Upcoming Classes and Workshops

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

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $45.00

On-going Art Classes with Lorelle Bacon.  
Members price 2 classes $35, or non members $45.  Classes do not need to be taken consecutively.

Students choose the medium and subject they would like to do. Supply list will be furnished but for a small fee the instructor will furnish the supplies for your first painting.  Oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, drawing, pen and ink, or scratchboard.  This instructor is known for her patience and success the her students achieve.  Call the Gallery at 828-668-1100 to register.

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Clay Classes with Mathilda

Cost $

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 to register for the Sunday and Tuesday pottery classes.

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Sunday Painters

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.

June.  Landscape painting with Helen Sullivan

July 8th: Embossing Watercolor Flowers - with Andrea Brooks

August 12th: To Be Announced


Quilting -Beginners to Intermediate

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $70.00

Quilt Class for Beginner to intermediate                                                                         

Taught by Terri Davey and Kathy Taylor

May 17 – June 28 (Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 6 classes)                

Only $60 for gallery members and $70 for non-members (Minimum 3 – Maximum 6 students)

We will be making a Split Rail Fence Quilt

The supplies that you will need to bring with you to complete this are:

  1. Sewing Machine Rent a sewing machine for the classes at an additional $10 
  2.  Basic knowledge of sewing and how your machine works                                                                          
  3. Pins, scissors, thread (any color preferably white), seam ripper and marking pencil or pen.                           
  4. If you own a cutting mat, cutting guides and cutter bring yours or borrow ours                                           
    We will provide scrap material to make your blocks. OR you can choose your own.                                                                                        
  5. You will need to purchase backing fabric and batting near the end of the classes (approx. $20).                 
    If you choose to pick your own colors I would recommend an assortment of 8 to 10 - quarter yard pieces.
    If you have questions about the supplies contact Kathy at 668-6346

Note:  There will be no class in July and August.

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Mug It Up - Glaze Your Own Mug

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 Wire Wrapping

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $160.00

Instructor Nadine Fidelman
3 classes, one price.  April 21, May 12, and June 23.  10-4
$150 members or $160 nonmembers, plus $80-$100 supply fee for materials depending on number of pieces you make and your choice of stones or gems.

3 workshops with a mater jewelry making wire artist.  It is necessary to take these in the order they are! Learn to make your own professional looking jewelry.
Experience the art of wire wrapping while creating a stunning copper bangle bracelet with clasp in the 1st workshop. beautiful rings using silver and gold wire in the 2nd, and an awesome wire wrapped pendent wit a stone in the3rd.
Lots of one on one attention as you learn.  You will be able to make more on your own after these workshops.
No experience necessary, but good eyesight, a close-work magnifier or glasses if necessary.
 

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Handlettering and Calligraphy for Beginners

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $45.00

Instructor Andrea Brook

Members: $35 Nonmembers $45
Materials: $20

May 6 from 1 to 5

In this workshop we will learn to create letterforms using brushes, dip pen nibs, and improvised pens.  We will also look at some common "hands" and practice crafting beautiful letters, and create our own unique hand.  Come learn to write beautifully!

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Amazing Techniques to Break Out of Your Box

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $70.00

Amazing Techniques to Break Out of Your Box

Instructor Raquel Egosi

June 30 10:00-4:00

$60 members or $70 non-members

Min 3 people. max. 10


Challenge yourself to break out of the box you have put yourself in! Students will complete several pieces of art in this one day workshop. This is a fascinating technique that starts with a national geographic page which is distorted using a secret ingredient! Then you turn it into your own work of art using other techniques that Rachel has perfected...  to create an impressionistic or abstract painting that will surprise you! 

Rachel's work is in collections worldwide!  She likes to be free when she creates, not afraid to make mistakes and is an intuitive painter that loves textures and liquid colors. To see more of her wonderful paintings go to www.raquelegosi.com.

You will be amazed at what you can do!! No experience necessary.

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Sculting in Clay for the Beginner

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $125.00

SCULPTING IN CLAY FOR THE BEGINNER                 

 with Dori English

NEW…. ONGOING TUESDAY EVENINGS from 6:30 to 8:30

Need not be consecutive!

This class is inter changable with Dori's Sunday afternoon class.

$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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Sculpting in Clay forthe Beginner

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $125.00

SCULPTING IN CLAY FOR THE BEGINNER                 

 with Dori English

NEW…. ONGOING Sunday Afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Need not be consecutive!

This class is interchangable with Dori's Tuesday evening class.

$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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Scratchboard Techniques

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $90.00

SCRATCHBOARD TECHNIQUES                                                                              
Instructor Lorelle Bacon
May 5th from 10 to 4                                                                                                  
$80 members, $90 nonmembers includes all tools needed during class and references

Beginners welcome! You do NOT need to know how to draw to take this workshop. Students that are NOT familiar with scratchboard will learn basic techniques while creating a piece of artwork from teacher furnished references. Learn how to create a variety of textures with the focus on values.

Students ALREADY familiar with working in scratchboard may bring their own reference or chose from some the instructor has that challenge them more than the beginners references. Move to the next level in creating artwork that is striking and grabs attention. They may also add color to their piece if they so desire and time allows.

To register, call Arrowhead Gallery at 828-668-1100 or stop in at 78C S. Catawba Ave, Old Fort, NC.
 

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Jewelry Workshop with Cathy Green Intermediate Level

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $110.00

Saturday,May 26th 10 am to 4pm ArrowheadGallery Old Fort, NC 

 In this Intermediate Class, we willbe making a bracelet. The design will be of your choice using the linkmethod.  Pictured are two examples of link bracelets.  You may chooseto embellish your piece by adding stones, charms, beads, etc. Iwill be taking your bracelet home at the end of the day to be firedin my kiln (if you have a kiln you can take yours home).  They will bereturned to Arrowhead the following Wednesday for you to pick up.   

The cost of this class is $100 for newIntermediate students and $75 for repeat students.  A $10 fee is added tothe cost if not a member of A3L.   

Supply Fee will be paid to me at the timeof the class as it will vary depending on how much silver clay, stones, bezelcups, etc. that you will need for your design.  You can count on needing50 gm of silver.   Call Arrowhead Gallery at 828-668-1100 toregister for the class. I will only be taking 6 students in this class. Please email me so I can send you a short list of helpful items tobring.   CathyGreenStudio@gmail.com 

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Photographing Your Art

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $40.00

A Short Workshop forArtists of All Mediums

Instructor Mac Read

 June 2 from 1 to 4

$30 members or $40 non-members plus $20 in handouts etc.

(minimum 4 students maximum 8)

 Things artists should know about photographing 2-dimensional artincluding: • Cameras and lenses • other equipment needed • Pixels andresolution • Light sources • Computers & software • Color spaces &digital formats • Image Resolution • Correct exposure - correct color •Squaring up a rectangle • Reflections & photographing through glass • Colorissues with publications • Comments about 3-dimensional art • Equipmentrecommendations

A hands-on workshop will follow the lecture. Each participant willphotograph a small piece of his/her art.

A camera will be provided, however, you are welcome to bring yourown. 

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Watercolor Techniques

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $95.00

Instructor:Lorelle Bacon

August4th from 10 to 4                                                                           

$85 members or $95 non-members (IncludesAll Supplies).  limited to 8 students so lots of one on one attention!

 The photograph above will be the referencefor what we will paint in this all day workshop for beginners and up.

You will learn about color mixing, wetinto wet and wet, wet into dry and dry brush techniques. I will show you howyou can get vibrant colors without having to do multiple layers. You will alsolearn what to not do so you don’t get muddy colors. Learn what papers andpaints are best and why. Come join in the fun and take home a lovely paintingto frame or give as a gift!

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Mixed Media Collage

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $70.00

Instructor Rachel Egosi

August11th from 10 til 4                                                                                       

$60 members or $70 non-members                                                                                     

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

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

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Jewelry Workshop with Cathy Green Beginner's Level

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $110.00

Saturday,August 18th from 10 am to 4 pm 

The class fee is $100 and $110 fornon-members.

Repeat beginners only pay $65. 

Supply fee is $45 Including yoursilver clay, 2 sets of ear wires, use of tools, firing andfinishing.   

This class is your introduction to workingwith metal fine silver clay.  You will explore several methods ofimprinting textures on your silver. 

By the end of the day you will have madeat least 2 pairs of earrings and one pendant.  You willbe able to wear your creations home!  

Call Arrowhead Gallery at 828-668-1100 to register for the class. Class max size is 6.  Please email me so I can send you a short list ofhelpful items to bring.  CathyGreenStudio@gmail.com

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Create an Altered Book

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $70.00

Instructor: Liz Meyer. Classlimited to 10.  July 28 from 10 to 4, $60.00 members or $70.00non-members.  

Altered books are a great way toplay, invent and express your creativity. While there are no hard and fastrules, it is advisable to have a theme or concept for your book for continuity.For example, “My Life as A Purse” or “Adventuring Through the Woods”...anythingyou want to express what is meaningful to you.  Examples and info on the processwill be presented.  Books will be provided, or youmay bring your own hardcover. (NOT the family Bible!)

A fee of $15 will cover paints(acrylic & watercolors,) markers, exacto-blades, scissors, glue. Pleasebring any relevant loose papers, leaves, found objects, etc. you may want touse to express your theme. The instructor will have some of those foundmaterials available as well for student use.

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Lino Block Printing

Cost $

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $75.00

Instructor Andrea Brooks

July 14th &15thfrom 1pm to 5pm,   $65 members or $75 non-members, Plus supply fee $40

 Students of all experience levelsare welcome. All you need is a creative spark and images that you want to makea linoleum print out of. Each afternoon, students will carve two lino blocks tocreate a total of 10 prints! You will learn basic techniques and what tools youneed so that you will be confident to create more on your own. You cantake your blocks home so that you may create additional prints from them later. 

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Jewelry Workshop with Cathy Green

Cost (MEMBERS) $100.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $110.00

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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