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Aiken Center For the Arts

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122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
803-641-9094 http://aikencenterforthearts.org/

January 2021

Open Studio at Aiken Center for the Arts – Session 1

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until February 1, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$50

Dedicated studio time and space for students ready to work on oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and colored pencil projects of their own choice. An instructor is on hand for assistance, but there is no prepared lesson. Student provides supplies for the project of their choice. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced. -- Dates & Times:  Mondays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Sessions 1, 2, 3, & 4 - Session 1: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1 - Session…

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Beginning Acrylics with Aidan Cooke – Session 1

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until February 1, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$80

A great class for those wanting to learn the fundamental techniques used in painting with acrylics. No drawing or painting experience is necessary! Supplies included. Skill level: All. -- Dates & Times:  Mondays, 2 pm - 4 pm | Sessions 1 & 3 - Session 1: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, & Feb 1 - Session 3: March 15, 22, 29, & April 12, 19 (No class April 5th) Mondays, 6 pm - 8 pm | Sessions 1 & 3…

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Oils for Beginners with Amy Ness – Session 1

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until February 1, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$80

The fundamental concepts used in painting with oils will be introduced in this class. Learn while painting from various still life setups. No previous experience with oils needed, but some knowledge of painting is recommended. Supply list at ACA front desk or online. Skill level: Beginning. -- Dates & Times:  Mondays, 6 pm - 8 pm | Sessions 1, 2 & 3 - Session 1: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, & Feb 1 - Session 2: Feb 8, 15, 22,…

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Still Life Watercolor with Marissa Evans – Session 1

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 3, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$70

This class is for those students who would like to learn watercolor while painting from life. This is a beginner+ course: students should come with basic drawing skills needed to sketch a still life. The basics of watercolor will be taught with demonstrations, lessons in technique and some color theory. Supplies included. -- Dates & Times:  Wednesdays, 10 am - 12 pm | Sessions 1, 2 & 4 - Session 1: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, & Feb 3 -…

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Urban Sketching with Marissa Evans – Session 1

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 3, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$70

Urban sketching is the act of drawing while on location in areas you live in or travel to. It has become a popular art form recently and is a relaxing way to capture the world around you. In this class, you’ll venture outside of the art center with a few basic supplies while learning how to document what you see in a fast and fun way. Basic drawing and watercolor skills are encouraged for this class. Supply list at ACA…

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Acrylic Pour for Beginners with Aidan Cooke

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$70

Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 | 10 am - 1 pm | Aiken Center for the Arts No two pours are ever the same! Learn the basics of this popular new abstract art form. From dirty pours to clean pours, you’ll find out how to blend colors and create cells. No previous experience necessary. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or online.  Skill level: All Cost: $70 | Register Online HERE! 

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Beginning Scrapbooking with Beryl Morgan

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$75

Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 | 10 am -2 pm | Aiken Center for the Arts Learn to crop, mat and transform your favorite family photos into beautiful scrapbook pages that you will be proud to display and share. Use your own photos and learn the basics of page design and embellishment as you participate in this fun papercraft. Bring 10-15 of your favorite photos to work with. Supplies included. Bring a lunch. (30 min break) Cost: $75 | Register Online…

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February 2021

going…going…gone | Aiken Center for the Arts Gallery Exhibition

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 19, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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Free

Exhibition Dates: February 4 – March 19, 2021 Opening Reception: Thurs, February 4 from 6-8pm Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm An exhibition supporting wildlife conservation and education through art. Three different artists unified by a passion for nature and wildlife conservation: Robert Campbell, Camryn Finnan and Whitney Kurlan. Robert Campbell is an artist and designer for conservation organizations worldwide. He has had a lifelong love of rhinos that comes through in his passion to paint and commitment to…

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going…going…gone Gallery Opening Reception

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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Free

Exhibition Dates: February 4 – March 19, 2021 Opening Reception: Thurs, February 4 from 6-8pm Join us for the opening reception of "going...going...gone," an exhibition supporting wildlife conservation and education through art. Three artists unified by a passion for nature and wildlife conservation: Robert Campbell, artist and designer for conservation organizations worldwide; Camryn Finnan, photographer and dog trainer for anti-poaching efforts and illegal wildlife trade in South Africa and Whitney Kurlan, wildlife conservation artist specializing in endangered species. Robert and…

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Acrylics from Life with Aidan Cooke – Session 2

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 8, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$80

Learn the basics of acrylics while painting from real life objects. This is a beginner+ course: students should come with basic drawing skills needed to sketch a still life. Learn to paint your sketch with acrylics as the instructor demonstrates and teaches painting techniques. Supplies included. -- Dates & Times:  Mondays, 2 pm - 4 pm | Sessions 2 & 4 - Session 2: Feb 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 8 - Session 4: April 26 & May 3,…

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Oils for Beginners with Amy Ness – Session 2

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 8, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$80

The fundamental concepts used in painting with oils will be introduced in this class. Learn while painting from various still life setups. No previous experience with oils needed, but some knowledge of painting is recommended. Supply list at ACA front desk or online. Skill level: Beginning. -- Dates & Times:  Mondays, 6 pm - 8 pm | Sessions 1, 2 & 3 - Session 1: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, & Feb 1 - Session 2: Feb 8, 15, 22,…

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Still Life Watercolor with Marissa Evans – Session 2

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 10, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$70

This class is for those students who would like to learn watercolor while painting from life. This is a beginner+ course: students should come with basic drawing skills needed to sketch a still life. The basics of watercolor will be taught with demonstrations, lessons in technique and some color theory. Supplies included. -- Dates & Times:  Wednesdays, 10 am - 12 pm | Sessions 1, 2 & 4 - Session 1: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, & Feb 3 -…

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Urban Sketching with Marissa Evans – Session 2

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 10, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$70

Urban sketching is the act of drawing while on location in areas you live in or travel to. It has become a popular art form recently and is a relaxing way to capture the world around you. In this class, you’ll venture outside of the art center with a few basic supplies while learning how to document what you see in a fast and fun way. Basic drawing and watercolor skills are encouraged for this class. Supply list at ACA…

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Digital Scrapbooking with Beryl Morgan

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$100

Saturday, Feb 13, 2021 | 10 am - 3 pm | Aiken Center for the Arts Do you have thousands of digital photos? Learn to create fantastic scrapbook pages that can be displayed on your computer, television or in a slideshow that you can share. Digital pages can be printed to create an album. You will need a laptop, Photoshop Elements (free trial available at adobe.com) and digital photos to work with. Informational handouts and digital backgrounds/embellishments included. Bring a…

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Open Studio at Aiken Center for the Arts – Session 2

February 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until March 8, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$50

Dedicated studio time and space for students ready to work on oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and colored pencil projects of their own choice. An instructor is on hand for assistance, but there is no prepared lesson. Student provides supplies for the project of their choice. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced. -- Dates & Times:  Mondays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Sessions 1, 2, 3, & 4 - Session 1: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1 - Session…

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‘Beyond the Basics with Pastels’ with Carolyn Bohn

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$85

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 | 10 am - 2 pm | Aiken Center for the Arts This is for students who wish to further develop their own skills in pastel. Work on simple buildings like barns or small cottages; you may bring your own reference or choose from several that will be provided. After determining your composition, work with layering pastels according to value and temperature to create just the right color. The building will come to life by applying…

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Beginning Watercolors with Nanette Langner

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$70

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 | 10 am - 4 pm | Aiken Center for the Arts Beginning and intermediate level students explore the techniques and skills used to paint with watercolors. Supplies included. *If you attended this class before and would like to come, there will be different pictures to paint. If taking a Saturday class, bring a lunch.(30 min break) Cost: $70 | Register Online HERE! 

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March 2021

Beginning Scrapbooking with Beryl Morgan

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$75

Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 | 10 am -2 pm | Aiken Center for the Arts Learn to crop, mat and transform your favorite family photos into beautiful scrapbook pages that you will be proud to display and share. Use your own photos and learn the basics of page design and embellishment as you participate in this fun papercraft. Bring 10-15 of your favorite photos to work with. Supplies included. Bring a lunch. (30 min break) Cost: $75 | Register Online…

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Beginning Watercolors with Nanette Langner

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$70

Saturday, March 13, 2021 | 10 am - 4 pm | Aiken Center for the Arts Beginning and intermediate level students explore the techniques and skills used to paint with watercolors. Supplies included. *If you attended this class before and would like to come, there will be different pictures to paint. If taking a Saturday class, bring a lunch.(30 min break) Cost: $70 | Register Online HERE! 

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Open Studio at Aiken Center for the Arts – Session 3

March 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until April 19, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$50

Dedicated studio time and space for students ready to work on oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and colored pencil projects of their own choice. An instructor is on hand for assistance, but there is no prepared lesson. Student provides supplies for the project of their choice. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced. -- Dates & Times:  Mondays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Sessions 1, 2, 3, & 4 - Session 1: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1 - Session…

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Beginning Acrylics with Aidan Cooke – Session 3

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 19, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
+ Google Map
$80

A great class for those wanting to learn the fundamental techniques used in painting with acrylics. No drawing or painting experience is necessary! Supplies included. Skill level: All. -- Dates & Times:  Mondays, 2 pm - 4 pm | Sessions 1 & 3 - Session 1: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, & Feb 1 - Session 3: March 15, 22, 29, & April 12, 19 (No class April 5th) Mondays, 6 pm - 8 pm | Sessions 1 & 3…

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Oils for Beginners with Amy Ness – Session 3

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 19, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$80

The fundamental concepts used in painting with oils will be introduced in this class. Learn while painting from various still life setups. No previous experience with oils needed, but some knowledge of painting is recommended. Supply list at ACA front desk or online. Skill level: Beginning. -- Dates & Times:  Mondays, 6 pm - 8 pm | Sessions 1, 2 & 3 - Session 1: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, & Feb 1 - Session 2: Feb 8, 15, 22,…

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April 2021

Scrappy Day Crop with Beryl Morgan

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$75

Saturday, April 17, 2021  | 9 am - 5 pm | Aiken Center for the Arts Come spend the day scrapbooking with others! Bring as much or as little of your scrapbook stash as you want and spend the day creating pages and albums. Included: 6 foot table, scrapbook goody bag, lunch, snacks, use of tools (punches, trimmers, border punches, stamps, embossing machine, Cricut machine and more). Use of inspirational library. Fun prizes throughout the day, just for being there...no…

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Acrylic Pour for Beginners with Aidan Cooke

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$70

Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 | 5 pm - 8 pm | Aiken Center for the Arts No two pours are ever the same! Learn the basics of this popular new abstract art form. From dirty pours to clean pours, you’ll find out how to blend colors and create cells. No previous experience necessary. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or online.  Skill level: All Cost: $70 | Register Online HERE! 

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Open Studio at Aiken Center for the Arts – Session 4

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until May 24, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$50

Dedicated studio time and space for students ready to work on oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and colored pencil projects of their own choice. An instructor is on hand for assistance, but there is no prepared lesson. Student provides supplies for the project of their choice. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced. -- Dates & Times:  Mondays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Sessions 1, 2, 3, & 4 - Session 1: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1 - Session…

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Acrylics from Life with Aidan Cooke – Session 4

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 24, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$80

Learn the basics of acrylics while painting from real life objects. This is a beginner+ course: students should come with basic drawing skills needed to sketch a still life. Learn to paint your sketch with acrylics as the instructor demonstrates and teaches painting techniques. Supplies included. -- Dates & Times:  Mondays, 2 pm - 4 pm | Sessions 2 & 4 - Session 2: Feb 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 8 - Session 4: April 26 & May 3,…

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Still Life Watercolor with Marissa Evans – Session 4

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$70

This class is for those students who would like to learn watercolor while painting from life. This is a beginner+ course: students should come with basic drawing skills needed to sketch a still life. The basics of watercolor will be taught with demonstrations, lessons in technique and some color theory. Supplies included. -- Dates & Times:  Wednesdays, 10 am - 12 pm | Sessions 1, 2 & 4 - Session 1: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, & Feb 3 -…

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Urban Sketching with Marissa Evans – Session 4

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Aiken Center For the Arts, 122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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$70

Urban sketching is the act of drawing while on location in areas you live in or travel to. It has become a popular art form recently and is a relaxing way to capture the world around you. In this class, you’ll venture outside of the art center with a few basic supplies while learning how to document what you see in a fast and fun way. Basic drawing and watercolor skills are encouraged for this class. Supply list at ACA…

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