Classes and Workshops

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Arrowhead Gallery, 78C S Catawba Ave, Old Fort.  To register for Classes and Workshops call  828 686-1100.

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

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.  Many of the classes you see now came about because people asked for them.  Don't be silent, let us know what you want to learn!

Art Class with Lorelle Bacon

Start - Sep 4th, 2018 , Finish - Dec 11th, 2019

Cost $35.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $45.00

On-going Art Classes with Lorelle Bacon.  
The first two Tuesdays of each month 9:30-11:300 AM.  Members price 2 classes for $35, or non members for $45.  Classes do not need to be taken consecutively.

All levels from beginners to advanced. 

Take your art to a new level with the gentle guidance of Lorelle who is known for her patience! Students work at their own pace. She teaches all subjects and most mediums (oils, acrylics, watercolor,pastels, drawing, pen and ink, scratch-board, colored pencils, alcohol inks.)

Beginners learn the basics and how to apply them to the medium of their choice. Learn the importance of values, how composition can make or break your painting and much more. Your choice of medium and subjects!

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Mug It Up - Glaze Your Own Mug

Start - Apr 9th, 2019 , Finish - Dec 23rd, 2019

This workshop is available whenever 3 or more people are interested in glazing their own mugs or other bisque ware items.  
You pick your item(s) and your glaze(s).  You do the glazing.  We do the firing.  We call you when your items are ready for pick up.  These make great family projects and gift items.  Each one is uniquely yours!
Cost:  $15 for one item; $25 for two items.  This includes all glazes and firing, as well as your classroom time.
Instructor:  Helen Sullivan
Open to adults and teens.  Children 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact  the Gallery at 668-1100 to schedule.

Beginners Sewing Classes

Start - Jul 10th, 2019 , Finish - Dec 11th, 2019

Cost $60.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $60.00

Instructor Terri Davey

Wedesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  4 class sessions only $60.  Fabric and pattern supplied.

Starts on July 10th!

If you have always wanted to learn to sew, now is your chance! Terri Davey is an accomplished seamstress and can teach you the basics of sewing and more. In this 1st four week class, you will learn how to read a pattern, how to cut out the fabric, how to use a sewing machine, and make simple projects.

Class is limited to only 2 students so you will get lots of one on one attention! So sign up NOW!

 You may bring your own machine or rent one at the studio for only $10 for the 4 classes.

Students are asked to bring their own scissors, straight pins and a notebook.


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Sunday Painters

Start - Jul 14th, 2019 , Finish - Dec 8th, 2019

Sunday Painters meets the second Sunday afternoon of each month, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  This is not a "class" per se.  It is a free and fun way for folks to try new mediums and subjects.  

A3L provides all materials free of charge for your first two sessions.  We have a different project and medium that we work on each month.  Sunday Painters is always free and always open to the public, but we ask that after your first two sessions you join A3L, and if you can,  that you bring your own materials.  

We only take 8 people, so call 828-668-1100 sign up early.  You must be registered by the Wednesday beforehand.

Sunday Painters: 

October: No Sunday Painters

November 10th:  Lorelle Bacon- Colored pencil the portable medium

December 8th: Dawn Dreibus- Watercolor and rice paper

Clay Classes with Mathilda

Start - Sep 4th, 2019 , Finish - Dec 26th, 2019

Cost $115.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $125.00

Instructor:  Mathilda Potter. 

When:  1-3 PM Wednesdays.
Cost:  $115 for 4 classes for A3L members; $125 for nonmembers.  Classes need not be consecutive.  

Includes all materials, clay, glazes, firing and more.  Hand building and throwing on a wheel.  Mathilda is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor.   Students may use the clay studios in between classes.  Learn techniques and skills while creating bowels, planters, vases and more.  Great to give as gifts or use in your own home.  

Come play with clay, and create your own functional and fun art today with materials as ancient as the Earth! Learn hand building, wheel throwing, sculpture and decorating techniques. We supply everything you'll need to make a new family heirloom, all levels are welcome including beginners. Your finished, fired pottery will be just as functional and useful as store bought dishes, but much more special!
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. 

with Mathilda

For those who cannot attend Wednesdays 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.

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All Occasion Card Making

Start - Dec 14th, 2019 , Finish - Dec 14th, 2019

Cost $35.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $45.00

All Occasion Card Making with Instructor Dawn Dreibus

December 14, 1-4 pm
Price includes all supplies
Come join this fun workshop and create one of a kind cards using mono-printing techniques.  No experience necessary!  If you choose you can use the cards to print more or give to family or friends.
Dawn love mono-printing and all the interesting effects you can get, but even more, she loves sharing her knowledge with others.  Sign up early.  This class fills up quickly.

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Stained Glass Geometric Panel- Tiffany Method

Start - Jan 13th, 2020 , Finish - Jan 20th, 2020

Cost $95.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $105.00

Catherine Bruggeman will instruct this class.  Plan on attending 2 Mondays- 10am- 2pm, January 13th and 20th. You may have homework! You will pick your color pallet, "cut" (score) glass, clean, foil (Drats! foiled again!) solder and frame your panel. you will leave with a beautiful 11x14 panel you will be proud to display!  I hope you come to love and enjoy working in glass as much as I do! (BAND AIDES PROVIDED! :-) $40.00 supply fee at time of class. 

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Fold 'n Stitch Wreath/Centerpiece Class

Start - Jan 18th, 2020 , Finish - Jan 25th, 2020

Cost $60.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $70.00

Taught by Terri Davey and Kathy Taylor
January 18th and 25th-  11am-3 pm, feel free to bring a lunch or snacks.
Supplies you will need to bring with you:
Sewing Machine (or rent one from the gallery for $10)
Basic knowledge of sewing
Pins, scissors, thread to match fabric choice, seam ripper and marking pen or pencil.
       ~5/8 yard for the backing
       ~5/8 yard for the front
       ~5/8 yard for the trim
2/3 heavyweight single sided fusible interfacing/stabilizer (peltex or pellon)
17"x22" paper backed fusible web (wonder Under or Heat 'n bond)

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