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

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. 


Cost : $35.00 plus supplies cost


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.


Cost : $110.00 plus supplies cost


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.          

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.


Cost : $115.00 plus supplies cost


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.


Cost : $110.00 plus supplies cost


Cost : $120.00 plus supplies cost

Rainbow Garden Stake

Start - Jun 2nd, 2022 , Finish - Jun 2nd, 2022

Instructor Diane Enger
Class time: Thursday, June 2, 1-4

Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 6 students
$35 members, $45 nonmembers
$15 material fee, includes precut glass, tools needed, firing, attaching to stakes

In this class we will be creating a large garden stake. It stands approximately 3 ft tall, and the glass piece is 12 inches long. It is meant to be displayed outside among your flowers and shrubbery.

This class is for beginners and intermediate fusers. We will be using the rainbow color palette and you will be able to design your own glass. There is minimal glass cutting as we will be using precut strips of opaque and transparent glass. We will go over the directions for attaching your glass piece to the metal stake and I will attach them before you pick them up. All you will need to do is plant them in a place where they will add color and pizzazz to your outdoor living.

*Tables and materials will be arranged for social distancing, and we will follow CDC guidelines


Cost : $35.00 plus supplies cost


Cost : $45.00 plus supplies cost


Start - Jun 3rd, 2022 , Finish - Jun 3rd, 2022

NEW Instructor Robyn Crawford

Friday June 3rd, 10 to 2
$45 AGS members, $55 for non-members
Includes all supplies

Instructor Robyn Crawford will show you how to create your own colorful papers using acrylic paints, stencils, mark-making, and other unique items. Then, you will use those personalized papers to cover wooden blocks for a mini vase, complete with a glass vial. Additionally, your choice of words for your works of art will add whimsy, sentiment, and carefully thought out messages either for you or someone you love. These make perfect personalized gifts too!


Cost : $45.00 plus supplies cost


Cost : $55.00 plus supplies cost

A Focus on Bracelets!

Start - Jun 4th, 2022 , Finish - Jun 4th, 2022

Instructor Lorelle Bacon

June 4th from 10 to 4

Cost $75 AGS members, $85 non-members, plus $25 for supplies

Maximum of 8 students, so sign up early!

 This workshop is for beginners and intermediate students.

Beginners will create a basic bracelet and another of their choice from the samples. Those who have done wire wrapping before may choose any two to create from the samples the instructor brings.

We will have fun learning while creating lovely bracelets to wear or give as gifts made from our own hands! Come join in with fellow students, bring a lunch and enjoy a full day of creativity!

Lorelle is known for her patience as an instructor and is in three galleries with rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants she has made using wire wrapping techniques.


Cost : $75.00 plus supplies cost


Cost : $85.00 plus supplies cost