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

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
July 11th- Lorelle Bacon- The MAGIC of Pen And Ink
August 8th- Diane Enger

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.




Children’s Clay Class

Start - Mar 5th, 2020 , Finish - Dec 31st, 2021

Hey kids! 
Come join in with other children 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! Safety precautions in place.

Children’s Clay Classes - (Maximum 4 students per class)
Mondays 3:00-4:30pm
Fridays 10:30am-12pm
$120 for 4 weeks of classes/$110 for members (memberships $25 for a year)
$20 off for second child in same family
All materials, tools and firings included! Classes need not be consecutive!

MEMBERS

Cost : $110.00 plus supplies cost

MEMBERS SIGN UP HERE

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $120.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS SIGN UP HERE

Clay Classes with Mathilda

Start - Jun 3rd, 2020 , Finish - Dec 29th, 2021

Instructor:  Mathilda Potter. 

When:  1-3 PM Wednesdays.
Cost:  $115 for 4 classes for A3L members; $125 for nonmembers.  Classes need not be consecutive.  
We use a punch card system and you may take up to 2 months to use your four classes, to fit a busy life!


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. 

PRIVATE AND SEMI PRIVATE CLAY CLASSES
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.

MEMBERS

Cost : $115.00 plus supplies cost

MEMBERS SIGN UP HERE

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $125.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS SIGN UP HERE

Adult Clay Classes with Maylin - Wednesdays or Saturdays

Start - Aug 26th, 2020 , Finish - Dec 30th, 2021

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! 

Adults Clay Classes (Maximum 4 students per class)
Wednesday Nights 6pm-8pm
Saturdays 1pm-3pm
$120 for 4 weeks of classes/$110 for members (memberships $25 for a year)
$20 off for second Adult in same family
All materials, tools and firings included! Classes need not be consecutive!

MEMBERS

Cost : $110.00 plus supplies cost

MEMBERS SIGN UP HERE

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $120.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS SIGN UP HERE

Lorelle Bacon's Tuesday Morning Classes

Start - Oct 7th, 2020 , Finish - Dec 9th, 2021

Lorelle Bacon's Tuesday Morning Classes
First two Tuesdays 
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.

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!

MEMBERS

Cost : $35.00 plus supplies cost

MEMBERS SIGN UP HERE

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $45.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS SIGN UP HERE

4 season Fused Glass Lantern with Diane Enger

Start - Aug 28th, 2021 , Finish - Aug 28th, 2021

Fused Glass Garden Lantern
 
with Diane Enger

Saturday August 28th from 10 to 4
$50 Members or $60 Non-members
$30 material fee includes lantern, glass, LED candle, 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

MEMBERS SIGN UP HERE

NON MEMBERS

Cost : $60.00 plus supplies cost

NON MEMBERS SIGN UP HERE

Fun with Wire!

Start - Sep 4th, 2021 , Finish - Sep 4th, 2021

Cost : $95.00 plus supplies cost

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $105.00

Fun with Wire

Instructor Lorelle Bacon

September 4th, 10 to4

Beginners $135 members, $145 non-members includes supplies

Intermediate and advanced $175 members, $185 non members They will work with silver, copper and crystals.


Beginners will make a basic copper bracelet so that they can learn the basics needed to then make more complex jewelry. We will cover the kinds of wire, gauges etc. and best places to buy it. They will also make a pair of earrings and learn to make their own money saving ear wires. If time allows, they may make another bracelet or earrings.

For those with experience, they will learn how to wire wrap a beautiful bracelet. This will further their skill set.  They will then have a choice of making another bracelet. If time allows, as many earrings as time allows.