The studio at pARTy & Paint Charleston resembles not so much a classroom as a lounge. Sunlight pours through picture windows and glints off leather barstools and repurposed tables made from upturned doors. These breezy environs reinforce the studio’s mission to serve as a welcoming hub for creative expression. The casual vibe extends to the classes, many of which are BYOB and encourage students to mingle and munch appetizers or still-life subjects between brushstrokes. The instructors tout diverse backgrounds that reflect the studio’s inclusive approach to art: some are self-taught and some are formally trained, while others approach classes through the lens of art therapy. To encourage artistic expression in kids aged 5 and older, they also assemble birthday packages that include materials and instruction by a local artist.
For the Love of Art owner Carri Miles grew up in different parts of the country, but discovered her love of art early on—winning contests and showing pieces in galleries as early as middle school. Once landing in Charleston, she decided to share her passion with the world. She bought a charming, red-trimmed house and transformed it into a studio open to the public. For the Love of Art hosts regular painting classes, in which their students put brush to canvas while sipping wine or beer brought from home and listening to music. Instructors lead classes through each pre-chosen art piece step-by-step, leaving room for individual expression and eschewing difficult instructions such as "use broad brushstrokes to achieve a sfumato aesthetic" or "go steal a Picasso and say it's yours."
The experienced instructors at Kids Art of Charleston inspire a love of artistry in their pint-sized pupils with weekly classes that survey mediums such as drawing, painting, and sculpture in an intimate learning environment. Students ages 6 to 17 discover new outlets for their youthful angst in “The Well Rounded Artist,” a class that brings together watercolors, acrylic paints, charcoal drawing, and other forms of expression. After spending the first two weeks conjuring up pencil portraits of animals, students flex their creative muscles to call forth an original piece in a medium of their choice. Budding cubists can take their favorite Picassos to the next dimension in the “Creative Expressions 3D” class. During the first two weeks, students spend each class creating four pieces: a mosaic, relief, clay sculpture, and wire sculpture. After removing their training wheels and repurposing them in modernist sculptures, kids draw on their newly acquired skills and the instructor’s assistance to create their own pieces during free-range sessions.
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