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Classes and Workshops

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

PLEASE NOTE: Please all, stay safe and creative during this time of uncertainty! We will post any updates to classes here, so please check back!

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.

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!

Sunday Painters

Start - Jan 1st, 2020 , Finish - Dec 8th, 2021


Sunday Painters
2 to 4 pm on the Second Sunday of the month
February: NO CLASS due to remodeling
March 14th: Abstract Acrylic and Charcoal with Dawn Dreibus
April 11: Using Acrylics like watercolors with Lorelle Bacon

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.




Loosen Up Mixed Media Class

Start - Mar 6th, 2021 , Finish - Mar 6th, 2021

Loosen Up Mixed Media Class
Instructor Dawn Dreibus
Saturday March 6 from 1-4
$35 members or $45 non-members
Teens and Adults

This fun class is for both beginner & experienced artists. In this class we'll be doing two mixed media pieces on reclaimed wood. Dawn will show you how to prep the wood using collage elements, followed by painting, drawing & embellishing an image on it, worthy to hang on your wall or give as a gift.
For the experienced artist, this will help you "loosen up" from a tightly focused style & add more playfulness to your work.
If you have any favorite acrylic color or permanent ink pen (like a sharpie or pitt pens) bring it with you, otherwise all supplies are covered in the supply fee.
 

MEMBERS

Cost : $35.00 plus supplies cost

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NON MEMBERS

Cost : $45.00 plus supplies cost

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Acacia Tree Sun Catcher

Start - Mar 7th, 2021 , Finish - Mar 7th, 2021

3 Hour Stained Glass-  Intro to stained glass Acacia Tree Suncatcher Workshop!

When – Sunday March 7th - 1-4pm

Cost - $40 per person 

Supplies - $10.00

A beginner’s workshop in stained glass! We will be foiling and soldering glass. Since this is a beginner's workshop, the glass will be pre-cut by the instructor and all edges ground. We will complete the glass work and instructor will attach any hardware so that you will be ready to hang your project as soon as you get home!. Great 1st time project . Students will be cleaning, foiling, fluxing and soldering their project. This class is open to adults and teens, all supplies are included, no experience necessary! 

 


MEMBERS

Cost : $40.00 plus supplies cost

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NON MEMBERS

Cost : $50.00 plus supplies cost

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Antique Reverse Glass Painting

Start - Mar 11th, 2021 , Finish - Mar 18th, 2021

Antique Reverse Glass Painting

In this class we will be creating two 8x8 pieces 0f glass using a reverse glass painting technique.  It is a two step process needing 2 firings which is the reason it is divided into 2 class segments.  These 8x8 glass paintings can be displayed as an art piece.

 

This class is for beginners and intermediates.  There will be a selection of drawings to use.  We are going to work with a flower kind of theme as it is most forgiving for those trying this technique for the first time.  We will be using glass enamels and paints, so you will get a little experience with both.  

 

Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 6 students for social distancing

$50 class fee

 

$15 material fee, includes glass, paint and enamels and firing

 

Class time: March 11 & 18,  1-3:30

 

*Tables and materials will be arranged for social distancing and masks are required,

MEMBERS

Cost : $50.00 plus supplies cost

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NON MEMBERS

Cost : $60.00 plus supplies cost

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Fused Glass Lantern with Diane Enger

Start - Mar 20th, 2021 , Finish - Mar 20th, 2021

Fused Glass Garden Lantern
 
with Diane Enger

Saturday March 20th from 10 to 4
$50 Members or $60 Non-members
$25 material fee includes lantern, glass, tools needed and firing
Teens and Adults

In this class we will be using a variety of glasses and creating four panels of glass that will be fitted into a metal lantern. The lantern is 14 inches tall and 7 inches wide. Using a garden theme and a few guidelines concerning design and the use of a variety of glass, everyone will be creating their own compositions. 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. If you are a novice, it is a great introduction to fusing. Most of the glass is precut with just minimal adjusting needed.
 
Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 6 students for social distancing
 

 
*Tables and materials will be arranged for social distancing and masks are required. 
Bring a bag lunch and drink.

MEMBERS

Cost : $50.00 plus supplies cost

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NON MEMBERS

Cost : $60.00 plus supplies cost

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Beginner Stained Glass Geometric Panel with Bevel

Start - Mar 21st, 2021 , Finish - Mar 21st, 2021

Beginner Stained Glass 
Geometric 9x12  Panel with Bevel                                            Instructor Catherine Bruggeman
 
When – Sunday March 21st from 9am to 3:30 pm
Cost - $75 per person 
Supplies - $20
Adults and Teens

A beginner’s workshop in stained glass! 
We will be “Cutting” (breaking) glass, Grinding, foiling and soldering. Learn the Tiffany Stained glass technique. There will be multiple color combinations to choose from. 
All supplies are included.
No experience necessary. 
Bring your lunch or snack, we will break for 30 mins. (If you want to:-)
Instructor will frame out your panel with lead or zinc and add hardware for hanging. Great first project!

MEMBERS

Cost : $75.00 plus supplies cost

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NON MEMBERS

Cost : $85.00 plus supplies cost

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Flat Felting and Shibori Dying Workshop

Start - Mar 27th, 2021 , Finish - Mar 27th, 2021

NEW! FLAT FELTING AND SHIBORI DYING WORKSHOP
Instructor Barbara Bryan
March 27th from 1 to 4
$25 for members or $35 for non-members
Supply fee $10

Learn the simple technique of transforming loose wool fibers into a durable fabric using warm water, soap and hands.
Then using this fabric and the ancient Japanese dye process called shibori, you will create a vibrantly colored sample to use at home or give as a gift.
Let's explore together and have some fun!

MEMBERS

Cost : $25.00 plus supplies cost

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NON MEMBERS

Cost : $35.00 plus supplies cost

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Visual Journaling : "Going Deeper than Words"

Start - Apr 6th, 2021 , Finish - May 25th, 2021

Visual Journaling : "Going Deeper than Words"
Instructor Lorelle Bacon
$125 includes 8 sessions (20 hours) as well as weekly handouts.
Tuesday Evenings starting April 6th through May 25th from 6 to 8:30
NOTE: Register early as minimum of 5 and maximum of 8

Join this once a week for 8 weeks workshop and learn surprising things about yourself as well as learning how to release those things that you no longer need that may be holding you back from being the best version of yourself! This type of journaling is surprising and eye opening.... Doing it with a small intimate group, allows us to know that we are not alone in having self-doubt, needing direction in our lives and so much more.
We will use a variety of techniques, so that you can learn which works best for you... 
It has been several years since Lorelle has taught this workshop, but she has been having strong promptings for a couple of months, to offer it again because there are many who need the benefits that are gained from taking it.
NOTE:
Students will need to bring a spiral bound drawing pad, an inexpensive small set of pastels, an ink pen and the book "Visual Journaling by Barbara Ganim and Susan Fox". You can get used copies on Amazon for around $10.
Questions? Call Lorelle at 828 595-6007 per email lorelleartist@hotmail.com

MEMBERS

Cost : $125.00 plus supplies cost

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LACY LADY WORKSHOP

Start - Apr 17th, 2021 , Finish - Apr 17th, 2021

LACY LADY WORKSHOP
Instructor Anita Stewart
Saturday April 17th from 1 to 4
$65 members or $75 for Non-members
$5 supply fee

Your award winning teacher, Anita Stewart, has taught art for over 30 years in the Atlanta area.
Do you want to make creative art and use stronger contrast? Want to make successful designs quickly that looks like you worked hours ? Want to stretch your creative thinking

All of these will take place in this workshop! 

By working in a new way with new materials, your creative abilities will grow . This workshop will increase your abilities in working with creativity, contrast and design. Anita Stewart will walk you through each intriguing step. You will be delighted with how easily your whimsical shapes are "born" on canvas and gessoed watercolor paper. 
Using black and white will increase your ability to work with contrast but if you want to bring other materials that work in a mixed media style that is fine.
Take home" tools" that you can use in any medium. ( Anita has worked in a wide range of media and styles since she had her own ArtsCool for 15 years. 
You are invited to bring work you have done in any of these media to have critiqued as well at the end of the session.

MEMBERS

Cost : $65.00 plus supplies cost

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NON MEMBERS

Cost : $75.00 plus supplies cost

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ARTIST’S BRUSH SALE & More

Start - Apr 17th, 2021 , Finish - Apr 17th, 2021

ARTIST’S BRUSH SALE & More 
Saturday April 17th
Top name brand brushes and other supplies at 50-75 % off retail.
From 10:30 to noon 0NLY
Arrowhead Gallery, 78 C Catawba Ave, Old Fort 
Don’t Miss tons of great brushes at Cheap Prices
The Brush Lady ONLY comes once a year to bring you deals! 
She has watercolor, acrylic, & oil painting brushes… all sizes of rounds, flats, mop, liners, riggers, detail and filbert brushes
Quality brushes: Princeton, Silver, Escoda, Windsor and Newton, Richeson Davinci and more. 
Great deals on other art supplies!
Example: $6 and $5 for huge tubes of Oil Paints! $3 for reg size tubes! 
Oil -Windsor Newton, Gamblin , Hollbein ,Winton, water mixable. 
Water soluble – Liquetex Heavy Body Acrylic, Golden Acrylics, Gouache and Water Colors, Palette knives, Pitt Pens, Colored Pencils etc.


Spirit Women Icons

Start - Apr 24th, 2021 , Finish - Apr 24th, 2021

SPIRIT WOMEN ICONS
Instructor Liz Meyer

April 24th from 1 to 4
$25 Members or $35 non-members
Teens and Adults

Come join our rowdy group of high-spirited creature creators as we explore new innovative ways of bringing to life our hidden "inner beings" as expressed through a myriad of found objects, birthing a totally personal sculpture! One of our previous students took home an award for your sculpture in one of the exhibits....
Bring any personal items you may wish to include. 
All other supplies are included! 

MEMBERS

Cost : $25.00 plus supplies cost

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NON MEMBERS

Cost : $35.00 plus supplies cost

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Wrap and Weave It Cuff Bracelet

Start - May 1st, 2021 , Finish - May 1st, 2021

Wrap and Weave It Cuff Bracelet
with Diane Enger

Saturday May 1 from 10 to 4
$50 members or $60 non-members
$18 materials fee 
Includes glass cabachon, assorted wire, copper beads and crystals as needed. Tools and finishing supplies will be furnished to use. 
If you have a "favorite" pair of pliers or cutters you like to use, bring them along.
 

Wire Weaving
 
In this class we will be using wire to bezel and attach a fused glass cabochon onto a wire frame. We will then learn a variety of wire weaving techniques to embellish and enhance the focal piece. End result will be a wearable piece of Art Jewelry.
 
This class works best for people who have some experience with wire. Knowledge of wire working tools and wire in general will result in a gentle learning curve. It is a fast- paced class as there is a lot to be accomplished in the allotted time. I will cover some of the basics of applying patina to copper and a variety of ways you can finish your bracelet into a wearable piece of artwork.
 
Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 6 students for social distancing

 
*Tables and materials will be arranged for social distancing and masks are required. Bring a bag lunch and drinks if possible.


 
 

MEMBERS

Cost : $50.00 plus supplies cost

MEMBERS SIGN UP HERE

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $60.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS SIGN UP HERE