designer, band member, or someone looking  for an exciting new hobby. Bring your blank t-shirts and have a blast!  All other materials are included.

Digital-Video Filmmaking with Julian Gooding

Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012

6-9 p.m. $135 Members / $160 Non-Members

Learn elements of camera and composition, audio basics, producing, directing and editing in this 4-week course. Courses are taught by Julian Gooding, a working professional with 30 years of experience in producing, directing, writing and media arts education. Students should bring any cameras they currently use, including iPads and iPhones. No experience necessary.

Relief Printing Class with Elizabeth Stephenson

Mondays, October 29, November 5, 12 and 19, 2012

6-9 p.m. $165 Members / $205 Non-Members

In this 4-week course, an overview of relief printing will be taught, starting with introductory techniques such as carving, registration, and printing. More advanced techniques such as hand printing with the traditional Japanese Kento system, reduction and multiple (color) block printing will also be explored. No experience necessary!  Most materials included.

WHERE:
Redux Contemporary Art Center
136 St. Philip Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Ph. 843-722-0697

TICKETS: To register for a class or become a member, please contact info@reduxstudios.org or contact Redux by phone.

 

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