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.


SPRING CLASSES

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19): In-person classes at the Cultural Center have been temporarily cancelled. Please check with each instructor to see what online options they offer. Read our statement for more information.


AuditionsSoap Carving Class

First Saturdays of each month, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$5 | Call 864.716.0046 to Register

The Piedmont Wood Carvers Club is offering Soap Carving Classes for ages 5 years and up (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). The class will be 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The cost is $5 for supplies.

Interested students must pre-register and pay. To sign up, contact Gay Greer at (864) 716-0046.

Details | Gay Greer | p. 864.716.0046


P2 SoftwareP+2 Software Classes (for Manipulating Embroidery Designs)

February 3 – July 6, 2020
First Mondays only
Beginner: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Advanced: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$20/Session | Register

P+2 Software is made for Embroidery Machines. It allows the user to design embroideries, using photos, clip art and various forms of media. The software is produced by Husqvarna Viking, but is not specific to only those Embroidery machines, it can produce designs in formats useable by most embroidery machines. There will be two levels of study. The beginner level for those new to the software and owning the Extra level, and the advanced class for those owning the Ultra level which opens up the field of digitizing for the user. Classes will begin the first Monday of February and run for 6 months.

Carole Coley | [email protected] | p. 864.423.2601


FMQ quiltingFree Motion Quilting (FMQ) Class

February 10 – July 13, 2020
Second Mondays only, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$20/Session | Register

In this class you will have a chance to learn the basics of FMQ and practice what you are learning. Time will be spent with the Walking Foot and learning all the different ways you can utilize a truly useful foot. Next we will move onto FMQ itself, lowering our feed dogs and sewing ‘free’ in designs and textures across your quilting projects. Lastly, we will explore the ever popular Ruler work.

Students will be responsible to bring their machines, fabric sandwiches to practice with (or UFO projects or blocks), a Walking Foot that fits their machine and a Ruler Foot. Rulers can be provided for students to learn with, but students will need the proper ruler foot to fit their machine. Students are welcome to bring any rulers they already own. This class takes place on the second Monday each month for six months, beginning in February.

Carole Coley | [email protected] | p. 864.423.2601


EmbroideryEmbroidery Class

February 17 – July 20, 2020
Third Mondays only, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$20/Session | Register

If you have purchased an embroidery machine (domestic 1 needle) and need some help, this class is for you! Come and learn the basics of how to get started! This class will cover stabilizers, threads, hooping, stitch outs, and more. Students will be responsible to bring their own machine, fabrics, threads, stabilizers, etc. Instruction, assistance, and education will be supplied. This class takes place on the third Monday of each month for six months, beginning in February.

Carole Coley | [email protected] | p. 864.423.2601


QuiltingQuilting Class

February 24 – July 27, 2020
Fourth Mondays only, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$20/Session | Register

In this class the students will learn how to quilt, beginning with perfecting the ¼” stitch on your machine, ideas in color selection of fabrics for your patterns, construction techniques, discussions about sizing and fabric yardage, using pre cuts, and Foundation Paper Piecing. Students will bring their own fabrics, patterns, supplies, machines, etc. Instruction, lesson techniques, and assistance will be provided. This class takes place on the Fourth Monday of each month for six months, beginning in February.

Carole Coley | [email protected] | p. 864.423.2601


AuditionsPrivate Voice Lessons

January – May
Days and Hours Vary
45min lessons: $200/mon
1-hour lessons: $240/mon
Register by Email

In private singing lessons, you will get a more intensive lesson on the techniques of singing. You will learn to be a strong solo singer and performer as long as you are willing to practice!

You will learn the proper techniques of singing as well as create your own style. Student have the opportunity to work on songs that they like from several genres including pop, country, broadway and contemporary Christian.

Singing is like learning a sport, you learn one step and then move to the next. In these lessons, you’ll also learn stage presence to get a feel for what professional singing is like. Contact Cindy for lessons.

Cindy Overfield possesses a bachelor of Music Degree from Mars Hill University specializing in Music Education and Vocal Instruction. After college, Cindy worked in music business and as a singing coach in Nashville TN for many years. In addition to this she has enhanced her teaching knowledge by studying various teaching methods. She is an experienced singer/songwriter and has performed regularly both in the recording studio and with bands and feels these experiences make her a better teacher. With over 20 years of teaching and consulting experience Cindy has worked with professional vocalists from locations across both the United States and Canada, including Miss Indiana, recording artists, Kenny Chesney, Jeff Carson, and Jump 5, Pure NRG, Rick Heil of Sonic Flood and many professional singers and songwriters. In addition to private lessons, Cindy also teaches group classes that are Glee style with singing, choreography, harmonizing and stage presence. Cindy has lived in the Greenville area for 3 years and she and her husband have made this their permanent residence as it is close to family.

Details | Cindy Overfield | [email protected] | p. 615.337.4185


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January – May
Days and hours vary
Schedule | Register

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.

Details | Susan Wilson | [email protected] | p. 864.395.6946


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January – May
Days and hours vary
Schedule | Register

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.

Details | Michelle Hyer | [email protected] | p. 864.395.6946


AuditionsAudition Workshop (Seussical)

February 22, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$50 | Register

Are you interested in auditioning for our first community theater production? Seussical auditions are just around the corner and we are offering a very special Audition Workshop the week before the auditions.

Saturday, February 22nd from 9am-noon at the Mauldin Cultural Center, sign up to come and workshop a song and monologue with theater professionals and director Tim St. Clair before the auditions. We will also have time for you to learn some choreography. This will help to guide you and give you feedback and confidence going into the auditions. Class is $50.

SPOTS ARE NOT LOCKED IN UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. Payment accepted through Venmo (@Tim-StClairII) or PayPal ([email protected]).

SPACE IS LIMITED. SIGN UP TODAY. Contact Tim St. Clair with any questions.

Tim St. Clair, II | [email protected] | p. 864.335.4862


YEAR-ROUND CLASSES

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Guitar Lessons

Year round, hours vary
Register

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.

Details | Brandon Dyke | [email protected] | p. 864.915.0724


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Wood Carving

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.

Details | David Fisher | [email protected] | 864.268.3619