"Bringing Art to the People and People to the Arts"

Upcoming Classes


Pre-registration is required three days before the start of the class, unless otherwise specified. You are not fully registered unless paid in full. Material fees are included in the price of the class unless otherwise specified.

Cancellations by the Art Center

Classes may be cancelled if enrollment does not meet minimums by the deadline date. Only those registered will be notified of cancellations. If Blue Ridge Art Center cancels a class, the student will have the option to transfer to another class or receive a 100% refund.

Cancellation by the Participant

We understand that life brings many surprises for us all and sometimes you will need to cancel your class reservation.

  • A refund is available if cancellation is made at least 3 days in advance.
  • No refunds will be made for “no shows” or if less than 3 days notice is provided.
  • Emergency cancellations will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Registration

Register online by clicking the links below. All registrations and payments must be made online in advance. Space will not be held for unpaid registrations.

Oil and Cold Wax Painting: Layers and Marks

Date: November 7 & 8, 2019 (9:30am-4:30pm)
Cost: $100 ($95 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Terry Jarrard-Dimond

Cold Wax medium is a dense paste, and lends itself to creating textures within a painting and allows for expressive brush marks and the ability to carve into paint layers with palette knives. Cold Wax also gives oil colors a beautiful translucent quality, layered lightly working with transparent paints, a seductive surface similar to encaustic. The emphasis of this workshop is on establishing a foundation for working in this medium. Participants will leave with some finished work as well as starts to be finished at home. No previous experience required.

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Holiday Ornaments in Clay

Date: Tuesday, November 5 (6pm-9pm)
Cost: $35 ($30 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Wendy Converse

Start a new family tradition with handmade clay holiday ornaments! We'll create 3 or 4 different styles of ornaments perfect for any tree or great as a tag tie-on for gifts. No experience required. Just bring your creativity and holiday spirit.

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Introduction to Watercolor

Date: Tuesday, November 12 (1-4pm)
Cost: $45 ($40 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Joann Cadmus

Introduction to materials and methods. Complete a painting during this session. You know you want to explore the medium that so many people love!! Don't be left out any longer! Joann is an experienced instructor who will be your guide to this much beloved way to awaken your creative instincts. Come and bring a friend!

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Introduction to Watercolor

Date: Tuesday, November 19 (1-4pm)
Cost: $45 ($40 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Joann Cadmus

Another introduction to watercolor. A chance for further practice if you missed the first chance! Or if you want to come back for more, instruction continues. Start a new painting or continuing working on the your previous one. You know you want to explore the medium that so many people love!! Don't be left out any longer! Joann is an experienced instructor who will be your guide to this much beloved way to awaken your creative instincts. Come and bring a friend!

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Autumn Impressionistic Landscape in Pastel

Date: Friday, November 22 (1-4pm)
Cost: $45 ($40 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Brenda McLean

Is there anything more inspirational than fall color in the mountains? Painting with pastels is the most immediate and glorious way to capture that brilliance. We will lay down strokes of pure pigment atop an alcohol wash under-painting to achieve loose expressions. Come and bring a friend for this opportunity to play with color and complete your fall masterpiece. We will paint from a choice of scenes. Beginners welcome. All materials provided.

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Mask Making in Clay

Date: Tuesday, December 3 (6pm-9pm)
Cost: $50 ($45 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Wendy Converse

Looking for a fun new challenge? Join Wendy as we build unique clay masks! We will begin by creating simple hump molds which will give us the basic shape of our masks. Then, using coils and slabs, we will build up the features and any additional accents you'd like to add. Masks will be fired and delivered back to BRAC no later than December 17 and available for pick-up during regular gallery hours. You'll then be able to apply finishing touches to your mask on your own using paint, oil pastels, gold leaf, or any other method you'd like to try (we'll discuss some options during class). No experience required. Just bring your creativity.

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