Arts Events

Book signing with author Susan Boyer: The author of “Lowcountry Boil” and “Lowcountry Bombshell” will be signing her books at McIntosh Book Shoppe, Bay Street, Beaufort, on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. Margaritas will be served. Call 524-1119 for details.

Book debut at USCB: Join Teresa Bruce for the Beaufort debut of her book about Byrne Miller called “The Other Mother: a rememoir” on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at USCB’s Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St. The kickoff includes an adaptation of her TED talk about Byrne Miller, dance performances and a dramatic monologue followed by a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and book signing.

Morning classes for kids:

Doodlebugs: Art Adventures for Preschoolers with Alana Adams, on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. starting Tuesday, Sept. 17. Students ages 2-5 will bring their favorite “grown-up” and explore their inner artist! During these engaging art lessons we will work on color and shape recognition and practice our fine motor skills while learning about art from all around the world. Session 1 is Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, session 2 is Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, and tuition is $65

• Homeschool Art with Alana Adams on Tuesdays, starting Sept. 17 at 10:45 a.m. During these discipline-based visual arts classes, students in grades 1-5 will explore a variety of methods and mediums while learning the SC Visual Arts Curriculum Standards. Elements of art and principles of design will be reinforced through projects in mediums such as drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Session 1 is Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, session 2 is Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, for ages 5-11, $65 per session. Register with ARTworks, the community arts center of Beaufort: 379-2787, artworksinbeaufort.org.


Afterschool classes at ARTworks: Five artists provide creative know-how, from watercolors to storytelling. Register with ARTworks at 379-2787.

• Bold Watercolors Using Flat Brushes with Jean Norton-Torjussen, on Tuesdays 4-5:30, beginning September 17. This Watercolor Painting Class features will cover the techniques needed to effectively use flat brushes. The class will also familiarize students with the use and mixing of primary colors, the laws of perspective and overall good design while learning how to apply those tenets to exciting watercolor creations.  Be prepared for lots of fun! For ages 10-16, $55 + $10 materials, class ends with the Family Showcase on Friday, October 18.

• Hot Wax Fabric Designs with Hank Herring on Tuesdays, 4-5:30, beginning September 18. Students will have fun learning how to use hot wax as a fabric resist and  create artistic designs on fabric. Fabric, wax and dye will be supplied, students may also bring their own T-shirt or similar article of clothing of 100% cotton for the class. Beware that students will be working with fabric dyes and should dress accordingly. For ages 6-10; $55 plus 100% cotton T-shirt, ends with the Family Showcase on Friday, October 18, 2013.

• Paint with Celia on Thursdays, 4-5:30 beginning September 19. Paint like a famous artist? No, I want to paint like me! Students will look at some works by famous artists and then create their own paintings using a variety of techniques. For example, students will learn how to create an abstract painting while listening to music and use line and color to create rhythm and movement. They will also have the opportunity to incorporate printmaking and collage into their creations for mixed media pieces. This is a workshop where students get to check out the works of some famous artists and then jump in and have lots of fun with paint, pastels and collage. For ages 6-9, $55 + $10 for materials, ends with the Family Showcase on Friday, October 18.

• Storytelling: Building on our Past, Creating Our Future, with JW Rone and Lashanta Smith at Penn Center on St. Helena Island, Thursdays 4-5:30, beginning September 19. ARTworks is excited to offer “The Dreamers at ARTworks Troupe, our Story-troupe concept as part of the after school program at Penn Center. This program will consist of five training sessions for 4th, 5th and 6th graders participating in Penn Centers PACE program. Students will learn story telling techniques and skills over the five-week session and will walk away with several stories they can tell their friends and family. For ages 9-12, at Penn Center on St. Helena Island, Free.

Calligraphy at ARTworks:

• Introduction to the Art of Beautiful Writing: Sat., September 21, 12-3 p.m.

Impress your friends and family and learn the art of calligraphy to address wedding invitations, enhance greeting cards, create calligraphic art, frameable gifts or personal notes. Professional calligrapher to the Historic Charleston Foundation and Instructor at the Charleston Museum, Natasha Lawrence will provide instruction how to create elegant wide and narrow strokes of classical Italian Italics and other lettering styles. Try your hand with different calligraphy pens. All materials are included in the class fee which include calligraphy pen to keep, guides, practice paper and more. No artistic ability is necessary. Each class is $50, materials included. Register with ARTworks: 843-379-2787.

• Calligraphy II: Holidays, Weddings & Celebrations: Sat, October 12 12-3 p.m.

Everyone is welcome in Calligraphy II even if they have not taken Calligraphy I or had any calligraphy writing experience. This themed workshop includes instruction in cursive calligraphy and fancy lettering, how to add flourishes and accents to simple letters and embellishing envelopes for any occasion. Students will create a matted 8”x10” calligraphic art for framing with poetry, a famous quote or wedding vows (student’s choice) for oneself or to give as a gift. The class will begin with warm-up exercises and review the basics of calligraphy. Each class is $50. Register with ARTworks: 843-379-2787.

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