All of our classes are taught by community artists and are offered at competitive prices. We offer private lessons, classes and workshops. Our list of current classes and upcoming showcases are listed below.
Be sure to check back here often as classes and events are continuously added. If you are interested in teaching a class, contact us and we’ll help you get your class off the ground!
For more information on any class listed below, be sure to check the description first for instructor contact information, as they handle all class details including scheduling, pricing, and supply lists.
The Office of Cultural Affairs DOES NOT handle registration for classes.
Basket-Weaving Classes – Muffin Basket with Woven Handle
January 13, 2018
Saturday, 9 am -2 pm
Registration: $40 | Deadline: Jan. 5, 2018
This useful basket starts on a filled in base. The corners are rounded to make a round basket on top. Smoked reed and seagrass decorate the sides. The beefy handle adds to the round top. Handles are woven into the basket and sealed with the smoked reed lashing. Final size is 12 x 12 x 5.5”. Deadline to register is Jan. 5, 2018.
Basket-Weaving Classes – Pickle Barrel (Mini)
February 10, 2018
Saturday, 9 am to 2 pm
Registration: $40 | Deadline: Feb. 2, 2018
Started on a wooden base, students will twine the bottom, and then upset the spokes perpendicular to the base. Students will use stop-start weaving along with a chase weave for the checkerboard pattern. Colors available are dark green, brown, and blue, and final size is 8” diameter by 7” tall. Deadline to register is Feb. 2, 2018.
Basket-Weaving Classes – Divided Base Organizer
March 6, 2018
Tuesday, 9 am -2 pm
Registration: $40 | Deadline: Feb. 26, 2018
By popular request this divided base basket can hold office, craft, and beauty supplies. Spokes are preinserted into base. After twining the spokes, an upset of the spokes will follow the sides of the division pieces. Overlays are used to decorate the sides of the basket. Colors available are brown/tan (shown) and blue/aquamarine, and final size is 9” diameter, 4.5” tall, 8” tall with handle. Deadline to register is February 26.
FALL & SPRING CLASSES
Looking to try your hand at graphite, ink, acrylic, oils, pastel, or watercolor? Join one of The Art Haven’s classes. They offer classes for children (grades 1-5), teens and adults that can be customized to fit your schedule. Each class will focus on a different medium and technique based on various styles of art. The class sizes are small, with interactive instruction that provides individual attention to each student. Whether you are a novice or an advanced artist, The Art Haven will create an environment in which you can grow in your creativity and artistic pursuits. The Art Haven is a family-owned business providing experienced art classes for the Greater Greenville community since 1996. Owners Susan Wilson and daughter Michelle Hyer have a wealth of expertise and a true passion for the arts.
Get creative with The Art Haven’s pottery lessons. They offer classes for children (grades 1-5), teens and adults that can be customized to fit your schedule. The class sizes are small, with interactive instruction that provides individual attention to each student. Whether you are a novice or an advanced artist, The Art Haven will create an environment in which you can grow in your creativity and artistic pursuits. The Art Haven is a family-owned business providing experienced art classes for the Greater Greenville community since 1996. Owners Susan Wilson and daughter Michelle Hyer have a wealth of expertise and a true passion for the arts.
August – May
Days and hours vary
Want to be heard? Cindy Overfield offers both group and private voice lessons for various ages. Cindy comes to the Mauldin Cultural Center with more than 20 years of experience in teaching singing, piano, show choir, group classes and conducting church choir. As a teacher, Cindy’s goal is to enhance your talent by assessing your voice and creating the proper technics and skills to enhance your singing ability. She will encourage you to learn to sing the songs that you like. If pop music is your favorite, you can work together to pick out some of your favorite pop songs to work on.
Each fall, Cindy’s students work hard to strengthen their talents and learn new skills. Join us as her students share everything they’ve accomplished! | FREE ENTRY | Sunday, January 14, 4 p.m.
Youth Cooking Classes
Children will have a blast while learning how to make a wide range of foods. They will also learn why certain foods are healthy and other are not. The best part is they will experiment with unusual ingredients! These cooking classes focus on:
– Healthy foods that kids will eat and enjoy
– Recipes from around the world
– Experiential learning
– Language and math literacy skills
– Knife skills and safety
– Hands-on food preparation, cooking and clean up
All materials, ingredients and take-home recipe cards included. Spaces fill up fast, so register today!
September 4 – October 24, 2017
Tuesdays, 4:30-6 p.m.
Ages: 6-10 (K-3rd grade)
Registration: $145 for 8 weeks
FIRST LEGO League Junior (Jr.FLL) captures young children’s curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. This program features a real-world scientific concept exploring six simple machines through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination. Guided by adult coaches, teams use LEGO brick ssot build working models with motors and sensors.
AQUA ADVENTURE CHALLENGE – will navigate the uncharted waters of this important resource. Find out where the water you use in your daily life comes from, and what happens on its way to you. Where will this current voyage carry you?
Year round, hours vary
Taught by Brandon Dyke, the Mauldin Cultural Center hosts a wide-range of classes, including guitar ensemble, rock improvising, and music theory. You can also bring a friend or family member and take paired guitar lessons, which continue to offer more individualized attention than a larger class would, but can add extra fun and motivation as you learn along with someone else. Brandon offers both group and private lessons.
Come listen to the guitar students share how far their hard work and practice have brought them in this Winter Student Showcase. | FREE ENTRY | Tuesday, December 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Download the flyer
Year round, hours vary
The Piedmont Wood Carvers Club hosts a carve-in every Wednesday evening, 6 – 8 p.m. This unstructured carving session does not require a membership. They also host a monthly carve-in on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and also does not require a membership.
Throughout the year, they host workshops and special classes ranging from intaglio relief to pyrography. Stay tuned to their schedule for upcoming workshops.