ArtWorks Gallery and Gifts

ArtWorks is currently closed until 5/31/20 due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, see special event below.

Class descriptions

See "Current Class Listings" tab to see list of upcoming classes

or call or stop by the Gallery to check on availability or schedule a class.


Joyce Clair shows you how to make your painting tools work for you. Color mixing, basic techniques, and landscape elements are demonstrated and practiced. Interested in alcohol inks - Joyce has wonderful classes in this medium too. See a list of classes Joyce teaches in the listing below.

Private Alcohol Ink classes available with Joyce Clair

2 hour private sessions available at ArtWorks to fit YOUR schedule.$60 per session plus supply fee depending upon project. Contact Joyce directly at [email protected].

Private Children's Art Class with Joyce Clair

Starting September 7, 2019, ongoing twice monthly class for children age 8-12 who enjoy art. Class focuses on drawing, painting, and crafts. Class limited to four students for individual attention. $30 per class and a minimum of three classes. By appointment only thru instructor - [email protected].

Private Watercolor Class for Children, Teens and Adults

Looking for an art class for your grandchild when she/he visits? Is your teen interested in art but has a full after-school schedule? Are you, yourself, interested in watercolor painting? Private watercolor classes are available by appointment with Joyce Clair [email protected].

Alcohol Ink Pendants with Joyce Clair

Easy and fun class for beginners. Class size limited to six students. Students will paint two pendants. A supplies included - $30 plus $15 supply fee. Please call ArtWorks if you are interested in this class (see telephone number above).

March 7, 2020, 2 - 5 pm - Fearless Watercolor

Quick & Easy Greeting Cards

Painting small is a great way for beginners to start painting watercolors. It is less intimidating and develops confidence. For the experienced painter, this format helps you practice painting fast and loose. Instructor demos step-by-step techniques to paint four 4x6 greeting cards. Subjects include florals, landscapes, and still life setups. No painting experience required, just bring a desire to learn! All supplies and a class handout included. Suitable for adults and teens.

Class fee $45 plus $15 supply fee. Class size limited to 4 students for individual attention.

April 18, 2020 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Amazing Alcohol Ink Pendants

Make one for yourself and one for a gift!

No painting experience needed to create beautiful pendants with colorful alcohol inks. Easy and fun class for adults and teens. Wear or gift your pendants with pride. All supplies included for 2 pendants. Not advised for individuals with a sensitive respiratory system. $30 plus $15 supply fee, 6 students max.

May 16, 1:30 - 4:30 pm - Fearless Floral Watercolor Painting 

Easy step-by-step instruction to paint a floral still life!

Previous watercolor experience helpful but new beginners are welcomed. A loose impressionist style is encouraged. Gain skill in composition, color selection, cast shadows, basic painting techniques, and fixing mistakes. All supplies included for an 8x10 painting. $45 plus $15 supply fee, 4 students max.

June 27, 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Amazing Alcohol Inks on Silk

Easy abstract design just by dripping ink on a silk scarf!

Even if you are not artistic, you can paint a beautiful silk scarf. Instructor demos how to prepare scarf, select colors, apply inks and set colors. Easy and fun class for adults and teens. All supplies included for one large silk scarf. Not advised for individuals with a sensitive respiratory system. Class fee $30 plus $20 supply fee. Class size limited to 4 students for individual attention.

Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee

Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee meet every Thursday afternoon (Oct - Nov) weather permitting - sessions will return to the morning schedule when warmer weather returns. If interested in joining the group, contact Joyce Clair ([email protected] ) to get on the email notification list. Joyce sends out an email every Wednesday with info on where to meet and whether or not plein air is cancelled due to weather forecast. There is no fee as this is not a class. You may attend as often or infrequent as you wish. Bring your own art supplies, chair, water, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray. All media and all skill levels welcome. 

Card Embroidery – Pamela Coste, Instructor

Learn to create great looking cards that will be cherished by recipients. Many are worth framing. This is an easy and relaxing past time. All materials will be supplied and class fee is $30. Classes are 3 hours in length.

If you are interested, call ArtWorks and they will have Pam reach out to you to schedule day and time.

Paper Beads – Pamela Coste, Instructor

This is an old craft that seems to be resurfacing. It is a great way to recycle old calendars, magazines and just about any paper product. List of items needed:

Paper Bead Roller tool 3/32” slotted metal winding pin – found on

0.8mm Elastic Cord - Clear - Stretchy

Round Toothpicks – 3 dozen

Class fee is $25 and runs for 2 1/2 hours.

If you are interested, call ArtWorks and they will have Pam reach out to you to schedule day and time.