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Dianne Mahaffee's Art Classes of 2024


All classes are held at Mahaffee’s Studio, 2875 New Hope Rd., Lancaster SC 29720

Glass Painting Class- Each student will turn a window into a colorful transparent work of art with a stained-glass style. $50.00 for a 3 day workshop which includes window, leading and a set of Gallery Glass paints. Demos and design ideas will be provided. May 6, 7 and 8. 5pm-8pm


Mosaic Workshop-.Learn the mosaic technique by cutting real stained glass to make your image to be glued and then grouted into a stunning work of art. All supplies are furnished.$60.00 fee. May 20, 21 and 22.  5pm-8pm


Drawing and Painting Workshop- This workshop is designed for children ages 7-16. There will be tips and demonstrations to improve drawing skills. Also, several paintings will be completed by each participant by the end of the course.  July 9, 10, 11, 15, 16. from 3pm-4pm, $50 fee includes materials.


Clay Sculpture for Young Hands Workshop- Learn the properties of clay while creating slab pots, coiled pots, pinched pots and more., July 9, 10, 11, 15, 16.; from 4pm-5pm, $50 fee includes clay, glazes, instruction  and firings.(ages 7 & up)


Potter’s Wheel Workshop- Students will develop potter wheel throwing techniques by leaning to wedge, center, and form vessels on the potter’s wheel. Students will receive plenty of demonstrations and practice, so that bowls and mugs can be completed by each student. This two week workshop will be taught July 8-11 and July 15-18; from 11am-12:45pm. $100  fee includes materials and firings for the two weeks. (middle schoolers-adults)


Artsy Gourd Containers- Turn a large dried gourd into a “gourdeous” work of art. Use dremel tools, wood burning tools, leather dyes, varnish, etc. to create your own artful gourd container. Also, you will get plenty of instruction in pyrography.  July 29, 30, 31.   5:30-8pm  $40.


Introduction To Precious Metal Clay-   Watch my demo and then design and make your own pure silver earrings or necklace pendant. $20. Includes everything!  What a deal!   5-6:30pm   Oct 4.


More Advanced Methods with Precious Metal Clay- This 2 day class includes more silver per student and you will learn to set stones in your silver jewelry. Receive enough pure silver to make approximately 6 or 7 jewelry items. Oct 18, 21 from 5:00-7:00pm $70 per person


Raku hand-building Clay Workshop- This in-depth workshop is designed to teach clay hand building techniques such as coiling, modeling and slabbing and the history of Japanese hand built pots. Several of your pots will be raku fired. All other clay items produced will be fired the traditional way with dinner safe glaze. $140 fee will cover 25lbs of raku clay, glazes, firings and instructions. Class size is limited to ten (10).  Oct. 29, 31 and Nov.5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26., from 5pm-7pm.

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