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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!

Mug It Up - Glaze Your Own Mug

Start - Apr 9th, 2019 , Finish - Dec 23rd, 2020

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 (828) 668-1100 to schedule.


Children’s Clay Class

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

Cost $110.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $120.00

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)
Thursdays 10:15am-12pm 
Thursdays 2pm-3:45pm
Fridays 10:15am-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!

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Clay Classes with Mathilda

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

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. 

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.

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Art Class with Lorelle Bacon

Start - Jul 7th, 2020 , Finish - Dec 9th, 2020

Cost $35.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $45.00

On-going Art Classes with Lorelle Bacon.  

Re-Start date- to be determined.
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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Sunday Painters

Start - Aug 9th, 2020 , Finish - Dec 8th, 2020

RESTART IN AUGUST

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.




Adult Clay Classes - Wednesdays or Saturdays

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

Cost $110.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $120.00

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
Saturday 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!

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Private Clay Lessons

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

Cost $60.00

Maylin is Also Offering Private classes 
Available at $60 for 2 hours, $15 for each additional person (3 additional max)
Arrangements can be made with instructor. Call for details and scheduling

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Kids "Art Attack" Session 1

Start - Sep 8th, 2020 , Finish - Sep 29th, 2020

Cost $100.00

'Tween “Art Attack” workshops at Arrowhead

Catherine Bruggeman- Instructor

Phase 2 Recommendations are in place! Class is limited to 5 students.

Release forms will be provided prior to class

Kids need Art! We got it covered!

'Tweens (11 yrs old - 15yrs old) will meet weekly for 4 weeks- Tuesdays at 3pm -  4:30ish :-) Introduction to the Arts and Crafts.Each week kids will complete a new project and learn something new! Emphasis is always on FUN! All tools and supplies included!

$25 per session - call for availability for individual sessions- 

$100 forthe full 4 week session- sign up here online.

Week 1 September 8th -Wire Wrapping

Week 2 September 15th -Acrylic Painting

Week 3 September 22nd- Pyrography

Week 4 September 29th- Outdoor Mosaics

(If there is enough interest we will do a 2nd session with all new projects starting Octobetr 13th ending November 3rd.


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Fine Art Wire Wrapping

Start - Sep 18th, 2020 , Finish - Sep 18th, 2020

Cost $95.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $105.00

FINE ART WIRE WRAPPING

with Lorelle Bacon Friday 
Sept 18th  - 10 to 4 - Registration $95 members, $105 non-members plus a $35 supply fee. 
This workshop is geared for beginners or near beginning wire wrap student. All safety precautions will be in place....
Those with experience may work on more advanced projects while the beginners will work more on the basics. When the is workshop is over students will be confident enough in their abilities to create more on their own!
The basics will cover what kinds of wire to use, how to create a perfect wrap, how to twist wire, make hooks, and much more. Students will complete and take home a bracelet, ring and earrings. If time allows we will make more earrings! There will be many handouts and one on one attention.
Limited to 6 students so sign up early by coming to the gallery or online at www.arrowheadart.org !

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Spirit Icons and Imaginary Creatures

Start - Sep 26th, 2020 , Finish - Sep 26th, 2020

Cost $25.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $35.00

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
“Spirit Icons and Imaginary Creatures”
with Liz Meyer*

September 26th,  1-4 pm
$25 members $30 non-members
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, object d’art, etc. birthing a totally personal sculpture. One of our previous participants took home an Award from the recent Arrowhead Student/Teacher exhibition! Come learn and PLAY in our happy new studio! Bring any items you wish to include. All other supplies will be provided in the fee. All levels welcome!

*Liz has conducted this workshop and has had many requests to repeat it.
She was a visual art teacher for over 20 years in the St. Petersburg, FL area and is pursuing studies in different media since retiring/relocating to Old Fort in 2017.

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Tree of Life Wire Wrapping

Start - Oct 4th, 2020 , Finish - Oct 4th, 2020

Cost $25.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $35.00

TREE OF LIFE WIRE WRAPPING
Instructor: Catherine Bruggeman
October 4th,  1 to 4 pm
This is a three hour class
Minimum 4 maximum 6
$25 class fee
$10 supply fee
Adults and Teens!
Students will learn the basics of wire wrapping and complete a tree of life in a 8 inch ring. They will learn about the use of wire, gauges, different stones and gem chips, how to secure your wires, tools to use, and a basic technique that they can apply to other forms of art or to create larger or smaller rings. A fun class, great for beginners, all tools are supplied. If you have sensitive fingertips, bring a pair of good fitting gloves!

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THE POWER OF A LIMITED PALETTE WITH WATERCOLORS

Start - Oct 24th, 2020 , Finish - Oct 24th, 2020

Cost $95.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $105.00

EXPERIENCING 

THE POWER OF A LIMITED PALETTE 
WITH WATERCOLORS!
Instructor Lorelle Bacon
All precautions are followed for your safety.
October 24th from 10 to 4
$95 plus $25 supplies which includes references, handouts, paper and use of all tools needed for the day.

For all levels, beginner and up! Beginners will work with simpler references than those with experience.

Using a limited palette creates a strong unification of your painting that can done easily. We will complete two paintings in this workshop. You will become comfortable using a color wheel and also learn how underpainting can also be used to understand how to use values in creating depth in your paintings.
Bring a lunch and enjoy a day with other artists while taking your work to a new level! 
All precautions are followed for your safety.

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