NEW CLASS! Young at Art (ages 3-6)

A FREE class specifically for kids ages 3-6 on Tuesdays.

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.

Every two weeks (Fridays), 9am - 12pm (full schedule below)

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.

A,B,C....4,5,6 ART, Books, Children
June 15 - 19 : 9:30 - 11:30am
Children (ages 4-6)

Inspired by children's literature children ages 4, 5, and 6 years old will have an opportunity to create an artistic response to the words of well known authors.

"Heavy Metal" Collage Workshop
June 22 - 25, 2015 : 1 - 4pm

From June 22-25, 2015, workship participants will learn a new art skill! These four-day sessions focus on art created with cardboard and acrylic paint. 

Summer by the Sea
June 29 - July 2, 2015 : 9:30am - 12pm
Kids (ages 7-12)

Students will spend the week exploring sea life using various techniques and mediums.

Painting/Mixed Media
July 6 - 10, 2015 : 1 - 4pm
Young Adults (ages 11-16)

Students will learn about painting techniques, using both watercolor and acrylic-based forms of paint.


Pictures Tell a Story
July 20 - 24, 2015 : 10am - 12pm
Kids (ages 6-11)

In this one week workshop, students ages 6-11 will take inspiration from some beloved children’s book illustrators and artists to create their own illustrations. Using paste paper, students will make playful painted paper collages like the ones found in Eric Carle’s books. They will create expressive drawings of imaginary characters while looking at the works of Dr. Seuss. Romare Bearden will influence an exploration of mixed media collage.

Journals for Young Artists
July 20 - 24, 2015 : 1 - 4pm
Young Adults (ages 10-15)

In this one week workshop, students ages 10-15 will create hand painted paste papers and craft a one-of-a-kind handmade artist journal.  

Exploring Water Media
July 27 - 31, 2015 : 1 - 4pm
Children (ages 8-13)

Students will explore color and design as they explore watercolors, acrylic paints, watercolor pencils and watercolor markers under the direction of Dr. Alyssia Ruggiero.

Creating Magic with Alcohol Inks
August 5 - 7, 2015 : 10am - 4pm

Discover the vibrant world of alcohol inks. Unlike watercolors, acrylics, or oils, alcohol inks offer a whole new experience in painting!

Studio Figure Drawing (10474 ART 3537)
August 10 - 13, 2015 : 9am - 12pm and 1 - 4pm plus August 14, 2015 : 9am - 12pm
Open to the public

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.

More Art Faster!! Monotype and the Responsive Print
August 10 - 14, 2015 : 9am - 12pm and 1 - 4pm

This course explores improvisation and free-play in response to themes generated by each participant to produce a suite of prints that are thematically linked.

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