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Redux invites students of all ages and abilities to explore its unique fine art classes and workshops in an open and supportive environment where you can unleash your creative side. Register over the phone via credit card or come visit us in person with cash or check. Check our Classes Calendar for more info!

Class Proposals: If you are an artist or art instructor and wish to submit a class proposal, download this form, fill out and send your resume and proposal to stacy@reduxstudios.org or mail to Attn: Stacy Huggins, 136 Saint Philip St, Charleston, SC 29403.

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required. Registration is not secured until payment is received. There are no refunds on classes, but we will happily give you credit for a class if there is proper notice, should you need to cancel your registration for any reason.
>Full credit up to two weeks before the class
>Half credit if you cancel the week before class begins
>No credit if you cancel day of the first class or after

Drop-in Sunday Figure Drawing

When: Every Sunday, except holidays 5pm – 7pm
Instructor: Joshua Breland
Cost: $15 Drop-In Rate (Cash or Check Only)

Work form a nude model in a variety of artistic mediums – perfect for anyone wanting to work independently with a model at your own pace.  All skill levels welcome to drop in.  Easels, chairs and drawing boards are provided.   Artists must bring their own drawing and/or painting materials.  No registration is required.

Figure Drawing

When: Thursdays, April 3, 10 / 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Kirsten Moran
Cost: Member $100 / Non-member $120

This two-session figure drawing class will utilize some exercises from Kirsten’s Classical Figure Drawing workshop. The goal is to improve hand / eye coordination when rendering the figure. Robust seeing skills will enable the student to begin to explore their own personal aesthetic. We will work directly from the model with poses ranging from two minutes to twenty minutes, and periodically we will have longer sessions. Please bring the following recommended supplies: 18 x 24 pad (Borden & Riley #116 Sketch – 40 sheets)  and pencils (selection of H & B). The course runs continually throughout the year generally with one day off a month/3 days on. Students at any level are encouraged to attend. The class format repeats and as you continue to work the exercises you will gain confidence and see improvement in your drawing.

Drawing Fundamentals

When: Thursdays, May 15, 22, 29, June 5 / 6-8 pm
Instructor: Stephen Herchak
Cost: $135 Member / $165 Non-member

Regardless of your preferred media, learn to create compositions more easily with improved confidence in your ability to record what you see. Course will stress accurate three-dimensional depiction of objects and space through understanding fundamentals principals of perspective, proportion and value (shading). Previous experience not necessary. High school through adult.

Course time will be split evenly between demonstrating methods for measuring angles of edges of objects, alignment of components in a composition, and proportions between objects, and then students putting them into practice.

Intermediate Drawing

When: Tuesdays, April 15, 22, 29, May 6 / 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Stephen Herchak
Cost: Member $140 / Non-Member $170

This class focuses on rendering dimension and depth through value (shading) drawing working in charcoal. Previous drawing experience or Drawing Fundamentals is recommended but first session will review some of the principals of depth through linear perspective explored in that introductory class.

Drawing People

When: Wednesdays, June 11, 18, 25, July 2 / 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Stephen Herchak
Cost: Member $150 / Non-member $180

Figure drawing is one of the most important, fundamental skills in your artistic practice. This class is an Introduction to the basics of the human face and form, applying the techniques of proportion, relationship and scale of Basic Drawing, for a fundamental understanding of the figure, head and face working from life. We will work from both live models and self-portraits.

Intro to Oil Painting

When: Mondays, May 5, 12, 19, 26 / 6 - 9 pm
Instructor: Erik Johnson
Cost: Member $145 / Non-member $175

Erik Johnson is a professional artist represented by Robert Lange Studios. This course will familiarize students with the working properties of oil paints and present a practical approach to topics such as composition and accurate drawing, color mixing and essential elements for capturing realism. Perfect class for beginners and intermediate students.

Most materials provided; student should purchase their own brushes, available at Artist & Craftsman: Princeton brush set #9148 (About $12) (or if you have your own brushes : #2 & #4 round, #4 Flat, #8 Bright, #4 & #12 Filbert

Resin Painting

When: Mondays, March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28 / 6 - 7 pm
Instructor: Alizey Khan
Cost: Member $100 / Non-member $120

Learn the art of painting safely with epoxy resin and acrylics, with instructor Alizey Khan. Using a two-part resin system, learn to paint in 3D using layers of resin sandwiched between layers of paint in a birch frame; students will also learn techniques for encapsulating paint, photographs and found objects within their composition. Painting experience recommended; Resin Jewelry workshop is also a recommended ore-requisite.

Materials List, available at Artist &  Craftsman Supply:

Intermediate Oil Painting

When: Thursdays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1 / 6 - 9 pm
Instructor: Erik Johnson
Cost: Member $145 / Non-member $175

A follow-up to Erik’s popular Intro to Oil Painting workshop. For those who have taken the Intro painting workshop or who already have some experience painting with oils. In this hands on workshop, students will continue to explore oil painting by working with references provided by the instructor. Classes will focus in greater depth on blocking in a painting, direct vs indirect painting, use of painting mediums and glazing.

Most materials are provided. Students should bring their own brushes, available at Artist & Craftsman: Princeton brush set #9148 (About $12) (or if you have your own brushes : #2 & #4 round, #4 Flat, #8 Bright, #4 & #12 Filbert. Students wishing to use a stretched canvas or panel are encouraged to bring that, otherwise loose canvas will be provided.

Stretcher Bar & Framing Workshop

When: Saturdays, July 19 and 26 / 1 - 4 pm
Instructor: Alex Waggoner
Cost: Member $90 / Non-Member $110

Making your own canvases means you can customize the size as well as cut down on cost. Come and learn to make your own canvas start to finish. On our second day we will learn how to make strip frames to protect and add a sleek professional feeling to an existing painting of yours. Bring safety glasses if you have them and wear closed toe shoes.

Silver Jewelry Etching

When: Tuesdays, August 5 / 6 – 8 pm; August 12, 19 / 6 - 9 pm
Instructor: Kaminer Haislip
Cost: Member $165 / Non-Member $200

In this introductory course to silver jewelry etching, students will etch a design onto silver and create a cuff bracelet.  Jewelry techniques include piercing, filing, annealing, hammering, forming, and finishing.  No experience necessary!

All materials are provided. Bring a drink and come dressed to get messy!

Beginners Jewelry

When: Tuesdays, June 3 / 6 - 8 pm; June 10, 17 / 6 - 9 pm
Instructor: Kaminer Haislip
Cost: Member $165 / Non-member $200

Students have the choice to make a silver ring, pendant, or brooch with cabochon stone and will learn beginner’s jewelry techniques.  Techniques include piercing, sawing, soldering, hammering, bezel setting and finishing.  No experience necessary!  Please bring a drink, pen/pencil, and sketchbook.

Beginners Jewelry Ring Workshop

When: Saturday, July 12 / 12 - 6 pm
Instructor: Kaminer Haislip
Cost: Member $90 / Non-member $110

Kaminer Haislip’s popular one-day ring workshop is back! Students will make a silver ring and will learn beginner’s jewelry techniques.  Techniques include piercing, sawing, soldering, hammering, bezel setting and finishing.  All materials included and no experience necessary! Please bring a drink, pen/pencil, sketchbook.

Silver Bracelet Workshop

When: Friday, May 9, 2014 / 12 - 6 pm
Instructor: Kaminer Haislip
Cost: Member $165 / Non-member $200

Students have the opportunity to design a silver bracelet and will learn beginner’s jewelry techniques.  Jewelry techniques include piercing, filing, annealing, hammering, forming, and finishing.   All materials included and no experience necessary! Please bring a drink, pen/pencil, and sketchbook.

One-Night Screen Printing Workshop

When: Thursday, May 8 / 6 - 10 pm
Instructor: Chris Nickels
Cost: Member $80 / Non-member $100

Are you tired of seeing cool t-shirts/posters/stickers/ etc. and not knowing how to make them? Come learn the basics of screen-printing in one night. Students will learn how to emulsify screens, burn images, and print a one-color poster in four hours! No experience necessary, all materials are provided. Good time guaranteed!

Intro to Screen Printing

When: Mondays, May 19, 26, June 2, 9 / 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Instructor: Todd Anderson
Cost: Member $175 / Non-member $210

This four-week class is a continuation of the screenprinting fundamentals covered in the One Night Workshop! Students will learn how to emulsify screens, burn images, and will work independently on their own projects. Instruction will include layout design, exposure to a variety of techniques to produce posters, prints, T-shirts, etc in as many colors as desired. Screen Printing One Night Workshop is a recommended pre-requisite for this class. Most materials provided.

Copper Plate Etching

When: Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 / 6 - 9 pm
Instructor: Alex Waggoner and Chris Nickels
Cost: Member $175 / Non-member $210

Join this four week class and create an edition of etchings. Students will learn how to create etchings using both acid and drypoint methods. No experience necessary, but do come with some ideas. We will be providing one piece of copper per student. If you would like to do more than one edition of etchings you are more than welcome to bring your own copper sheets (contact Redux about size and gauge of the copper). Expect to get your hands dirty, have some fun, and create some great editions of etchings!

One Night Letterpress Workshop

When: Wednesday, July 23 / 6 - 9 pm
Instructor: Allison Nadeau
Cost: Member $80 / Non-member $100

Spend the evening learning to print on the Showcard sign press in this one-night class. Students will be introduced to basic letterpress terms and vocabulary, learn how to mix ink, and print signs and posters with wood and metal type. No experience necessary.

Book and Paper Arts: Small Books for Purse, Pocket, and Pen

When: Tuesdays, May 13 and 20 / 6:30 - 9 pm
Instructor: Kris Westerson
Cost: Member $120 / Non-member $145

During this Paper and Book Saturday, novice and experienced bookbinders will sew five small books the perfect size for purse, pocket, or car. Each one- two-, three-, and four-section book has a different decorative and colorful stitching on the spine. Finished book sizes are five inches tall by three or four inches wide. Participants will learn about the anatomy of a book, how to find the paper grain, some design modifications to the basic structure, construction tricks, about bookbinding tools and how to use them, where to find bookbinding supplies and how to get their own bookbinding studio started.

How to Photograph Your Artwork

When: Saturday, May 10 / 9 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Douglas Carr Cunningham
Cost: Member $25 / Non-member $30

This Workshop provides techniques for the artist to photograph her or his own work. Painters, sculptors, mixed-media artists will benefit from this one-day workshop. While some pieces may require professional photography, an artist will learn techniques to photograph very well.

Students will need to bring: a sample of your artwork; digital camera (preferably a DSLR or camera with adjustments – no automatic point and shoot); a tripod, if you own one; a laptop with image-editing software (Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop or Elements, Google Picasa). Trial versions of these programs are available; Picasa is free. Bring a white card, white foam core, or white mount board 8.5 x 11 inch or larger (Staples. Office Depot or Max).

Medium Format Photography

When: Mondays, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 / 6 - 9 pm
Instructor: Douglas Carr Cunningham
Cost: Member $300 / Non-member $360

A series of classes focused on medium format Black and White film photography using 120 film. Instruction covers theory of films and developers, use of filters, pre-visualization, composition and seeing light. Includes introduction to large format photography. Experience in film photography required. Students should understand camera operation and exposure principles; darkroom printing included. Ages 14 and up welcome.

Limited to 4 students.

Introduction to Pinhole Photography

When: Tuesdays, April 22, 29, May 6, 13 / 6 - 9 pm
Instructor: Benjamin Skinner
Cost: Member $145 / Non-member $175

Does darkroom analog photography seem complicated and intimidating? This simple class utilizes the basic photographic principles of pinhole to make old school photography fun and easy. Build your own camera out of recycled materials and make stunning one of a kind prints.

-Students will learn how to build their own camera/cameras, with consideration given to the aesthetic qualities derived from different formats (small/medium/large) as well as focal length (wide angle/telephoto).
-Students should bring an existing sealable container or materials that they wish to make their camera out of.

Member Discounts

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About Education Program

Integral to the Redux mission is to educate our community about current practices in art through both an academic and hands on approach. Redux offers year-round art classes and workshops to the public for both kids and adults. Over 100 classes and workshops are available throughout the year covering a variety of topics both traditional and non-traditional. We have a class for everyone, whether you are a beginner or a more advanced artist looking to broaden and enhance your talents.

Our classes are affordable, fun, challenging and taught by talented local qualified instructors. Courses include painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, art history and much more. All courses are timed to fit the schedules of working people and are taught by working professional artists. Through our classes, workshops and studio space, we provide the guidance and resources you need to bring your creativity and passion to life.

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