North Charleston Artist Guild offering Watercolor Journaling classes

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The North Charleston Artist Guild is happy to announce that we're now offering art classes led by our very talented members.

As we hope to foster a love for the arts in the community, classes are open to both members and nonmembers. Painter Amelia Whaley leads the first NCAG class: Watercolor Journaling. This class is at The Olde North Charleston Meeting Place, located at 1077 East Montague Avenue, on four Thursday evenings in September (9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29) from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost of the class is $80 puls materials for nonmembers (NCAG members receive a 15% discount).

A registration form is available for download at the NCAG website.  

Each participant will choose the type of journal they want to concentrate on – perhaps a nature journal. Or a travel journal about a recent trip. Or for a destination you would like to travel to. How about journaling your hopes and dreams? All of the above? The list of ideas or themes is endless. Journaling with watercolor is an enjoyable way to visually capture memories, destinations, nature, personal goals, thoughts and feelings.

The North Charleston Artist Guild is an arts organization hosted by the The Olde North Charleston Merchants Association operating out of the Old Village of Park Circle North Charleston. The purposes of the guild are to network local artists, promote their works through alliance with Park Circle area businesses, advance artist communities in the area, organize and promote events in all art disciplines, and educate the public about the arts. We will work with supplies that are small and simple to transport – whether you’re walking down the hall to your sun room or flying to Europe. Watercolor journaling is an easy way to travel light and still fan the flame of your creative spirit.

If you’ve never painted before, be not afraid! This workshop is not concerned with creating artistic masterpieces – it’s about allowing ourselves the freedom and joy to spill emotional content onto paper through the flow of water, color, brush and pen. In the midst of it all, you will gain confidence in pencil rendering and working with the medium of watercolor and brush.