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Painting Workshop


with Beverly Thomas Jenkins

Calendar Oct 9, 2023 at 6 pm

Grades 9 - Adult

This 2-day workshop is for the person who wants to try painting without having prior knowledge of painting.  Students will be creating a beautiful vase of flowers using water-solouble oil paint.  The style is intuitive, casual, and abstract.  The canvas is a 9"x12" flat board which will fit a frame of your choice (not included).  This is a great workshop to take with family or friends!  

You can also reserve a private workshop with a minimum of 6 guests!  Please call the McKinney Center to make this reservation.

6:00 - 8:00 pm, Monday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 11.

Will run

Tree of Life - Quilt Workshop


with Kristy Ottinger

Calendar Oct 14, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks


Join Greeneville, TN quilter, Kristy Ottinger, for this 2-Day quilting workshop to make a one-of-kind, Tree of Life, quilted wall hanging.  This quilted hanging will be 3-dimensional and will be made using free motion quilting.  Free Motion Quilting is machine quilting the quilt top, batting and backing without the aid of the machine's feed-dogs to move the quilt sandwich forward. The size of the stitches are based on the speed of the machine and the quilter's hand movements, not controlled by the machine as in regular machine sewing with the feed-dogs. Students must bring their own supplies.  Supply list can be obtained from the McKinney Center.

9:00 a.m. - Noon, Saturdays, October 14 & 21

Glass Fusion - Sushi Dish Workshop


with Karen Hitchcock

Calendar Oct 17, 2023 at 6 pm

Grade 9- Adult

You will learn about different types of glass and how to use the tools to create a project. This particular class will be creating a sushi plate which can be used for many things.

Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Full Course

Still Life Painting Workshop - The Colors of Fall


with Donna Bird

Calendar Oct 24, 2023 at 1 pm


This class will feature a still life set-up of all things Fall!  Come and explore the colors and textures of the harvest season through the medium of oil or acrylic paint.  We will use a limited palette, just 3-5 colors, to learn about color harmony in a painting.  We will also experiment with different ways to create texture and atmosphere to create interest.  This class is best suited for students with some painting experience.

Students will bring their own supplies. The supply list will be sent upon registration.

Tuesday, October 24, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Zentangle Method of Drawing - Dingbatz


with Kay Grogg

Calendar Nov 4, 2023 at 10 am

Grade 9- Adult

Dingbatz are a fun way to incorporate Zentangle in any of your own art projects.  They add creativity to your snail mail, name tags, scrapbook art, hand lettering or journaling projects.  We will learn the basics of using this new way of Zentangling along with how to create "fake calligraphy".  We will create a Thank You Card, Name Tag, and learn a fun way to add interest to other art projects.  Basic Zentangle understanding is encouraged but not necessary for this class.  Materials will be supplied with class fee.

Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.


Will run

Glass Fusion - Holiday Ornaments Workshop


with Karen Hitchcock

Calendar Nov 9, 2023 at 6 pm

Ages 14 - Adult

In this two-hour glass fusion workshop, students will make decorative glass holiday ornaments. This hands-on session is designed for fun!  Students will make up to five ornaments while learning the basics of fused glass.  Students will have the chance to use frit, and stingers glass to make unique creations!  All materials are included and fired projects will be available two weeks after the class.

6:00 - 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 9.

Full Course

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