Classes
 
PLEASE NOTE: You may pay with Paypal from this page (even if you don't have an account) or you can call the Arts Council at 704-484-2787 or visit the office to pay. You MUST pay for a class to be considered registered.
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Pinteresting Projects "Wooden Home Sign"

Jan 19,
6pm-8pm

Natalie Cranford

$35

Description

Come create a fun “homey” sign that includes a mini wreath!


Have you ever seen or thought of an idea but something kept you from making it...maybe it was the tools or materials or even the cost. Now you can enjoy a time to work on and complete a project, inspired by Pinterest, in a friendly group, led by a creative teacher in a fun environment. This is a great class to not only create a fun product but learn interesting skills and techniques for other DIY projects at home as well.

Ages

Adult and teens 16+

Class Size Min. 4 - Max. 18
What to Bring Wear old clothes to paint in
About the Artist

Natalie Cranford has enjoyed making crafts for many years. She has worked on projects from sanding and remodeling yard sale finds to creating the coolest trends from Pinterest. Currently she is in her 6th year of teaching 3rd grade, but enjoys working with all ages of people. Along with crafting she also enjoys running, cooking, and shopping!

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Sunshine and Blue Skies

January 24,
6pm-8pm

Cindy Robbs

$35 Adult

Description

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

Cindy Robbs has just completed her 13th year of teaching art for Cleveland County Schools. She has taught at KMHS for the last three years and before that she taught at the elementary and middle school levels. She loves to teach all ages of students. Cindy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of NC at Charlotte and a MAEd inArt Education from East Carolina University. 

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Pop Pug

January 26,
6pm-8pm

Kara McDaniel

$35 Adult

Description

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

I've always had a love for the arts so I decided to pursue a career in teaching so that I could share my passion with others. I graduated from Gardner Webb University with a bachelor's degree of arts and began teaching art at Crest High School in 2014. I have the best job in the world because I get to go in every day and show students all of the amazing things that can happen by practicing art.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Let's Make a Face
Face Mug Class

February 2,
6pm-8pm

Hal Dedmond
Corine Guseman

$35

Description

Did you ever want to make a face mug? In this class, we’ll apply fresh clay to a hand thrown mug and make a face only a mother would love. Bring your friends and family and make it a party. Your mug will be stoneware…dishwasher and microwave safe…glazed in the glaze of your choice…fired for pickup later and uniquely yours. No experience is necessary.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 6 - Max. 10
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring a small towel
About the Artist

Hal Dedmond, has worked with clay for over 15 years. His work encompasses the Catawba Valley style with special emphasis on face pots. His faces are whimsical and fun.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Night Trees

February 7th,
6pm-8pm

Megan Hoyle

$35 Adult

Description

A beautiful view of the night sky through the pines!

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 18
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

Megan Hoyle grew up in Shelby, NC before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Drawing and Painting. She now is entering her third year of teaching Elementary Art and is serving Jefferson Elementary and James Love Elementary in Shelby. Besides art, her favorite hobbies are sports (volleyball and softball especially) and going to the lake or pool with friends and family.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Pinteresting Projects "Pet String Art"

Feb 9,
6pm-8pm

Natalie Cranford

$35

Description

Come create a unique string art pet silhouette on a wooden square.   From hamsters to horses this is a great way to honor your pet!  *****Please bring a copied photo of your pet’s silhouette that will fit a 11.5 x 11.5 inch piece of wood.  This photo will be used as the pattern and will be disposed of at the end of the class. 


Have you ever seen or thought of an idea but something kept you from making it...maybe it was the tools or materials or even the cost. Now you can enjoy a time to work on and complete a project, inspired by Pinterest, in a friendly group, led by a creative teacher in a fun environment. This is a great class to not only create a fun product but learn interesting skills and techniques for other DIY projects at home as well.

Ages

Adult and teens 16+

Class Size Min. 4 - Max. 18
What to Bring

Wear clothes to stain in!  Please bring a copied photo of your pet’s silhouette that will fit a 11.5 x 11.5 inch piece of wood.  This photo will be used as the pattern and will be disposed of at the end of the class

About the Artist

Natalie Cranford has enjoyed making crafts for many years. She has worked on projects from sanding and remodeling yard sale finds to creating the coolest trends from Pinterest. Currently she is in her 6th year of teaching 3rd grade, but enjoys working with all ages of people. Along with crafting she also enjoys running, cooking, and shopping!

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Knitting

Feruary 11,
1pm-4pm

Julie Lail

$35

Description

In this class, the beginner will learn to cast on a project, how to perform the knit stitch and the purl stitch, how to cast off, and how to join together the ends of their project. The student will make a seed stitch cowl scarf using chunky yarn and large needles for ease of use and take home a beautiful cowl scarf to wear or give away.

Ages

10 & up

Class Size Min. 1 - Max. 8
What to Bring

3 balls of Bernat super chunky yarn in color of their choice. (I don't recommend dark brown or black as it will be harder to see the stitches), size 17 knitting needles. A medium sized crochet hook to weave ends if desired (but not absolutely necessary) 

About the Artist

Julie Lail is a local 29 year old and fiber farmer. Each year she gardens and keeps 4 sheep. She has been knitting and crocheting since she was about 8. She makes yarn, knits, crochets, and is learning to weave. She is mother to a busy one year old and taught her husband to knit last year!

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Couples Class

February 13,
6pm-8pm

Kara McDaniel

$35 Adult

 

Description

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece with your sweetie in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

I've always had a love for the arts so I decided to pursue a career in teaching so that I could share my passion with others. I graduated from Gardner Webb University with a bachelor's degree of arts and began teaching art at Crest High School in 2014. I have the best job in the world because I get to go in every day and show students all of the amazing things that can happen by practicing art.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Guitar

Feruary 21,
6pm-8pm

Cindy Robbs

$35 Adult

Description

Join us for an evening painting session where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 16
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

Cindy Robbs has just completed her 13th year of teaching art for Cleveland County Schools. She has taught at KMHS for the last three years and before that she taught at the elementary and middle school levels. She loves to teach all ages of students. Cindy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of NC at Charlotte and a MAEd inArt Education from East Carolina University. 

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Robins Egg

March 7th,
6pm-8pm

Megan Hoyle

$35 Adult

Description

Pretty blue eggs in a cozy nest! A beautiful symbol of spring.


Join us for an evening painting sessio where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 18
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

Megan Hoyle grew up in Shelby, NC before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Drawing and Painting. She now is entering her third year of teaching Elementary Art and is serving Jefferson Elementary and James Love Elementary in Shelby. Besides art, her favorite hobbies are sports (volleyball and softball especially) and going to the lake or pool with friends and family.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Paint & Sip
Ladybug

April 4th,
6pm-8pm

Megan Hoyle

$35 Adult

Description

Ladybugs and hearts are perfect for spring!

Join us for an evening painting sessio where you can create your own masterpiece in just a couple hours! Worried you don't have any experience painting? We will teach you stroke-by- stroke how to get the painting you desire. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your friends or just trying to find your creative side, we can make it happen.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 5 - Max. 18
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share (optional)
About the Artist

Megan Hoyle grew up in Shelby, NC before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Drawing and Painting. She now is entering her third year of teaching Elementary Art and is serving Jefferson Elementary and James Love Elementary in Shelby. Besides art, her favorite hobbies are sports (volleyball and softball especially) and going to the lake or pool with friends and family.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Let's Make a Face
Face Mug Class

April 11,
6pm-8pm

Hal Dedmond
Corine Guseman

$35

Description

Did you ever want to make a face mug? In this class, we’ll apply fresh clay to a hand thrown mug and make a face only a mother would love. Bring your friends and family and make it a party. Your mug will be stoneware…dishwasher and microwave safe…glazed in the glaze of your choice…fired for pickup later and uniquely yours. No experience is necessary.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 6 - Max. 10
What to Bring Wear old clothes and bring a small towel
About the Artist

Hal Dedmond, has worked with clay for over 15 years. His work encompasses the Catawba Valley style with special emphasis on face pots. His faces are whimsical and fun.

or call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
Class Date & Time Instructor Cost  

Private or Group Drawing and Painting Sessions

Please call the Arts Council to Set Up Times
704-484-2787

Steven Greenway

Individual: $30 per session or $80 for three sessions

Group: $25 per session per person or $70 for three sessions

Description

Having difficulty fine tuning your 2D artwork? Want to create clear colors instead of muddy colors in your watercolor or acrylic paintings? Stumped by not knowing how to clean up a glaring watercolor mistake? Do you want to bump up your drawing skills with better shading, directional lighting, perspective and figure drawing?

Steven Greenway will help you improve your skills and more in one-on-one or small group sessions. These special instructive classes are held at the Cleveland County Arts Council by appointment only.

Sessions are 1 ½ hours long with individual instruction.
These sessions are intended for serious minded artists interested in
kick-starting their art career.

Ages

Adult

Class Size Min. 6 - Max. 15
What to Bring Bring your own art materials and samples of your work. 
About the Artist

Steven Greenway has his MFA from the Otis Art Institute. His experience includes book illustrations, graphic design, teaching, and private art instruction.  He was employed as  the art director for Clyde A Short and McDowell Technical Community College.

Please call 704-484-2787 to register by phone
 
 
PLEASE NOTE: You may pay with Paypal from this page (even if you don't have an account) or you can call the Arts Council 704-484-2787 or visit the office to pay. You MUST pay for a class to be considered registered.
111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, NC 28150.
 

Class Cancellations/Refund Policy
The Arts Council reserves the right to cancel a class if a minimum enrollment is not attained.  In such instances, previously paid fees will be fully refunded.
Students who need to withdraw from any class should contact the Arts Council at the earliest time possible.  You will receive a refund, less $10.00 service charge per class only when notice is received within a minimum of four (4) before the first class meeting.

 

Calling All Artists
Are you interested in teaching art classes at the Cleveland County Arts Council in Shelby, NC?

We are looking for artists interested in teaching art to children or adults. Do you have a fun project, skill or an art form you would like teach others?

The Cleveland County Arts Council offers you the opportunity to design your own class, hours, description and yes, even the price.

The Arts Council will advertise your class on our website, newspaper, e-mail, Facebook, and newsletter, provide the classroom, register students and handle the financial transactions for only $15 - 20.00 per student.

We’d like to offer evening classes during the week and Saturday classes during the year. If you are interested and want us to consider your class, please complete the Instructor Interest Form and submit to Cleveland Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, NC 28150.

Also, please include a short biography, description of your art and teaching experience and a list of references and telephone numbers.

Please contact Darby Foust at the Cleveland County Arts Council with any questions. Our telephone number is 704-484-2787 or e-mail darby@ccartscouncil.org

 
 
111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150   -   Phone: 704-484-2787   -   Email: info@ccartscouncil.org