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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.

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.
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


Cost : $125.00 plus supplies cost



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

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.


Cost : $65.00 plus supplies cost



Cost : $75.00 plus supplies cost



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

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

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! 


Cost : $25.00 plus supplies cost



Cost : $35.00 plus supplies cost


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.



Cost : $50.00 plus supplies cost



Cost : $60.00 plus supplies cost