Creation Classes

Creation Classes brought to you by Haywood County Arts Council

Get creative, no matter your skill level. Classes are developed and led by HCAC artists members and span mediums such as fused glass, painting, and jewelry making.

Value of Value

Class Instructor: Patricia Sweet

Class Title: Value of Value

Class Objectives: Painting using only grayscale is a wonderful exercise to train your eye to see the subtle differences in values to create depth and atmosphere. This class is a great opportunity to try oils for those who have never used them!  

Class Description: We will start off with mixing a string (8 greys) using only black and white oils on a glass 8×10 palette.  Each student with have the same photo reference in hand and I will take them step by step through the landscape painting process. The landscape with have a distant mountain range, a flat foreground, and some upright vegetation in the foreground. We will observe the change in value as things progress forward working on blocking in (covering with 1 solid value for each element) entire canvas.  We will then take a short break. On return, we will work on the details of value changes within each element in the painting (ex. light hitting the tree and creating shadows.)  As the paintings begin to come to life, we will observe each students painting from a distance and discuss what tweaks could be made for the painting to turn into a masterpiece. 

Duration: 4 hours

Time & Date: Saturday, March 16 from 9 am – 1 pm

Class Location: Folkmoot Room A-11. 112 Virginia Ave. Building B, Waynesville, NC 28786 

Class Cost: $80.00

Please Note: Creation Class registration is non-refundable. Please make sure you are able to attend before registering!

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Haywood County Arts Council: 86 N. Main Street Waynesville, NC 28786

Upcoming Creation Classes:

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Saturday, March 23 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm: Flora Print Parasols

Saturday, April 13: Spriggly’s Paint & Pollinators & Native Bee House Workshop

Monday, April 15 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Watercolor Greeting Cards

Thursdays, May 16 – mid-June 13 (no class on June 6): Art Journaling 

Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Flora Print Fans

Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Creative & Calm: An Introduction to Neurographic Art

Monday, June 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Handpainted Coffee Mugs

Thursday, July 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Screenprinting without a Darkroom!

Wednesday, July 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Creative & Calm: An Introduction to Neurographic Art

Wednesday, August 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Creative & Calm: An Introduction to Neurographic Art

Thursdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29: Recycle & Repurpose Paper Arts

Monday, August 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Handpainted Wine Glasses

Thursday, September 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Leaf Monoprints

Wednesdays in September: Art for Anxious Mothers: Printmaking

Wednesdays in October: Art for Anxious Mothers: Medium to be announced 

Saturday, November 2 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm: Night Sky Print Parasols

Mondays in November: Art for Anxious Mothers: Medium to be announced 

Saturday, November 16 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Night Sky Print Fans

Thursday, December 5 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm: Holiday Cardmaking 

Thank you to Creation Class sponsor, Smoky Mountain News!