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BRAC  ARTScene Spring & Summer 2012 Classes

ARTScene Extra

July 16—20, 2012

Kinder Camp - Ages 4 to 6

We are pleased to announce that our morning session is completely full!

Kids SmART Camp - Ages 7 to 12

SmART camp students are divided into three age groupings and have three separate classes each day, moving as a group to a different teacher each hour. Camp hours are Monday-Friday, 1:30—4:30. Tuition for Kids SmART Camp is $85 per week. Some YES (Youth Education Scholarship) funds are available for qualifying families. We have very few spots open, so please come in soon to sign up.

Adult Classes:

Drawing – Ongoing ~ May join in at anytime!
“ANY level of Drawing experience may attend”
Monday’s; June 25, July 2, 9, 23, 30
Time: 1 to 3 PM
Cost: $20 per session
Materials needed: Drawing pencils (2B, 6B, 8B)
Knead able Eraser
Drawing Pad of Paper (not sketch pad) 9x12 or larger
Instructor: Cynthia Jones

Barefoot Hostess Thursdays - 6 to 8 PM
This class is for the ladies who want to get out and enjoy an evening being creative with friends. Bring your own eats and drinks and your BFF. Each class will feature a different project and will give each hostess plenty of time to relax, create and enjoy your inner artist. Each class cost $25.00. Advance registration is required.

Class three – June 21st – Black & White Bib Necklace
Class four - June 28th- Jeweled Salad Set

Painting with Pastels – Saturday, July 7th
Time: 12 – 5 PM
Cost: $60
Instructor: Cynthia Jones

Barefoot Hostess July Schedule Tuesdays - 6 to 8 PM
Classes for July will feature projects that bring out the Van Gough in us all.
Each class cost $20.00, advance registration is required. For each friend you get to register for a class you will receive a $2.00 off coupon for your next Barefoot Hostess class.
Class one: July 10th - Make acrylic skins
Class two: July 17th - Decorative bowl or plate with acrylic skins
Class three: July 24th - How to make your own chalkboard paint and menus
Class four: July 31st - Bamboo candle holder


Yupo Painting with Beti Strobeck – Saturday July 14th, 2012
Time: 10AM to 2 PM Cost: $65.00 Class material list available.
Watercolors, Acrylics and Mixed-media paintings on Yupo paper.

Demos and Weekend workshops are being planned for the Fall 2012. Let us know what kind of classes and workshops you are interested in taking by calling the office or visit our website today.

Current Gallery Exhibit: “Oil and Stone” ~ American Impressionism
Featuring: Carl Plansky and Lisha Kidesheli
May 18th – June 22nd, 2012

Current Member of the Month in the Studio: Featuring works of: Bonnie Ouelette

Off Site Exhibit: Mountain Lakes Convention & Visitor’s Bureau: Featuring the works of: Gail Rabai
Oconee County Administrative Bureau: Featuring the works of: Lisa Kiser


• Annual Membership Meeting and Ice Cream Social: 2 PM on Sat., June 23rd

• S.C. Watercolor Travelling Exhibit: July 3rd – July 27th
Reception on: Friday, July 20th from 5:30 – 8:30 PM

BRAC will be closed July 4th

• Mind’s Eye Modern and Pop Exhibit: August 10th – September 6th, 2012
Reception on: Friday, August 10th from 5:30 – 8:30 PM

The Blue Ridge Arts Center is proud to announce the opening of the 34th Annual Traveling Show of the South Carolina Watermedia Society, opening July 3 in the BRAC Gallery. This exciting exhibition is hugely diverse, containing watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and mixed media. Subject matter ranges from the traditional portraits and landscapes to abstract and pop art, tranquil to trendy in mood, hugely different in effect. It is an impressive display of work from strong artists who are mostly from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.

This year’s show was juried by Mary Alice Baukman, a watercolorist and collage artist from Florida who has ties to the Blue Ridge Mountains. She said of the selections that she was looking for strong composition and design as well as unique subject matter. She certainly found what she was looking for!

The Society is the largest statewide visual arts group and has been promoting its artist’s work since 1977. The paintings in the exhibit are almost all available for purchase, but must remain with the show until it’s close in September.

The reception for this exhibit will be Friday, July 20 at 5:30 and can be viewed during regular gallery hours, Tuesday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00, July 3 through July 27. BRAC will be closed July 4.


For those of you with a great personality and a winning smile...BRAC wants you! If you could give 4 hours a month of your time to serve as a docent, our staff and visitors would be thrilled! IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST, you may display three pieces of your art in the lobby (priced to sell) on the day that you work. The main duties include greeting visitors with that great smile (and kind words) having guests sign the visitor log, and showing guests our exhibits. Plus you can have cookies and coffee if you wish. There are other simple tasks you can choose from such as dusting, sweeping, stuffing envelopes, and filing library cards - nothing too hard. Please call the office at 864-882-2722 or email me, Deb King, at to tell me when you can help. Thanks!


The Community Give Back Event held at the Tiki Hut to benefit the Blue Ridge Arts Center on Wednesday, May 31, 2012 was a HUGE success! Once again we would like to thank everyone who came out to support BRAC with your friendship and for your very generous donations!

THANK YOU for your continued support and effort in BRAC’s mission:

“Bringing Art to the People and People to the Arts”
111 E. South Second Street, Seneca, SC. 29678
Office: (864) 882-2722, E-mail:
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 1:00–5:00 p.m.

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