Mural and front of building at Arrowhead Gallery and Sudios in Old Fort NC Mural and front of building at Arrowhead Gallery and Sudios in Old Fort NC

Classes and Workshops

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

To register: 

Visit the Arrowhead Gallery at 78C Catawba Ave. Old Fort, NC

or call 828 668-1100 

Registration fees listed are for members . Non-Members add $10.

We value your opinion! If you don't see a class you'd like to take, please let us know.  If three or more people are interested we may be able to do a private class, or repeat one of the classes below at a different time.  Please let us know what you want to learn!

NOTE: Tables and materials will be arranged for social distancing and all students and instructors must wear a mask.

We are looking for instructors for:

  • Basket Weaving
  • Polymer Clay
  • Wood Carving
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2nd Sunday Artists (Free Classes)

Start - Jan 1st, 2020 , Finish - Dec 8th, 2022

This is a Free class open to the public and taught by Arrowhead Art League volunteers! We ask participants to contribute what they can in the jar, towards supplies after their first two classes.

Held the 2nd Sunday of each month from 2 to 4. 

It is limited to 8 students. Must call or come by the gallery to sign up at least by the Wednesday before.

March 13: Mathilda Potter - Collage

April 10: Liz Myer - Printmaking the easy way!

May 8th (Mother's Day! Bring Mom and enjoy this together!)
Tim White - Painting a Landscape

June 12: Lorelle Bacon - Painting a Watercolor Rose


Lorelle Bacon's Tuesday Morning Classes (First Two Tuesdays of the Month)

Start - Jan 1st, 2022 , Finish - Dec 31st, 2022

First two Tuesdays of the Month

9:30 to 11:30

Beginners and up. All mediums and subjects. $35 for two classes for members $45 for non members.

Lorelle Bacon is known for her patience and giving lots of one on one attention to her students. With her way of teaching, she has never had anyone who couldn't learn to create good art! Many have gone on to win awards in local and national exhibits...

She teaches the basics and more in drawing, oils, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil, pastels, scratchboard, alcohol inks, silk painting, encaustic combined with watercolor, precious metal clay and wire wrapping jewelry. 

MEMBERS

Cost : $35.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $45.00 plus supplies cost


Children's Clay Class with Maylin Travers

Start - Jan 1st, 2022 , Finish - Dec 31st, 2022

Monday 3:00-4:30
Friday 10:30-12:00

$120/month for 4 classes; all supplies included.
Gallery members: $110/month.

Have fun getting your hands into clay to create your own ceramic masterpieces.
Learn hand building techniques used to create ceramic sculptures as well as functional pieces. Construct your pieces from raw clay, have them fired and then decorate using a variety of glazes to complete your creations.

Maylin Travers taught art to students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade for 13 years. She started and ran Young Artists Camp in Plantation, FL at American Heritage School for 5 years for children ages 6-14. 

Family discount of $20 for each additional child.
Maximum of six children, ages 7 and up.

MEMBERS

Cost : $110.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $120.00 plus supplies cost


Clay Classes with Mathilda

Start - Jan 1st, 2022 , Finish - Dec 29th, 2022

Wednesdays 1 to 3 PM                                                                   
$115 members,
$125 nonmembers for four classes

We use a punch card system and you may take up to 2 months to use your four classes, to fit a busy life!

Come play with clay and learn to make fun, fired, and permanent pottery and clay sculptures. All levels, beginners to advanced, Welcome!

Supplies and firing are included.
Open studio practice hours are also included, and available Wednesdays 10 to 1, Fridays 10 to 3:30, Saturdays 10 to 3:30, and Sundays 1 to 3:30.

Mathilda is extremely knowledgeable with many years of creating. She makes learning in this class fun with her unique teaching abilities. Student may choose to learn hand building and or  throwing on the wheel.          

PRIVATE AND SEMI PRIVATE CLAY CLASSES
with Mathilda Potter

For those who cannot attend Wednesday classes, Mathilda is now offering this option!

Call her at 828 775-7786 to coordinate a time with her.
1 Adult, 2 hours for $60. Up to 3 additional people for $15 each. 1 child 7 & up with an adult $70. Add up to 3 more people for $15 each. No more than six total.

Includes all clay, glazes, firings and instructions! Also students may use the studio between classes when available.

MEMBERS

Cost : $115.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $125.00 plus supplies cost


Adult's Clay Class with Maylin Travers

Start - Jan 1st, 2022 , Finish - Dec 31st, 2022

Wednesdays 6-8pm
Saturdays 1-3

Members: $110/month, non members $120.

$20 off for second Adult in same family.

All materials, tools and firings included. 

Classes need not be consecutive.

Maximum of 4 students.

Hey Adults! Needing a break and some YOU time?

Come join in with other adults and have fun creating with clay!!

Learn various hand building techniques and create your own functional pieces such as bowls or vases as well as sculptural masterpieces with the guidance of instructor, Maylin Travers.

Choose the day and time that works for your family!

Class size limited for lots of 1 on 1 attention!

Also Offering Private classes

Available at $60 for 2 hours, $15 for each additional person (3 additional max)

Arrangements can be made with instructor.

Maylin Travers is a painter as well as a hand building potter, creating both sculptural as well as functional pieces.

MEMBERS

Cost : $110.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $120.00 plus supplies cost


Mosaic Memory Bowl

Start - Jul 2nd, 2022 , Finish - Jul 2nd, 2022

Saturday, July 2nd, 1-5 pm

$35 AGS members, $45 non-members,

plus $15 supply fee

Design your own memory bowl using Stained Glass, wire, jewels, seashells, beads; almost anything that is heat resistant can be incorporated. Instructor will have different items to incorporate but please feel free to bring your own special memories that can be added!

MEMBERS

Cost : $35.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $45.00 plus supplies cost


Stained Glass Mountain Suncatcher - windchime

Start - Jul 5th, 2022 , Finish - Jul 5th, 2022

Tuesday, July 5th, 10-1:30 pm

$35 AGS members, $45 non-members,

plus $15 supply fee

Students will solder pre-cut Stained Glass pattern and use wire, glass, and beads to complete their wind chime. Make it your own by choosing unusual pieces furnished by instructor.

MEMBERS

Cost : $35.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $45.00 plus supplies cost


Stained Glass Moon and Stars

Start - Jul 8th, 2022 , Finish - Jul 8th, 2022

Stained Glass Moon and Stars
With Catherine Bruggeman

Friday, July 8th, 10 -1 pm

$30 AGS members, $40 non-members,

plus $15 supply fee

Students will use architectural glass to create their Moon; added sparkle is created with wire and glass beads, some crystals will be available to hang from your moon to give it a little extra pizzazz. Beautiful piece that reflects and refracts light beautifully in a window.

MEMBERS

Cost : $30.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $40.00 plus supplies cost


ACRYLIC POUR!!

Start - Jul 13th, 2022 , Finish - Jul 13th, 2022

Instructor Robyn Crawford

Wednesday, July 13th, 10-2 pm

$120 for AGS members, $130 non-members,

plus $15 supply fee

Fluid Acrylics are SO much fun! Come play and get hooked on this technique! Have you seen all the YouTube videos and wanted to try it? Have you tried it, but been frustrated by a muddy mess? Come learn the ins and outs of working acrylics in this fun way and get in the flow!    We will cover different pouring mediums, paint mixing and consistency, different techniques for applying and moving paint, curing and sealing your work, troubleshooting, and more!

This class will also have many demos and, of course, play time for you to create your own pieces to take home. You should also pack a snack or lunch, as we will take a lunch break about half-way through. Masking is optional as long as you have been vaccinated or have been tested in the last 3 days.

MEMBERS

Cost : $120.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $130.00 plus supplies cost


BEGINNERS PASTELS

Start - Jul 16th, 2022 , Finish - Jul 16th, 2022

Instructor Lorelle Bacon

Saturday, July 16th, 10 to 4

$75 AGS members or $85 non-members includes all supplies

Pastels are a wonderful medium as it is immediate and tactile! It can be put down and picked back up whenever you are ready to continue. It is also a medium that is easy to learn! So, come and learn the basics while completing a pastel painting. You will learn about the best pastels to begin with, mixing color right on the paper, the different kinds of grounds you can paint on and how not to make muddy colors!

Students will go home with at least 2 paintings they can be proud of! Lorelle is known for her patience and has taught thousands of students over the last 30 years! Wear comfy clothes, bring a lunch and come join the fun of creating for a whole day!

MEMBERS

Cost : $75.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $85.00 plus supplies cost


Prepare & Dye with an Organic Indigo Vat

Start - Jul 23rd, 2022 , Finish - Jul 23rd, 2022

Prepare & Dye with an Organic Indigo Vat

Instructor Joyce Tromba

Saturday, July 23rd, 10-5

$75 AGS members, $85 non-members

plus supply fee of $25 which includes 4 bandanas or 4 napkins

Teacher provides: all materials and equipment for the indigo vat and shibori pieces; Students should bring: gloves, an apron, lunch, notebook

Level : beginner       Minimum 5 students, Maximum 10

In this workshop you will learn how to set up and maintain an organic indigo vat. You will also learn four techniques of the Japanese resist technique called shibori, which was traditionally used with indigo to create patterns on white cloth over 1000 years ago. You will learn four methods for creating patterns: itajime, ne-maki, karamatsu and crackle.

In the morning we will set up the indigo vat and prepare 2 of our samples for dyeing. After lunch we will dye our first 2 samples and prepare the other 2 samples. We will discuss the chemistry behind the indigo vat and how you can set up and maintain one at home. Students will go home with 4 different patterns on cotton bandanas or napkins depending on your preference.

MEMBERS

Cost : $75.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $85.00 plus supplies cost


Mandala Suncatcher

Start - Jul 28th, 2022 , Finish - Jul 28th, 2022

Instructor Diane Enger

Thursday, July 28th, 1-4

$35 AGS members, $45 nonmembers

Plus $15 materials fee: includes precut glass and glass elements, copper, tools needed, and firing 

Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 6 students 

In this class we will be creating a 6-inch mandala using transparent glasses.  We will then use copper tubing and wire to create a hanger.  This piece will look beautiful outside, where it is constructed to withstand the elements and the copper will get a great patina on its surface as it ages.  It can also be displayed in a window where light coming through will intensify and brighten the colors. 

This class is for beginners and intermediate fusers.  We will be using transparent glass, frit, stringers and prefired elements to create our design.  We will discuss the basics of designing a mandala and use a template to help with our construction.  There is minimal glass cutting as we will be using strips of cut glass for our design.  Everyone’s mandala will be unique. 

*Tables and materials will be arranged for social distancing and current CDC guidelines will be followed

MEMBERS

Cost : $35.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $45.00 plus supplies cost


Mosaic Candle Jar Shade

Start - Aug 6th, 2022 , Finish - Aug 6th, 2022


With Catherine Bruggeman

Saturday, August 6th, 10 -2 pm

$30 AGS members, $40 non-members,

plus $15 supply fee

Using stained glass, foil and solder, design a stain glass candle jar cover in your own unique style. Seashells, jewelry, glass beads, and wire will be incorporated to design this unique one-of-a-kind lampshade. Standard size fits most large candle jars.

MEMBERS

Cost : $30.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $40.00 plus supplies cost


Stained Glass - Blue Ridge Mirror

Start - Aug 11th, 2022 , Finish - Aug 11th, 2022

With Catherine Bruggeman

Thursday, August 11th, 10 - 2 pm

$30 AGS members, $40 non-members,

plus $15 supply fee

Students will learn the basics of staing glass by cleaning, foiling, and soldering, using an overlay method. Wall mirror will be ready for hanging or display on easel. 

MEMBERS

Cost : $30.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $40.00 plus supplies cost


OIL PAINTING FOR THE BEGINNER

Start - Aug 13th, 2022 , Finish - Aug 13th, 2022

OIL PAINTING FOR THE BEGINNER
with Lorelle Bacon

Saturday August 13th, 10 to 3

$75 AGS members, $85 nonmembers, plus $15 supply fee

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students

This is a great workshop if you have never painted, or it's been a while and you want to get back in the groove! Lorelle will walk you step by step to the completion of this lovely 20x16 landscape painting. She is known for her patience and knowledge. You will learn about supplies, how to mix the colors you need from your primary colors, how to tone down colors that look believable and not muddy, and much more.

Think how lovely this would look hanging in your home! Grab a friend and sign up now! Bring paper for notes, and a sack lunch and come join others for a day of creativity!

Sorry, you must have had your Covid vaccine or a test within three days of coming to the workshop as Lorelle is immune compromised. Thanks for understanding.

MEMBERS

Cost : $75.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $85.00 plus supplies cost


ABSTRACT POWDER PLATES

Start - Aug 18th, 2022 , Finish - Aug 18th, 2022

ABSTRACT POWDER PLATES
with Diane Enger

Thursday, August 18, 1-4

$35 AGS members, $45 nonmembers, plus

$15 materials fee, includes pre-fired base, powders, mediums, tools and two more firings

Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 6 students. Tables and materials will be arranged using CDC guidelines.

In this class we will be creating a 6-inch square plate. We will be working on a neutral color base and using a variety of colored glass powders. We will discuss using powders in your glass work and what needs to be considered when choosing your colors. I will demonstrate three techniques that you can use when designing your plate. We will be combining the powder with glass medium, stringer medium and using stencils.

This class is designed for beginners and intermediates. If you have never worked with glass before it is an easy step by step process that is not intimidating and there is no glass cutting. If you have some experience working with glass, you will learn a couple of new techniques to add to your work. I will bring extra bases and if you have the time or inclination, you can make another plate for an additional materials fee. These plates make great gifts, especially when paired with a small knife or fork as a snack plate or with a Dollar Tree easel for display.

MEMBERS

Cost : $35.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $45.00 plus supplies cost