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Paper, Colors, Glass & Imagination: Four after school classes at ARTworks. Make art and learn about the creative process in Beaufort’s community arts center after school program, February 19 through March 21, 4 to 5:30 p.m. $55 per five-week class, or $100 for siblings or two classes: 843-379-2787.

1. Papermaking with Deanna Bowdish for 8-12 year olds on Tuesdays, 4 to 5:30.

In this class you will create your own handmade paper using recycled materials, natural fibers and dyes.  We will explore the terminology, tools and art of paper making.  You will learn the history of paper making, the process of making paper, how handmade paper can be used and the fun that can be had creating and incorporating other materials into our paper. You will be able to take all your paper with you.

2. Art Sampler with Jean Norton-Torjussen for Ages 6-9 on Tuesdays, 4 to 5:30.

Variety is what this class is all about. Students will complete one project each week while learning the skills needed to create macrame designs, collage art, metal work and paintings using watercolor pencils.

3. Fused Glass with Greg Rawls for 12-16 year olds, on Thursdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. This class gives students an opportunity to explore glass as art. Glass fusing is the process of using a kiln to join together pieces of glass with heat. Students will learn how to cut and assemble various projects to include glass bugs, tiles and bowls. Students will create a group project.

Sea Glass: An Introduction to Glass Fusing Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. “SEA GLASS” is a technique developed by Greg Rawls that creates an open weave glass bowl that is reminiscent of sea glass and coral reefs. You will choose from a variety of colors, a limited selection of shapes, and learn how to cut and assemble glass into a “Sea Glass” pattern that will be fused into a 10” round bowl to use at home. Tuition includes all materials and kiln time, $75 payable to Gregorie Glass. Email greg.rawls@hargray.com.

4. Watercolor Painting 101 with Jean Norton-Torjussen for 10-16 year olds, on Thursdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mixing American and Asian watercolor techniques allows participants to experiment with the medium, papers, brushes and pens.

Travel Right … Travel Write! Tuesdays, Feb. 19 and 26, 10 a.m. – noon. University of South Carolina Beaufort Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), (843) 208-8247 or http://Olli.uscb.edu/ to register. This class shows you how to be a freelance travel writer. You’ll acquire writerly skills such as interviewing, querying and spinning stories from assignments.

Free storytelling workshop at the Irish Rose Pub & Bistro in Beaufort Town Center on Sunday, February 17, 3-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate in a free, informal, story sharing workshop on Sunday, February 17 from 3-5 p.m. at The Irish Rose in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street, 379-3811. Get ready for the BIG Liars Competition, meet your fellow storytellers of all experience levels and ages, and connect with community storytelling troupes. The BIG Story Fest & Liars Competition is April 11-14 here in Beaufort and is a project of ARTworks, the arts council of Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands: 843-379-2787.

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