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Fine Arts and Literature   

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  • Family Matters
  • Fee: $21.00
    Dates: 1/9/2023 - 1/30/2023
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 4
    Location: Central Methodist Church  Garrett
    Instructor: Ana Maria Wiseman

    Let’s spend January reading fascinating family histories. How do the selected authors construct their accounts of multiple generations and how do identity, culture, and values manage to get passed down from grandparents, to parents and then to the children? What matters to these families? How have they moved from one place to another, sometimes thousands of miles away and remained true to the essence of their culture and their communities? We might chat about our own family histories. Books we will read: 

    • Edmund de Waal - The Hare with Amber Eyes ISBN 978-1250811271- Picador Paper $18.
    • Michael Ondaatje - Running in the Family ISBN 978-0679746690 Vintage $10.
    • Deno Trakas – Because Memory Isn't Eternal ISBN 978-1891885730 - Hub City $15

     

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  • Is Art Really in the Eye of the Beholder?
  • Fee: $21.00
    Dates: 1/12/2023 - 2/2/2023
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 4
    Location: Central Methodist Church  Upper Room
    Instructor: Jane Nodine

    This class will examine current trends in art through onsite visits that may include Wofford’s Richardson Family Art Museum and Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, The Spartanburg Art Museum, The Johnson Collection Gallery, The Artist Collective and more. The instructor will cover style, technique, content, and media used to create works of art while examining their relevance to aspects of form and function. Discussion will include art that challenges traditional definitions of aesthetics, original art vs. reproduction, and how to collect art that can be enjoyed with family and friends. Participants may wish to keep a journal for notes and questions on our topics of discussion.

    This class will meet at Central UMC for the first class and then meet at various art galleries around the Spartanburg area for the rest of the classes. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to the various field trip outings.

     

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  • Oil Painting- A simple approach to realism
  • Fee: $35.00
    Dates: 1/12/2023 - 2/2/2023
    Times: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 4
    Location: Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Arts Center  Room 012A
    Instructor: Diarmuid Kelly

    This class will consist of step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your canvas, composition design, how to control the oil paint, how to load your brush, underpainting, painting accuracy, and what brushes to use. Preparation is a big part of this class and is crucial for successful oil painting. We will be looking closely at some of the techniques used by some of the masters that used classical painting methods. This class is ideal for beginner or intermediate-level artists. The list of materials needed for the class can be found HERE.

    There is a $10 Oil Studio Fee that will be added to your cart when you register for this class.

     

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  • Reading, Discussing (and maybe writing) Short Stories and Poems
  • Fee: $30.00
    Dates: 1/12/2023 - 2/2/2023
    Times: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 4
    Location: Central Methodist Church  Garrett
    Instructor: Bill Pell

    We will read and analyze poignant, challenging stories. We will dissect and find meaning in both accessible and tough to understand poems. A third option is to write in either or both genres (or even drama) if you want. The course goals are to have fun with serious literature and to add to our stored knowledge acquired over the years. Come join the fun! 

     

     

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  • The Anatomy of a Landscape
  • Fee: $35.00
    Dates: 1/9/2023 - 1/30/2023
    Times: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 4
    Location: Off Campus  Artists Collective
    Instructor: Shannon Patrick

    This indoor course will focus on the components of landscape paintings to help students plan, paint and mix color better. For example, how does one paint a tree? paint convincing tree holes, bark, and leaves? paint convincing water and reflections? create depth in a painting? What does it mean to “push” color? How does understanding color theory improve one’s painting? We will be referencing and dissecting successful landscape paintings to create and improve our own painted works. 

    This class is 2 1/2 hours long. Students are responsible for providing their supplies. The list of materials needed for the class can be found HERE Please be aware that buying cheaper materials will affect the quality of your final projects.

     

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  • The Great Gatsby
  • Fee: $21.00
    Dates: 1/12/2023 - 2/2/2023
    Times: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 4
    Location: Central Methodist Church  Garrett
    Instructor: Deno Trakas

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is one of the bestselling novels in American literary history–it's sold more than 30 million copies since it was published in 1925—and it's always featured on lists of great American novels. We'll read it together, talk about its dramatic plot, intriguing characters, and graceful style. We'll also watch some video clips from the Fitzgerald biography and from movie versions of the novel, and decide for ourselves if it lives up to its great reputation.

     

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