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at the Gibbes


ART LECTURES, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

SOCIETY 1858 EVENTS

WOMEN'S COUNCIL PROGRAMS



ART LECTURES, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS


Insider Art: Revealing a Masterpiece, Conservation of the Gibbes Collection
Tuesday, February 16, 6pm
$20 Members, $30 Non-Members
Location: Lance Hall at Circular Congregational Church (150 Meeting Street)

  • During the Museum renovation, High Museum of Art conservators Michelle Savant and Larry Schutts have been working on objects from the Gibbes collection. Savant is cleaning the large marble sculpture entitled The Wreck of the Rose in Bloom, 1809, by John Devaere. The relief was carved in London for First Scots Presbyterian Church but was rejected due to the immodesty of the figures. Schutts is repairing the gilded frame for Fernando Cavalleri’s painting entitled Charles Izard Manigault and his Family in Rome, 1831, which is original to the painting. Using before-and-after photos, the conservation duo will speak about the treatment efforts and techniques they have used to remove the layers of age and ensure preservation of the objects for future generations.

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Art with a Twist: A Conversation with the Editors of Garden & Gun
Monday, February 22, 6pm
$20 Members, $30 Non Members
Location: The Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay Street, #115

Art of Healing: Embrace the Fall, the Heart of Healing with Caryn Antos O'Hara, E-RYT
Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm
$35 Museum Members, $45 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • This workshop will use scientifically proven mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques to calm, connect, and heal amidst chaos that includes but not limited to illness, divorce, and loss. You will walk away with breathing techniques, meditations, and other ancient practices that make a profound difference in our modern lifestyle.

  • Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes that can be easily slipped off, and bring a meditation cushion if you have one.

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Gibbes on the Street: The Year of the Gibbes
Thursday, May 12, 7:30 - 10pm
$150 Members | $175 Non-Members
All guests must be 21 years of age. Event will be held rain or shine.
Location: 135 Meeting Street in front of the Gibbes Museum (Rain venue: Charleston Bus Shed)

  • Imagine walking through gleaming golden gates into the heart of the Forbidden City, a place rich in culture and history. Sounds of drums beat, vibrant visuals of reds and yellows surround, and floating lanterns light up the night sky on the street in front of the newly renovated Gibbes Museum! Enjoy savories and sweets from The Atlantic Room, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Circa 1886, Cypress, Drawing Room, Edmund's Oast, Fat Hen, FIG, Fish, Cafe Framboise, The Grocery, Halls Chophouse, Hank's, Indaco, The MacIntosh, McCrady's, Oak Steakhouse, The Obstinate Daughter, Ocean Room, The Ordinary, 167 Raw, Slightly North of Broad, Wild Olive and WildFlour Pastry.

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  • Interested in becoming a Street Party Sponsor? Please contact Jena Clem at 843-722-2706 ext 225 or jclem@gibbesmuseum.org

CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS


Pastel Color in the Landscape with Tammy Papa
Mondays, January 25, February 1, 8, 22, 29, March 14, 21, 2016, 10:15am-1:00pm
$320 Members, $400 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light. Students will focus on the landscape and think beyond blues and greens.

  • Supplies: Pastel 72-78 Stick Set, Sanded Paper or Canson Paper Pad - 8 x10 or 9 x12, Towels, Rags/ Wipes, Bristle brush, Small sketch book, Pencils 2B and 4B, Kneaded eraser, Landscape photos, Rice Flour or Rice in tupperware (optional), Prismacolor (or Pantone) Markers (optional)

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Becca Hiester at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Becca at rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x237.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Still Life Painting with Watermedia with Anne McCormick
Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2016, 1:30-3:30pm
$130 Museum Members, $160 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • Drawing and painting with emphasis on color, technique, composition and design from an arranged still life. Students are also encouraged to bring in their own objects and arrange them. Watercolor, gouache and/or acrylic will be used.

  • Supplies: Artist pencil(s), Kneaded, gum or vinyl plastic eraser, Paint (consider a kit for watercolor, gouache and/or acrylic) containing white, light yellow, medium yellow, darker yellow (ochre), primary red, cadmium red, primary blue, ultramarine blue, green, burnt sienna, darker brown, black, Paper for watercolor and/or gouache, White artists tape, Set of watercolor or acrylic brushes, Watercolor or acrylic palette, Spray bottle, Stretched canvas or boards 11x14 or 16 x20, Q-tips

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Becca Hiester at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Becca at rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x237.

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Human Form without Fear with Stephen Herchak, Ages 14 & Up
Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm
$130 Museum Members, $160 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • Gain confidence in your ability to depict people through this drawing class that teaches the basics working from a clothed model emphasizing rendering the face and head. Class is particularly useful as a beginning to portrait drawing and painting.

  • Supplies: Bulk newsprint paper, 2-3 sheets drawing paper (16 x24 each), Art gum and kneaded eraser, 2-3 sticks vine charcoal, 1-2 sticks of compressed charcoal, chamois patch, Table top easel with drawing board with clamps or tape (recommended)

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Becca Hiester at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Becca at rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x237.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Watercolor with Mary Lou Bloise, MFA
Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 8, 10, 15, and 22, 2016, 9:30-11:30am
$130 Member, $160 Non-Members
Location: Artist’s Studio, Downtown Charleston

  • Class Full

  • With watercolors, brushes, and watercolor pencils, students will discover adding color to their everyday life. They will explore recording the essence of a subject with small watercolor impressions. Class size is small allowing for individual assistance.

  • Supplies: Prang oval 8 color semi moist watercolor set, Derwent 12 watercolor pencils, 9x12 watercolor pad, 6x9 or larger watercolor paper/journal, round #4, #6, #8 brushes (firm tip), Micron 05/black ink pen, F or 2B sketching pencil, pink eraser, 12” T Square, 2 small glass jars, clean rags

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Becca Hiester at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Becca at rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x237.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Photography Sampler with Joyce Weir, Ages 14 & up
Saturday, March 12, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
$55 Member, $65 Non-Member
Location: Meet at the Gibbes Museum entrance (The museum will be closed for renovations; restrooms available as we go)

  • Are you intimidated by shutter speeds, composition, and lighting? This photography outing is for those who seek more intensive instruction as you travel the streets of downtown. Taught by Joyce Weir, Photographer and Licensed Tour Guide.

  • Supplies: Your personal digital camera and any lenses you have

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Becca Hiester at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Becca at rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x237.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES


Paper and Paint with Sally Collins, K-5th grade
Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2016, 4:00-5:30pm
$100 Museum Members, $120 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • Students will use acrylic, watercolor and gesso paints to cut, weave and paste creative designs. Embellishments, cloth, and natural materials will be added to finish the creations.

  • Supplies included.

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Becca Hiester at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Becca at rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x237.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Summer Art Camp for Children Ages 4 – 7 and 8 – 12
June and July 2016

  • Calling All Young Artists! Join the Gibbes Museum of Art for a great summer of creative fun at our 2016 Summer Art Camp. Work with practicing artists and museum teachers, and create your own fantastic artwork! Classes will be held at the newly renovated Gibbes, where campers can explore the reopening exhibitions as well as the museum's permanent collection.

  • Camp Brochure Form PDF

SOCIETY 1858 EVENTS


Annual Sponsors

WOMEN'S COUNCIL PROGRAMS


Quarterly Lectures/Events
The Women's Council schedules special member events quarterly
For information and/or to reserve your place, contact Joanne Harth at (843) 696-7717.

  • The Women's Council of the Gibbes Museum of Art presents quarterly programs that are open to the public by reservation through a Women's Council member. These programs are free for prospective members of the Women's Council and the Gibbes Museum of Art.

Art of Design Spring Luncheon Featuring Andrew Prince
Friday, March 11, 11am
$150 Women's Council Members, $175 Non-Women's Council Members, $3,500 Table Sponsor, $40 Table Centerpieces
Location: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd

  • The annual Women's Council Art of Design Luncheon benefiting the Gibbes Museum will feature Andrew Prince, the British jewelry designer for the hit television series, Downton Abbey. Mr. Prince's loyal clientele include stars of stage and screen, royalty, and couture houses as well as venerable institutions such as London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Luncheon guests will admire examples of Mr. Prince's designs first hand and will enjoy hearing tales of jewelry and from "Downton to Gatsby."

  • Please visit the Art of Design website for more information.

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