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.
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.
ART IN BLOOM
Date: Friday, January 24 (1-4pm)
A piece of art, be it a painting, sculpture, sketch or any other art form, is interpreted through live or dried floral material known as Art in Bloom. Flowers and other plant materials are arranged in such a way as to offer another perspective, to compliment, interpret or mimic the artwork. The class will explore examples of other Art in Bloom designs, materials and design ideas. Students will then create a floral arrangement using a piece of art from the current Blue Ridge Art exhibit. Class members will take home their arrangements. Bring plant shears if you have them.
OPEN STUDIO: CLAY
Date: Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25 (6-9pm)
Have you taken some clay classes and now your are ready to branch out on a solo project? Would you like the chance to try some new techniques with a little guidance to help you along? Are you brand new to clay and just want to get your hands dirty? No matter your skill level or what project you'd like to do, this Open Studio will give you the chance to expand your skills and have fun making exactly what interests YOU. You can come for as many days as you'd like and even work on larger projects over multiple days. All tools will be provided. Cost includes a 25lb block of clay to use throughout the class (and after if there is any left over), as well as all firing fees. You will be invited back on Tuesday, March 3rd to glaze your work for its final firing. Wendy will be available to provide instruction, guidance or just good humor throughout the sessions. Don't miss this chance to have fun playing in the mud!
THE GOLDEN CORNER IN PASTEL
Date: Wednesday, February 5 (1-4pm)
Is anything more breathtaking than our own hills, valleys, and lakes with the Blue Ridge always standing sentinel? There is no better way to capture that beauty than with the pure and immediate pigment of pastels, at once forgiving and inspirational. You will paint a composition of your own choosing, all materials provided, with an experienced, award winning instructor. What better way to explore the medium? Beginners welcome. All materials provided.
LARGE, FAST & LOOSE
Date: Wednesday-Thursday, February 12-13 (10am-3pm)
Experiment and play and let Martha lead the way.
FREE STYLE WEAVING
Date: Wednesday, February 19 (10am-4pm)
Learn basic tapestry weaving techniques from Lois Fitzgerald as you create a small weaving on a basic frame loom. Finished project will be approximately 5" x 12".
FIGURE DRAWING CLASS
Date: Friday, February 21 (10am-1pm)
For artists who desire to make representational art, there is no better practice than regularly drawing the figure from life (not nude). Michelle Winnie will guide students through this revered practice, demonstrating both gesture sketches and more finished long poses. This class is great for ALL ability levels.
SPLENDID COLOR IN ALCOHOL INKS
Date: Wednesday, February 26 (1-4pm)
Deb is a favorite instructor who always delights her students because she is always so delighted by the brilliant, glowing, unpredictable flowing and blending nature of this medium. Join us for what could become your favorite way to relax and laugh and be amazed. By popular request, students will explore trees and paint on both Yupo paper and canvas. Wear an old shirt and prepare to play.
PAINT A SLATE TILE
Date: Friday, March 27 (1-4pm)
Another chance to paint a real slate tile with the design of your choice. This project is relaxing and the product is charming. Personalize it in a multitude of possible ways----limited only by your imagination! Rectangular or oval, 6" x 9". Hang it anywhere you need a spot of clever color. All materials provided.