Workshops

Explore your inner artist with a workshop! Artists of all skill levels welcome. Enrollment is limited so call 828-262-3017 and register today! Advanced registration is required.

Mixing It Up: Kids, Art and Books
April 12, May 3, June 14, August 9, 10:30am-Noon
Ages 4-7

Instructor: Judy Robbins

Using different mediums like collage, painting and sculpture, kids will study images from popular children’s books to complete an art project. 

Color: A Visual Sensation
August 11-15; 10am-Noon
Ages 6-11

Instructor: Tunde Afolayan Famous

Children will experience the joy of color as they engage in painting exercises that demonstrate principles of color harmony while expressing the movement of light.

Studio Figure Drawing (10474 ART 3537)
August 11-14, 9am-3pm; August 15, 9am-Noon
Open to the public

Instructor: Tim Ford

This course will focus on drawing and painting the human figure from live models. Participants will be led through a series of drawing exercises designed to strengthen familiarity with the figure and increase fluidity of technique leading to more expressive and dynamic mark making.

Introduction to Design
August 11-15; 1-4pm
Ages 11-15

Instructor: Kay Bishop

Are your kids interested in graphic design or the visual arts? This is the class for them! We will cover basic design principles, beginning with typography, composition using a grid, black and white studies and color studies.

Painting Animals
August 16, 10am-4pm
Open to the public

Instructor: Raney Rogers

Learn how to capture expression in wildlife and present them in a natural setting.  Participants will learn ways to apply paint onto the canvas to achieve accurate color, contrast and interest.

Intro to Encaustics
July 7 & Sept. 20, 10am-4pm
Open to the public

Instructor: Greg Howser

In this one day workshop, participants will learn how to make encaustic wax, mix colors, apply it to the surface, make textures, cover a drawing, create incising fine lines and fuse the wax. Participants will also discuss how to use the wax in mixed media projects and how to transfer images into it. 

Plein Air Painting - Getting Started
September 27, 2014, 9am-4pm
Open to the Public

Instructor: Kim Abernethy

This workshop is an introduction to plein air painting. The class will enjoy a day of painting on location while learning some of the basic principles involved in creating art outdoors. Pack a lunch, hat, sunscreen, snacks and bug spray and enjoy painting in the great outdoors! 
Blazing Easels Kids Workshop
Fridays 3:00-4:30pm
Children 7 -12

A workshop just for kids, every Friday at the Turchin Center.

Inkalicious
First and Third Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm (full schedule below)
Open to the public

Come join the fun as you explore the wonderful world of alcohol inks with folks who participated in the appsummer workshop led by Cathy Taylor.  This is an open studio opportunity with no direct instruction.   Everyone is available to inspire and share ideas with one another.

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