Adult Classes + Workshops


Program Description

We invite students of all ages and abilities to explore our workshops at Indie Grits Labs. We offer a diverse range of classes in a collaborative and supportive educational environment. Learn the basics to advanced skills with our accomplished teaching artists and filmmakers. Call to register or come visit us in person.

Download a registration form
or call 803.254.8234
or email [email protected]

Don’t see the class you want? Comments welcome! Please tell us know what you want to learn–email [email protected].

Want to teach a class? Submit a class proposal! Send your resume to [email protected].

Registration Policy:

Advance registration is required. Registration is not secured until payment is received. There are no refunds on classes, but we will happily give you credit for a class if there is proper notice, should you need to cancel your registration for any reason.

-Full credit up to one week before the class
-Half credit if you cancel the week before class begins
-No credit if you cancel day of the first class or after


Oct 11, 6 PM - 8 PM

Intro to DSLR Filmmaking


When: Wednesdays / Oct 11, 18, 25 and Nov 1 / 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: ONE Columbia, 1219 Taylor St.
Instructor: Josh Rainwater
Cost: Member $90 / Non-Member $120
This course is designed to introduce you to the basics of DSLR filmmaking. You will learn all stages of the filmmaking process from the manual settings of your camera to the final export of a short film produced in class. Students will also become familiar with DSLR language and methods. This workshop is presented in four parts: Basic Settings / Lighting / Shooting and Sound / Editing and Exporting.

Materials: Students who own a DSLR (Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, or Sony) are encouraged to bring it. If you do not own a DSLR, a limited number of cameras will be available for use during the workshop on a first come, first served basis.

Oct 09, 6 PM - 8 PM

Intro to Portrait Photography


When: Mondays / October 9, 16, 23, and 30 / 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: ONE Columbia, 1219 Taylor St.
Instructor: Bree Burchfield
Cost: Member $90 / Non-Member $120
This class will cover the techniques and strategies needed to create a quality portrait. We'll explore both studio and natural lighting techniques, what to do with shadows, and how to contrast backgrounds. Learn what camera techniques and lenses are best suited for portraiture. This class will help you discover how to create stunning portraits of all kinds, whether your interest is in bridal, fashion, or family photography. A basic understanding of your DSLR is recommended but isn't required.

Materials: DSLR or compact camera with manual setting required.

Nov 01, 6 PM - 8 PM

Intro to Graphic Design: The Movie Poster


When: Wednesdays / November 1, 8, 15, and 22 / 6:00 - 8:00PM
Where: The Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St.
Instructor: Savannah Taylor
Cost: Member $90 / Non-Member $120
Have you ever wanted to create a poster for your favorite film? Using Adobe Photoshop, participants will learn essential skills and the fundamentals of design including color, composition, visual hierarchy, typography, image editing, and print preparation. This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in graphic design or creating a movie poster of their own. At the end of the class, students will send their full-size posters to print and see their hard work come to fruition.

Materials: Laptop required. Students will receive a 30-day trial of Adobe Photoshop, which should be installed prior to the first day of class.

Nov 06, 6 PM - 8 PM

Intro to Stop Motion Animation: Form and Process


When: Mondays / November 6, 13, 20, and 27 / 6:00 - 8:00PM
Where: ONE Columbia, 1219 Taylor St.
Instructor: Lillian Burke
Cost: Member $90 / Non-Member $120
This class will explore the fundamentals of stop motion animation. Each week students will learn a new stop motion animation technique through screenings, discussions and hands-on activities. Over the course of the workshop we will cover paper cut-out, claymation, pixilation, and object-based animation. Students will gain the foundational skills necessary to plan, shoot, and edit a short stop motion animation and will create a short animation of their own using the techniques learned in class.

Materials: Bringing a digital camera is encouraged, but not required.