Classes and Workshops

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

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.

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.  Many of the classes you see now came about because people asked for them.  Don't be silent, let us know what you want to learn!

Art Class with Lorelle Bacon

Start - Sep 4th, 2018 , Finish - Dec 11th, 2019

Cost $35.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $45.00

On-going Art Classes with Lorelle Bacon.  
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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Mug It Up - Glaze Your Own Mug

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

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 668-1100 to schedule.

Beginners Sewing Classes

Start - Jul 10th, 2019 , Finish - Dec 11th, 2019

Cost $60.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $60.00

Instructor Terri Davey

Wedesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  4 class sessions only $60.  Fabric and pattern supplied.

Starts on July 10th!

If you have always wanted to learn to sew, now is your chance! Terri Davey is an accomplished seamstress and can teach you the basics of sewing and more. In this 1st four week class, you will learn how to read a pattern, how to cut out the fabric, how to use a sewing machine, and make simple projects.

Class is limited to only 2 students so you will get lots of one on one attention! So sign up NOW!

 You may bring your own machine or rent one at the studio for only $10 for the 4 classes.

Students are asked to bring their own scissors, straight pins and a notebook.


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Sunday Painters

Start - Jul 14th, 2019 , Finish - Dec 8th, 2019

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.

Sunday Painters: 

October: No Sunday Painters

November 10th:  Lorelle Bacon- Colored pencil the portable medium

December 8th: Dawn Dreibus- Watercolor and rice paper

Clay Classes with Mathilda

Start - Sep 4th, 2019 , Finish - Dec 26th, 2019

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. 

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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Framing Artwork, Including Photography

Start - Nov 2nd, 2019 , Finish - Nov 2nd, 2019

Cost $60.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $70.00


November 16, 1 to 4; $60 for members or $70 for non-members, plus $10 for supplies

We will discuss standard frame sizes and which styles go with your art or photograph. Learn about cutting single, double and 8-ply mats for watercolors, pastels, photos and others. Learn the proper way to attach art to mats. Explanations and demonstrations regarding what color, size and dept of frames work best with specific media types can help you maximize your beautiful creations.

There will be an opportunity for you to: cut a window mat; hinge a print to the mat; mount the finished piece in a frame; and finally add the hanging wire. Bring one piece of art and the frame of your choice. We will work with you to frame it. All materials except the frame will be supplied. The frame should be no larger than 16x20.

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Fancy Soap Making

Start - Nov 9th, 2019 , Finish - Nov 9th, 2019

Cost $32.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $42.00

FANCY SOAP MAKING with Instructor Marilyn Minchey

November 9, 10 to 3; $32 for members or $42 for non members, plus a Materials fee $12 includes all necessary supplies

Enrollment: Minimum - 4. Maximum - 8.

Participants are encouraged to bring any molds they particularly want to use. There are various techniques for making soap, ranging from simple to complex, from having soap ready to use or gift within a few hours or having to wait a month or more before it is aged properly. This workshop will present two of the most simple. 

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Silk Painting

Start - Nov 23rd, 2019 , Finish - Nov 23rd, 2019

Cost $45.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $55.00

SILK PAINTING with Instructor Lorelle Bacon

November 2, 1 to 5; $45 members or $55 non members, plus $15 supply fee.

Students will learn the best kinds of paints to use and several EASY techniques that can be used to create unique one of a kind silk scarves and paintings on silk. You will finish at least 4 pieces to take home for yourself or to give as gifts! What you learn can be used at home to create more!

No experience or special equipment needed!

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