Anita's Inky Cloth Workshop

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!

Anita's Inky Cloth Workshop

Start - 2018-10-27 , Finish - 2018-10-27

Cost $65.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $75.00

Instructor Anita Stewart      

Date: Sat Oct 27, 10 -2 pm. (bring your lunch)
$65 members or $75 non-members; plus $5 supply fee

*Do you want to make creative art and use stronger contrast?

*Want to make successful designs quickly that looks like you’ve worked hours ?

*Want to stretch your creative thinking?

All of these will take place in this workshop! Anita will walk you through each intriguing step. You will be delighted with how easily your whimsical shapes are "born" on canvas and gessoed water color paper..
Take home"tools" that you can use to create more eye catching artwork.
Your award winning teacher, Anita Stewart, has taught art for over 30 years in the Atlanta area.

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Gift Soap Making

Start - 2018-10-20 , Finish - 2018-10-20

Cost $32.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $42.00

Leader: MarilynMinchey

Members $32 and nonmembers $42 plus materials $12 includes 3 lbs glycerin,soap flakes, colorings, fragrances, moldsand handouts.

Students areencouraged to bring molds if they have any, though not necessary. 

There are varioustechniques for making soap, ranging from simple to complex, from having soapready to use or gift within a few hours or having to wait a month or morebefore it's aged properly.  This workshop will[present two of the most simple techniques and you will take home 7 to 10 barsof soap!Bring a lunch or buy it locally and learn to make soap for your family or giftsfor friends just in time for the holiday!

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Mixed Media Collage

Start - 2018-10-13 , Finish - 2018-10-13

Cost $60.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $70.00

Instructor Rachel Egosi

October 13, 2018.                                                                                       

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This is an example of what you can learn do in this all day workshop using gel and paste along with photos. Raquel sells her work internationally as well at nationally. She has won many awards for her artwork. You will learn a method to use an image from a magazine and how you can change it using a variety of materials. The end result is an abstract picture that will surprise you!

Rachel is an international artist who likes to be free in her work and is not afraid of making mistakes. She is an intuitive painter who loves textures and liquid colors which are perfect for collages! See what you can discover using these new techniques and create several pieces of art!

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Jewelry Workshop with Cathy Green, Intermediate Level

Start - 2018-09-15 , Finish - 2018-09-15

Cost $100.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $110.00

Instructor:  Cathy Green

Saturday, September 15tht from 10 am to 4pm,  The cost of this class is $100 for new Intermediate students and $75 for repeat students.  A $10 fee is added to the cost if not a member of A3L


In this Intermediate Class (not for beginners), students may bring any project that they would like to do OR learn how to make earrings and pendants with your choice of animals!  You may choose to embellish your piece by adding stones, charms, beads, etc. I can take your jewelry home at the end of the day to be fired in my kiln (if you have a kiln you can take yours home).  They will be returned to Arrowhead the following Wednesday for you to pick up.   

Supply Fee will be paid to me at the time of the class as it will vary depending on how much silver clay, stones, bezel cups, etc. that you will need for your design.  There is no supply fee if you bring your own tools and silver etc.   

 Please email Cathy so she can send you a short list of helpful items to bring. 

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Monoprinting Class

Start - 2018-09-08 , Finish - 2018-09-08

Cost $30.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $40.00

Instructor: Dawn Dreibus

Sept 8 1-4 PM, $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers; plus $30 for supplies        

limited to 10 students, must be signed up by Sept. 1st.

Learn an interesting & fun technique for making monoprints using a gelatin plate. This is a fun way to make greeting cards, art and interesting backgrounds for painting images onto & making collages. Monoprinting is a form of printing that has images or lines that can only be made once.  Students will take home at least five greeting cards and two pieces suitable for framing or using in other art work, and a gelatin plate & brayer for making more.

From Dawn, “Making monoprints is a recent “addiction” for me. I discovered it by accident viewing a journaling tutorial on a blog that I like. I have been having great fun making cards & other art piece with these prints.”

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Silk Painting with Lorelle

Start - 2018-09-01 , Finish - 2018-09-01

Cost $45.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $55.00

 Instructor: Lorelle Bacon

September 1st from 1 to 5, members $45, nonmembers $55; 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 special equipment needed.   NO experience necessary.

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Sunday Painters

Start - 2018-06-10 , Finish - 2018-12-09

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.

September:  Acrylics with Helen Sullivan

October:  Mixed Media with Dawn Dreibus

Art Class with Lorelle Bacon

Start - 2018-05-08 , Finish - 2018-12-11

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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Sculpting in Clay forthe Beginner

Start - 2018-04-22 , Finish - 2018-09-16

Cost $115.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $125.00


 with Dori English

Sunday Afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Need not be consecutive!

$115 for 4 weeks members or $125 non-members

This includes instruction, clay, glazes, firings as well as gentle critiques of finished pieces & use of open studio between classes if you choose.      


In this new course designed for beginners with little to no prior clay experience we will work on guided projects. Students will be free to develop their own projects too!

New topics each week will be followed by group & individual instruction. Working in clay is a very therapeutic art medium. These classes are designed to be informal, fun and relaxing. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn some basics of sculpting in clay and three dimensional art; the possibilities are endless and your creations will surprise you!

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Mug It Up - Glaze Your Own Mug

Start - 2018-04-09 , Finish - 2018-12-23

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.

Clay Classes with Mathilda

Start - 2018-03-01 , Finish - 2018-12-26

Cost $115.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $125.00

Instructor:  Mathilda Tanner. 

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.  

This Class is currently full.  Call the Gallery get on the waiting list for this class or to register for the Sunday pottery class with Dori English.

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A2L - Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League


78C S Catawba Avenue
Old Fort, NC 28762

Tel: (828) 668 1100

Opening Hours
(JAN - MARCH) Wed through Sat - 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm
(APR - DEC) Tue through Sat - 10am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm