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ART LECTURES, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

SOCIETY 1858 EVENTS

WOMEN'S COUNCIL PROGRAMS



ART LECTURES, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS


Art with a Twist: Antique Walk, A Stroll in Search of the Perfect Treasure
Wednesday, December 3, 6pm
$20 Members, $30 Non Members
Location: Meet at the Gibbes Museum entrance, 135 Meeting Street

Art of Healing: Flower Power
Wednesday, December 10, 6pm
$20 Members, $30 Non Members
Location: Thomas Bennett House, 69 Barre Street

  • Flowers have a powerful impact on the senses and can communicate a variety of sentiments. Join floral design experts Gretchen Cuddy of Gretchen Cuddy Floral Designs and Clara Varga-Gonzales of Tiger Lily Florists with moderator Dr. Jeb Hallett for a discussion on how horticulture enhances health and healing. The Thomas Bennett House will be decorated for the holidays—join us for this festive affair!

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Art with a Twist: Twisting the Art of Memoir with Katherine McCaughan
Monday, January 12, 12pm
$20 Members, $30 Non Members (Includes boxed lunch)
Location: Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street

  • In 1950, Katherine McCaughan was forced to flee Shanghai, China with her Russian parents after the Communist takeover. They settled in Australia where 10 year-old McCaughan struggled to adapt. In her compelling young-adult novel, Natasha Lands Down Under, the author examines issues of migration and adaptation through her personal journey.

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Insider Art: Unlocking the Secrets of Jeremiah Theus
Thursday, January 22, 6pm
Free for Fellows, $15 Members, $25 Non Members
Location: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street. Reception to follow at Lance Hall

  • Colonial Williamsburg paintings conservator, Shelly Svoboda, will discuss her recent experiences in the conservation of Jeremiah Theus portraits, using examples from the Gibbes collection. Learn how conservators peel back layers of time with infrared light, x-rays, ultraviolet illumination, and new digital technologies to reveal original painted surfaces. These restorations more accurately reflect how the painting looked hundreds of years ago.

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Art on Paper Exhibition
February 6 - April 5
Opening Reception on Friday, February 6, 5-8pm

Free and Open to the Public
The Vendue, 26 Vendue Range

Art of Healing: Understanding the Five Elements
Tuesday, March 3, 5:30-7:30pm
$35 Museum Members, $45 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 E. Bay St.

  • Taught by Lisa Dunlevy, licensed acupuncturist in South Carolina, and practitioner of Chinese Medicine for the last 10 years. She will discuss The Five Element Theory in relation to Chinese Medicine. The workshop will include a constitutional analysis (which element are you?), the theory and psychology of the five elements. Participants will also practice a simple and elegant Qi Gong Practice ending with a Q&A session.

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Art of Healing: The Art of Social Healing Through Sculpture and Public Art
Tuesday, March 10, 6pm
Free. Pre-registration is required by March 2. Please RSVP to Amanda Breen at abreen@gibbesmuseum.org or 843-722-2706 ext. 21.
Location: Charleston Federal Courthouse, 85 Broad Street

  • Join us for a panel discussion on public sculpture, and specifically the newly-unveiled sculpture of Judge Waites Waring near the four corners of the law in Charleston's historic district. The conversation, moderated by Dr. Jeb Hallett, will include Judge Richard Gergel, sculptor Rick Weaver, and artist Jonathan Green, who were instrumental in the dedication ceremony of the public work.

  • This program is free. Pre-registration is required by March 2. Please RSVP to Amanda Breen at abreen@gibbesmuseum.org or 843-722-2706 ext. 21

Insider Art: Printmaking and the Charleston Renaissance
Saturday, March 14, 10:00-11:30am
$35 Gibbes Museum and Charleston Museum Members, $40 Non-Members
Location: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

  • Gibbes Museum Curator of Collections Sara Arnold will share examples of etchings, woodblocks, lithographs, and screen prints from the Gibbes collection and will discuss the significance of printmaking during the Charleston Renaissance. Afterward, artist and College of Charleston printmaking technician, Kate MacNeil, will lead various demonstrations.

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Gibbes on the Go: Brookgreen Gardens
Saturday, March 21, 9:30am (Rain date: Sunday, March 22)
$50 Members, $60 Non Members
Location: Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

  • Brookgreen Gardens, the first public sculpture garden in America, has in its collection more than 1,400 works by over 350 sculptors. Exhibited within the gardens is the largest and most comprehensive collection of American figurative sculpture in the country, by sculptors who worked from the early nineteenth century to the present. Its founders built the collection around Anna Hyatt Huntington's work from the early twentieth century and that of her contemporaries. Following a guided tour, participants will enjoy lunch at Nosh in Pawley's Island.

  • Transportation not included. Participants must arrange their own travel to and from Brookgreen Gardens.

  • Rain date: Sunday, March 22

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CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS


Beginning Watercolor
November 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 9am-11am
$130 Members, $160 Non-Members
Location: Artist's downtown studio (address will be provided after registration)

  • 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. Taught by artist Mary Lou Bloise, MFA.

  • 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 Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Drawing at Your Own Level and Beyond (Ages 14 and up)
Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18, 6:30pm-8pm
$80 Members, $90 Non-Members
Location: Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen Street

  • Students will learn to improve their drawing skills, whether they are undeveloped or advanced. Instruction will be adjusted for each individual student in this intimate class. Learn to see what is in front of you and translate that to line drawings. Taught by artist Lese Corrigan.

  • Supplies: Medium size paper pad of medium quality paper (no smaller than 11x14), newsprint pad of the same size, 6b drawing pencil, and kneaded eraser.

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Mixing Colors in Oil
Thursday, December 11, 8:30am-12pm
$70 Members, $85 Non-Members
Location: Artist's downtown studio (address will be provided after registration)

  • Using a palette knife, learn how colors change when mixed with other colors. This intense one day workshop taught by artist Mary Lou Bloise, MFA, includes color theory and painting techniques.

  • Supplies: Colors- titanium white, cadmium yellow, cadmium red medium, terre vert, burnt umber, raw umber, viridian green, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, raw sienna, cerulean blue, yellow ochre, 12” T square, 2 painting knives (one arched/round and one flat), odorless mineral spirits, refined linseed oil, 14” or larger wood or glass palette, 3 16" or smaller canvases, 2 small glass jars, clean rags.

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Oil and Advanced Composition
Tuesdays, January 13, 27, February 10, 24, 8:30-11am
$125 Member, $145 Non-Members
Location: Artist’s Studio Downtown

  • This series is for students who have taken the instructor’s introduction to oil class. Continue learning how colors change when mixed with other colors, color theory and painting techniques. Taught by Artist Mary Lou Bloise, MFA.


  • Supplies: Colors- titanium white, cadmium yellow, cadmium red medium, terre vert, burnt umber, raw umber, viridian green, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, raw sienna, cerulean blue, yellow ochre, 12” T square, 2 painting knives (one arched/round and one flat), odorless mineral spirits, refined linseed oil, 14” or larger wood palette, 3 canvases, 2 small glass jars, clean rags

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)



Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 6-8:00pm
$135 Member, $170 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • Using water based and fast drying acrylic paint, this introductory level class will cover basic composition, color theory, color mixing, blending and finishing details. Taught by Artist Stephen Herchak.

  • Supplies: Basic set of acrylic paint in tubes, bottle of blending/extender medium, assortment of brushes, palette or plastic trays for mixing, stretched and primed canvas, prepared canvas board OR paper intended for acrylic, soft pencil or charcoal, cloth rags, wide mouth jar, table top/floor easel (optional).

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Art History: Late Hellenistic through the fall of Rome
Tuesdays, January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 12-1:30pm
$200 Gibbes and CLS Member s (per 8-class session), $250 Non- Members (per 8-class session)
Location: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St

  • In collaboration with the Charleston Library Society and the Gibbes, Dr. Steve Gavel will employ a global approach when discussing artifacts and the techniques developed by craftsmen and artisans. High quality digital images will be used to illustrate and inform the discussion. Dr. Gavel holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Virginia. He has lectured widely and has taught numerous courses at the University of Virginia and the College of Charleston.

  • Supplies: Pen/pencil and paper for note taking (optional)

  • To register contact Meg Stokenberry at the Library Society at 843-723-9912 or mstokenberry@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Drawing at Your Own Level and Beyond (Ages 14 and up)
Tuesdays, February 3, 10, 17, 6:30-8:00pm
$80 Member, $90 Non-Members
Location: Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St.

  • Students will learn to improve their drawing skills, whether they are undeveloped or advanced. Instruction will be adjusted for each individual student in this intimate class. Learn to see what is in front of you and translate that to line drawings. Taught by Artist Lese Corrigan.

  • Supplies: Medium size paper pad of medium quality paper (no smaller than 11x14), newsprint pad of the same size, 6b drawing pencil, and kneaded eraser

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Still Life in Pastel
Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 10:30am-12:30pm
$320 Member, $400 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • Participants will explore the brilliance and beauty of the pastel medium to create expressive and poetic still life paintings. Pastel techniques as well as value, composition, and color will be covered. The class is for beginners to intermediate, but all levels welcome. Taught by Artist Tammy Papa.

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

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Watercolor Continues
Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 9- 11:00am
$110 Member, $130 Non-Members
Location: Artist’s Studio Downtown

  • This series continues for students who have taken the beginning watercolor series. 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. Taught by Artist Mary Lou Bloise, MFA.

  • 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 Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Beginning Stained Glass (Ages 14 and up)
Tuesdays, March 10, 17 and 24, 6-8:00pm
$125 Members, $150 Non-Members
Location: Blue Heron Glass, 1714 Old Towne Road, West Ashley

  • Do you love the beautiful stained glass dome in the Gibbes Rotunda? Now you can learn about stained glass and start making your own beautiful works of art. Over the course of three weeks, you will learn how to cut glass, grind the pieces to fit and solder a finished product. This is a great introduction to art glass and the copper foil technique, a method pioneered by Louis Comfort Tiffany. All patterns, materials and use of tools are included. See the website for more information about the studio at Blue Heron Glass.

  • Contact Blue Heron Glass to register at 843-769-7299.

Photography Sampler (Ages 14 and up)
Saturday, March 21, 10am – 1pm (Rain date March 28)
$55 Member, $65 Non-Member
Location: Meet at the Gibbes Museum entrance

  • If you are puzzled by your DSLR camera, learn the meaning behind the buttons. Take your photography to the next level while enjoying this historic city and all the glorious details that surround it. Participants will receive a matted photograph to take home. Taught by Joyce Weir, Photographer and Licensed Tour Guide

  • Supplies: Your personal digital camera

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES


Holiday Craft Classes for 5-12 year olds
Saturdays, November 29 or December 13, 10am-12pm
$35 Members, $45 Non-Members per one day class
Location: Circular Congregational Church Wingard Room, 150 Meeting St.

  • Children will be able to choose from a variety of projects (or choose them all!). The class will focus on bringing nature into the projects to celebrate the season!

  • Taught by mother daughter artist duo Sally Collins and KC Collins

  • Register for both days and get $5 off total

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Gibbes Kids: Calling All Junior Architects
Saturday, February 21, 10-11am
$5 per child
Location: Wonder Works, St. Andrews Shopping Center, 975 Savannah Hwy, Charleston 29407

  • Read, Laugh, Create your own Museum! Participants will read “Iggy Peck, Architect” by Andrea Beaty, then design their own museum with the help of WonderWorks creative team. All supplies included. Ages 5 & Up.

  • Advance registration required.

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Children’s Watercolor, 6-12 years old
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, from 4-5:30pm
$80 Member, $100 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 E. Bay St.

  • Students will learn basic watercolor techniques, special effects, mixing colors and painting with a purpose. Landscapes, animals and people will be explored. Supplies included. Taught by Artist Sally Collins.

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

SOCIETY 1858 EVENTS


Annual Sponsors

1858 Winter Party: The Magical Mystery Tour
Friday, February 20, 8-11pm
$70 Society 1858 Members, $95 Non Society 1858 Members
$130 Ticket, plus an Individual Membership for the Gibbes Museum and Society 1858 ($10 Discount)
Location: Woolfe Street Playhouse, 34 Woolfe Street

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 Hamish Bowles
Friday, March 13, 11am
$125 Individual Tickets, $1,250 Tables of Ten
Location: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd.
Tickets will be available for purchase in late January 2015

  • As the International Editor at Large for Vogue, Hamish Bowles is recognized as one of the most respected authorities on the worlds of fashion and interior design. With one of the largest private collections of vintage clothing in the world, this dapper, globetrotting style icon has made a name for himself as a fashion historian.