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


Tuesday Morning Classes with Lorelle Bacon (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                                                                   
$130 members for four classes
$150 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.  


PRIVATE AND SEMI PRIVATE CLAY CLASSES
with Mathilda Potter

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

Private classes (two hours) are available at $75 for one person, and up to 3 more persons for $25 each.  No more than six total.

Call her at 828 775-7786 to coordinate a time with her.

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

MEMBERS

Cost : $130.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $150.00 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


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


Tree of Life on Glass Pendant

Start - Aug 29th, 2022 , Finish - Aug 29th, 2022

with Catherine Bruggeman

 

Monday, August 29th, 10 to 2

$30 AGS members, $40 nonmembers, plus $10 supply fee

 

Learn to wrap a tree of life around virtually anything! We will be using variegated cut glass and large glass beads - many colors to choose from!

All tools and supplies included (chain or satin cord for pendants as well)

MEMBERS

Cost : $30.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $40.00 plus supplies cost


Funky flower Stakes

Start - Sep 1st, 2022 , Finish - Sep 1st, 2022

with Catherine Bruggeman

 

Thursday, September 1st, 10-2pm

$35 AGS members, $45 nonmembers, plus $10 supply fee

 

Create your own funky flowers (one large, one small) by using precut pieces beads and wire. You choose to either use a stake to put in your garden or planter or add a hook to hang in a window. This is a really fun class, easy for everyone, and you are only limited by your own imagination!

MEMBERS

Cost : $35.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $45.00 plus supplies cost


Stained Glass Quilt Square Suncatcher

Start - Sep 4th, 2022 , Finish - Sep 4th, 2022

with Catherine Bruggeman

 

Sunday, September 4th, 1-5pm

$30 AGS members, $40 nonmembers, plus $15 supply fee

 

We will make a beautiful Quilt Square suncatcher (8” x 8”) to hang in a window. All pieces will be pre-cut and students will foil, clean, solder, and attach hardware to complete their projects.

 

There will be multiple combinations of colors available; If you want a specific color palette, i.e. warm, cool or clear, text me at 910-915-9104.

MEMBERS

Cost : $30.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $40.00 plus supplies cost


OPEN STAINED GLASS STUDIO

Start - Sep 8th, 2022 , Finish - Sep 8th, 2022

Open Stained Glass Studio
September 8th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
“I missed your stained glass class - class!” open studio. 
Must preregister by calling Catherine

If you have wanted to learn the basics of stained glass or have project in mind- or missed a previous workshop, this is for you. There are many pre-cut patterns ready to assemble and learn the basics. Price is determined by project or by the hour. 

If interested in this class, Text Catherine at 910-915-9104 for a current list of kits to select from!


4 SEASONS FUSED GLASS LANTERN

Start - Sep 10th, 2022 , Finish - Sep 10th, 2022

with Diane Enger

 

Saturday, September 10th, 10-4

$45 AGS members, $55 non-members, plus $30 materials fee: includes lantern, led candle, glass, tools needed and firing

 

Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 6 students

 

In this class we will be using a variety of glasses and creating four panels of glass that depict the 4 seasons of the year and fit these panels into a metal lantern. 

The lantern is 17 inches tall by 6 inches wide and comes with a led candle that fits right in. Using the season theme and a variety of glasses, everyone’s glass panels will be unique. Your lantern will be a true “work of art” upon completion and will withstand the test of time.

 

This class is for beginners and intermediates. It will give the students an overview of the glass fusing process and an understanding of what is involved. You will gain a knowledge of types of glasses used in fusing. Most of the glass is precut with just minimal adjusting needed.

 

*CDC guidelines are observed. You can bring a bag lunch and drink or take a break and get lunch

MEMBERS

Cost : $45.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $55.00 plus supplies cost


Stained Glass Flower Suncatcher

Start - Sep 12th, 2022 , Finish - Sep 12th, 2022

with Catherine Bruggeman

 

Sunday, September 12th, 1 to 6 pm

$40 AGS members, $50 nonmembers, plus $15 supply fee

 

THIS IS A CUTTING CLASS!

 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to cut glass and make a suncatcher from scratch, this is your class! We will make a simple pattern so that we learn the techniques. There will be multiple colors and saucers to choose from (or bring your own - no larger than 5 inches) and instruction on best use of tools for cutting, grinding, foiling, cleaning and soldering. Bring your Band-Aids! This is a fun class but there will be sharp class so be prepared! Not for the faint of heart ha ha ha! I’ll do my best to make you as passionate about glass as I am:-)

MEMBERS

Cost : $40.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $50.00 plus supplies cost