The Studio Art Center

The Studio Art Center is the webpage of artist Susan W Pidgeon. Mrs. Pidgeon holds an MFA degree fro

The Studio Art Center is the webpage of artist Susan White Pidgeon. Pidgeon holds an MFA degree from UNC Greensboro & teaches various classes and private lessons in drawing,painting,sculpture, photography,printmaking,etc. She sells her photography under the heading of Assassin Photo.You can find the Assassin Photo page on FB or go to She can be reached at 854202539

Operating as usual

Photos from The Studio Art Center's post 10/05/2023

Proud of my student work. They redid last weeks exercise for homework and then we did a 1 pt street scene and they were so creative! One had an aerial subway, one a metro train and the last one a construction guy with a big pit. Great job!


We started on paper mache fish using pipe cleaners for the armature


Started on paper

Photos from The Studio Art Center's post 09/23/2023

Drawing Class for Jr High and High School

Photos from The Studio Art Center's post 09/23/2023

2D 3D class for homeschoolers Acrylic Painting

Photos from The Studio Art Center's post 09/19/2023

Beginning and end of private lesson work in progress

Photos from The Studio Art Center's post 09/19/2023

Beginning and end of private lesson... work in progress

Photos from The Studio Art Center's post 09/19/2023

Client private lesson painting work in progress

Photos from The Studio Art Center's post 09/19/2023

Teaching He High and High School Homeschoolers at Classeteria... doing 1 point perspective next few classes!

Photos from The Studio Art Center's post 09/19/2023

Teaching Jr High and High School Homeschoolers at Classeteria! We did collage in 2D/3D class last week


Was Salvador Dalí’s work fueled by paranoia?

In the early 1930s, Dalí created a unique method to enhance his art. The famous surrealist artist intentionally invoked a paranoid state (fear that one is being manipulated, targeted, or controlled by others). This allowed him to unlock new and unusual ideas for his paintings. Dalí called this technique the "paranoid-critical method."

With the paranoid-critical method, Dalí aimed to challenge conventional ways of seeing and understanding the world. He believed that our minds were capable of interpreting everyday objects and scenes in strange and unexpected ways. By harnessing subconscious thoughts and anxieties, he wanted to create art that was both thought-provoking and visually captivating, pushing the boundaries of artistic expression.

What do you think about Dalí’s process?

🖼 Salvador Dalí, “The Sacrament of the Last Supper,” 1955, oil on canvas, 65 x 105 in., Chester Dale Collection


Make plans to join us for the 4th annual Art in the Barn fundraiser! This event will take place under the stars in the Stableyards at Middleton Place National Historic Landmark. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, local and specially curated drinks, and live music. The evening will also include local art for sale in the barn, interactive educational exhibits, and an exclusive live auction opportunity. This will be an unforgettable evening all while supporting the Heritage Breeds program and the mission of the Middleton Place Foundation!

Get your tickets by visiting the link in our bio.


This is so cool!

Photos from Seagrove Potters's post 09/15/2023
Photos from The Studio Art Center's post 07/13/2023

Work in progress. We keep pushing and pulling the angles on this walking bridge painting. Getting better all the time but still a long way to go.


It was during the 1940s that Frida Kahlo’s and Lola Álvarez Bravo's paths intertwined. These two Mexican artists shared a deep admiration for each other's work, which eventually led to a friendship.

Their relationship deepened when Kahlo invited Álvarez Bravo to photograph her. Through a series of intimate portraits, Álvarez Bravo reflected a different side of Kahlo—different from the identity Kahlo had constructed of herself as an artist. Álvarez Bravo’s skillful eye and deep empathy allowed her to capture her friend’s complexity in a way that few others could. Read on 🔎👉🏽

🖼 Lola Álvarez Bravo, "Frida Kahlo," 1944, gelatin silver print, 8 × 7 in., Gift of Mr. Robert Lennon and Mr. Ramon Osuna in Memory of Gene Baro


If you know the answer to this question, you can call yourself an art history expert 🏆:

This painting is often seen as a representation of the hardships faced by artists in 19th-century France. It highlights the contrast between the glamour associated with the art world and the reality of poverty and struggle.

Can you name the artist who painted it? 🤔

Drop a comment with your guess. ⬇️ Then uncover the answer 🔎👉🏽


Very few people can paint like the great Leonardo da Vinci...but can a robot? 🤔

One of these artworks is Leonardo’s very first portrait: “Ginevra de' Benci.” The other images were made using artificial intelligence. Can you spot the original Leonardo painting?

(Scroll down for the answer ⬇️)

If you chose “C,” congrats! You have a good eye for recognizing the difference between A.I. and human-generated art. 🏆🤝

🔎 Why is Leonardo’s original painting so difficult to replicate? His portrait of Ginevra is full of personality, while the portraits created by A.I. lack social-emotional nuances.

Leonardo once said: “A face is not well done unless it expresses a state of mind.” And this may be why his Ginevra looks a bit distant and removed, almost as if she didn’t want to be seated for hours watching a 20-year-old artist paint her unmoving expression. 🤭 Leonardo expertly packed all of these obscure emotions into one portrait by depicting the subtleties of facial features: from tiny wrinkles to the glimmer of an eye. Capturing these intricate details requires a deep understanding of human nature. Is that something a robot would know?

What other similarities or differences do you notice between the original painting and the A.I. re-creations?

Photos from National Endowment for the Arts's post 05/21/2023

New!! Jazz Night - June 2 from 7-9!!

Photos from Corey Alston Gullah Sweetgrass Baskets's post 05/18/2023

I teach private art lessons in the Folly Beach/James Island area. I can meet you at The James Island Arts and Cultural Center by appt or in various local parks on the island. I have been teaching over 20 years. I have the highest art degree you can have... an MFA from UNCG in 1999. I also teach homeschoolers in the mall at Classeteria. I can help you with your art and help you find your voice and learn various methods. Text me at 8542025394 to set up an appt and we can get you started with your artistic endeavors. My rate is $80/2 hr private lesson. I teach drawing/ painting/ printmaking, sculpture and photography. I also teach crafts. I have worked for myself for at least 5 years now. I am a member of The J I Arts Council. I care about my community. Hope to hear from you! Text me and we can get you started on your art adventure!


Save the Date!!! The JICHS Performing Arts Department proudly presents Matilda the Musical for four shows on May 5-7 in the J. Barry Goldsmith Performing Arts Center.

Opening Night: Friday, May 5 at 7 PM
Saturday, May 6 at 2 PM
Saturday, May 6 at 7 PM
Sunday, May 7 at 4 PM

$10 Adults/$8 Student Tickets.
Buy your tickets TODAY! #/list
CCSD Fine Arts Office



Photos from James Island Arts and Cultural Center's post 04/13/2023

Good Morning from Charleston & Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in bloom! 🌸 Where will you this weekend?

📷: Sarah Snydacker, via Instagram

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