578 West Main Street
Spartanburg, SC  29301
(864) 804 - 6501

            WEST MAIN ARTISTS CO-OP        


Upcoming Workshops

All workshops will be hosted at the West Main Artists Co-op.  Get Directions

Our Co-op studios, galleries and workshop rooms are all located in a wonderful old church building constructed prior to the 1960's. As such, there are several remnants of its period construction and previous use throughout the building. Unfortunately, this includes the building standards of the time which now prevents our facility from meeting all of today's construction standards including American Disability Act standards. 

While we strive to provide reasonable access for all individuals to our public areas, services and activities, the resources of our small non-profit organization simply cannot support the significant reconstruction necessary to provide total compliance with today's ADA standards. Consequently, there are areas of our facility that may present an accessibility challenge to some and an unavoidable barrier to others. This includes the primary workshop room and artist studios that are located upstairs. 

Because of this we ask anyone signing up for a workshop to please indicate if handicapped access is required, which will allow us to contact you and discuss if, and how we can best meet your needs, including the potential of relocating a workshop to another location.

If handicapped access is required, we encourage you to contact us at workshops@westmainartists.org prior to registering for a workshop.


Creative Poetry

Instructor: Jeanne Brown (WMAC Member Artist)
March 3, 2018.  10AM - 12PM

We will explore simple non-rhyming styles, write our own  haikus, free verse, and other creative forms. No poetic background is needed. Just bring an open mind!!


Figure Study in Clay

Instructor: Lorraine Marks (WMAC Guest Artist)
April 7, 2018.  10AM - 4PM

Participants will build a figure in clay with a live model for reference. Students will sculpt in clay and will have an opportunity to work in self-hardening clay and take their pieces home at the end of the class.


Film Photography (Part I): Camera and Negative

Instructor: Tom Lowrimore (WMAC Member Artist)
April 14, 2018.  9AM - 5PM (all day, flexible)

Learn to use a 35mm film camera to correctly expose black and white film. Learn how to develop that film to create negatives.  -- Cameras and film provided.


Film Photography (Part II): Enlarger & Print

Instructor: Tom Lowrimore (WMAC Member Artist)
April 28, 2018.  9AM - 5PM (all day, flexible)

Learn to use a film enlarger to create black and white prints from your negatives.  -- Supplied provided.