Workshops

Winnsboro Center for the Arts has an ongoing program of workshops for both adults and children. All workshops are held at our Annex at 212 Market Street.

If you have ideas, would like a specific topic offered for a workshop or if you are an instructor who would like to offer a workshop here at WCA please contact us at 903-342-0686 or by email at wca.artscenter@gmail.com.

Please be sure to read our Terms & Conditions for classroom expectations.

This workshop is full

To be on our waiting list please send an email to wca.artscenter@gmail.com   

Stained Glass Workshop with Katrina Smith

Saturdays April 13th, 20th, 27th & May 11th

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

212 Market St.

$375, All Supplies Included

Description:

Stained-glass: Create your design made up of colored and painted glass pieces. After cutting an entire pattern out, the edges that you want to solder will be wrapped in copper foil. After foiling the pieces, you will assemble and stake them together and do soldering to get your piece finished.

COMING SOON!!!

Beginning Figurative Sculpture with Linda Sciongay

Saturdays

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

212 Market Street.

$275, All Supplies Included

Description:

This is a beginner’s figurative sculpture class in stoneware clay with Linda Sciongay. Students will study the basic proportions of human anatomy (hands and torso) as they learn about traditional sculpting techniques and the proper use of the tools of the trade in this 4 week session. All supplies are included. Class size is limited to 4 students. Finished pieces will be dried for 3 weeks, kiln fired, and then will return for staining or glazing. Students may have the option of extending their session for an additional two weeks for $100.

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Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Valery Guignon

Saturday, February 24th

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

212 Market St.

$45, All Supplies Included

Description:

You will learn techniques for using liquid dyes on silk. We will practice on sample pieces of silk fabric until you get a good idea of where you want to go on the scarf. Everyone is free to come up with their own style of painting a scarf. Let your creativity be part of your wardrobe! All supplies are Included. Extra Blank Silk Scarf (paid separately) 

Make a Doll Workshop with Valery Guignon

Thursday, Feb 29th

4:15pm - 6:15pm

212 Market St.

$40, All Supplies Included

Description:

Valery takes us to a deeper form of creating; allowing us to connect with our inner selves bringing out our colors and personality creating a beautiful and unique Doll!!! Valery’s doll workshops are highly sought after. Therapeutic and fun, a one-of-a-kind experience no one should miss! 

Watercolor Workshop with Nancy Beauchamp

Saturday, March 2nd

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

212 Market Street.

$40, All Supplies Included

Description:

The student will learn some color theory and some techniques for controlling the watercolor, and wet into wet. All supplies are Included. Student may bring their own brushes and paint if they wish to. 

Wheel Throwing Pottery with Rita Bledsoe

Tuesdays, March 12th - April 16th

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beginners

212 Market Street.

$375, Pottery Tool Kits for Sale

Description:

This class is a 6-week session that will introduce participants to the basics of wheel-thrown pottery. This includes learning how to wedge clay, centering on the wheel, throwing cylinders and bowls, trimming a finishing piece, basic glazing techniques, and correct usage of kilns, tools and equipment. Each student will receive a 25-pound bag of clay and receive personal instruction in a small class size limited to 3 students. The class time period of three hours includes instructor demonstrations, student practice time, and clean-up time. A starter tool kit and a large shoe box for storage are required for each student. Tool kits are available for purchase at the art center annex building for $15.50.

Bent Wire Workshop with Valery Guignon

Friday, March 22nd

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

212 Market Street.

$65, All Supplies Included

Description:

Valery will teach you the art of bending wire to create beautiful human sculptures. You will use colored wire to accentuate features so your piece comes alive with expressed imagination. You cam choose an animal shape as well.

Stitched Shibori Pillow Workshop with Mec Lacewell

Saturday, March 23rd

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

212 Market St.

$135, Not all supplies Included

Description:

Learn this amazing technique! Shibori is the Japanese word describing ways in which fabric can be shaped, bound, stitched, and dyed. Each participant will design their own stitching and dye their fabric using cold water dyes (fiber reactive). Each design is an original and there will be choices of different colored dyes to please everyone. Each person can choose the size and  style of her pillows. Fabric will be wet when taken home and will need to dry, then stitching removed and rinsed until the dye is clear. 

Gelli Plates Print Workshop with Ed MacPherson

First Date: Saturday, March 30th

Second Date: Saturday, May 18th

10:00 AM - 2:00PM

212 Market St.

All supplies included

$75.00, All Supplies Included

Description:

Come and learn the technique of Gelli Plate printing!  Create deco art, cards, book covers, and more! A relatively new form of mono printing that uses flexible printing plates to create textures and layers of color. Using a brayer roller coat the Gelli plate with a very fine layer of water-based ink or paint. You can create textures and patterns using stencils and natural elements such as leaves. This form of printing does not require a press, you simply place a piece of paper over the prepared Gelli plate and using your hands smooth it over the back of the paper. You will be taking your Gelli plate home so you can continue your awesome job! All non-toxic materials.

Paint & Sip Party with Brenda Roberts

"Spring Florals "

Friday, April 19th

6:30 PM - 9:30PM

212 Market St.

All supplies included

$35.00, All Supplies Included

Description:

Our paint parties are fun for beginners and experienced artists alike and a perfect way to relax after a long week. We offer several designs to choose from each month and encourage our painters to create unique one-of-a-kind works of art on a 16” x 20” canvas. All supplies are provided. We serve light refreshments and beverages but feel free to bring your favorite bottle of wine. Seating is limited to 12 participants. 

Mother's Day Workshop

" Earring Making Party" with Lisa Carter

Friday, April 26th

6:30 PM - 8:30PM

212 Market St.

All supplies included

$30.00, All Supplies Included

INVITE YOUR FRINEDS TO THIS FABOULOS PARTY!!!

Description:

Come and join Lisa Carter to have the fun of your life making as many EARRINGS as you want for you and your mom! Make the perfect Mother’s Day gift while listening to music and enjoying healthy snacks! You will be provided with colored tissue paper and organza jewelry bags….we got you covered for this special day!!! INVITE YOUR FRIENDS to this FABULOUS PARTY!!!  Ages: 14 to 18 years old

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Our Instructors

 

 

Nancy Beauchamp

Watercolor and Pastels for All Levels

Nancy Beauchamp, who currently lives in Winnsboro, graduated from Principia College with a degree in Fine Arts, Studio and Art History. She also participated in an Art Abroad course in Europe. Pastels are her medium of choice in landscapes, still life’s and animal portraits.  She teaches workshops and weekly classes in pastels and is a regular instructor at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts. Nancy has been blessed with numerous awards in art competitions. 

 

 

Efton Edwards

Drawing, Acrylics & Oil for All Levels

Efton Edwards is currently teaching adult classes at the WCA Annex for beginners and experienced artists. Efton is a local artist who works and teaches in oil and acrylic. Efton also offers drawing classes.

Georgia Gibson

Wheel-Throwing Pottery

Georgia Gibson was born and raised in South Dakota and graduated from S. Dakota State University with a degree in Fashion Retail. she did her internship in Dallas and never left. After a few years in retail, Georgia realized she chose the wrong career and found a new career, and her husband, at a corporation in Dallas. She later received her MBA with an accounting emphasis from Amber University. She left the company after 25 years in December of 2006. 

While working in Corporate America , Georgia pursued a passion she had from a high school art class of throwing clay on a wheel. She started taking night classes at a local community college in 1990 and continued until she moved to their home on Lake Cypress Springs in 2006.

Georgia now works in both fused glass and clay. Her love of color drew her to glass. There are so many beautiful colors available in glass. The materials and processes of clay and glass are similar and complimentary. In both mediums, Georgia likes making objects people will want to live with and use that will also add pleasure to their own surroundings. She love exploring textures and patterns in both clay and glass. In glass, this is accomplished through layering opaque, transparent and dichroic glass and using both full and tack fusing to obtain different levels of glass melt. In clay, this is done through texturing and carving in the clay, glazes and slips.

Brenda Roberts

General Art & Ceramics

Brenda Roberts traces her professional art career back to over 50 years ago where she designed her new high school’s logo. Her second job – and the first one that paid – was designing and painting cheerleader megaphones for a rival school, but she claims that’s still a secret. 
 

She has worked in graphic arts, illustration, airbrush art, and exhibit design before settling into ceramics, arts education and art therapy. “I was led to do art and to ultimately teach. I once was an exhibit designer and education director for a major science museum where I worked with local school children and developed hands-on exhibits,” she said. “It’s communicating who you are to the general public – the same as writing or music or any other art. Creation became my way of not only expressing myself, but connecting and encouraging others.”

As a secondary public school art and home school teacher, Brenda spent years leading her students to find their own path to creativity while working extensively with special needs students. Watching a young person find a means of value and self-esteem through art has been her greatest reward. One of the most effective methods of nurturing that creativity has been through ceramics. Discovering the passion of working with clay was a major turning point in her own artistic journey as well. She says that the tactile feeling of clay and making pottery is healing for both young and old. 

“Take elements from the Earth, add a little water, let dry, glaze with pretty colors, heat up to around two-thousand degrees in temperature – each step becomes a transition of raw material into a ceramic work of art,” she said, “While working in clay we leave a part of ourselves in every piece. The feeling that our little clay pot will potentially carry our essence and DNA far into the future gives us a sense of perpetual interconnectedness to our fellow human beings. All art – no matter what the medium is – has the ability to bring joy, peace, and thought into the lives of those who both create and receive a work of art.”

Brenda has been involved with the Winnsboro Center for the Arts since 2010 as a volunteer and board member, previously serving as President and Exhibition Curator. She teaches children’s general art and clay classes at the art center and her home studio, as well as ceramic and acrylic painting workshops for adults. 

Linda Sciongay

Artistic Sculptor and Painter

I sculpt in clay, mostly classical nudes but I also do portrait reliefs and portraits. I also make and cast my own molds, give classes when the need arises, and paint with alcohol inks

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Valery Guignon

Textile Art

Award winning artist in High school, Graduated Pratt Institute in Industrial Design, worked for small Design firm in New York City before moning to No. Calif to get my masters in Hippie. taught myself sculputral crochet, sewing, hatmaking, and ceramic arts. My first co. was jewelry and macrome bead sculpted and fired out of porcelain clay. After that I started Guignon Designs dyeing, painting and inventing techniques to create my line of original, one-of-a-kind works of art to wear. On the side I learned to weld steel and created my own welding shop. After 4 years I closed that and focus on working in fabrics mostly. Aside from wearable art I quilt, sculpt and “paint” with my fabric scraps.

I’ve been an inventor and artist my whole life. I work in whatever medium calls to me. In the past I’ve worked in Porcelan clay, fabrics, steel and I’m a scultpural crochetter. It’s all the same to me. I’m called to make art. Currently I’m best known for my hand dyed silk clothing line that sells in galleries nationwide. At the same time I’m an “art quilter” and still crochet. I had to give up my welding studio years back but now I sculpt with whatever materials I have on hand. I’m also a good practiced teacher of all the skills I’ve mastered. When people ask “What kind of art do you do?” I answer “Any kind I want”..

Lisa Carter

Artisan Jewelry & Yoga

Lisa lives communally with her extended family on what they all call “The Funny Farm”.

She loves working with her hands building things like a strawbale studio, a cob outhouse, and an earthoven!

In addition to being a yoga instructor and nutritionist, she’s been crafting for many years and loves making pottery and jewelry for herself and her favorite people.