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

Upcoming Classes

Pre-registration is required at least three days before the start of the class, unless otherwise specified. You are not fully registered until paid in full. Space will not be held for unpaid registrations. Material fees are included in the

Open Studio

Date: November 6 – 10
Time: 9am – 8pm
Cost: $110 ($100 BRAC Members) per week
No Instructor
All Skill Levels Welcome

In an Open Studio you bring all of your supplies, and there is no instructor, but you’ll be able to create (All mediums welcome!) all day, all week alongside your fellow artists. There are daily opportunities to learn from critique inspired support any time you feel the need. Typically, the group does a critique session at lunchtime, for those interested in participating. Come and go as you like, but leave your supplies all set up for the next day! Participants bring all supplies, you’ll get table space and an easel (if you need one).

REGISTER NOW for November 6-10. Maximum Participants: 8.

Create Photos Like a Pro with your iPhone

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Cost: $85 ($75 BRAC Members)
Instructor: Erdal Caba
Skill Level: All Levels Welcome

Do you know how to get professional results from the camera in your iPhone? That device that we carry with us all the time has the power to take (and edit) great reference photos. Join multiple award-winning photo artist Erdal Caba as he reveals features, tips, and tricks to get the most out of your iPhone and really make your photos stand out.

The 5.5 hour combined lecture and hands-on demonstration workshop will include: editing techniques, composition, and lighting, and will include hands-on exercises to reinforce the material covered. The workshop will conclude with editing techniques using your iPhone as well as iPhone third party apps to make your photos stand out and bring older models up to the features in the newest iPhones. This workshop is for those with any model iPhone but will focus on the iPhone 11-14 model camera features. THIS CLASS IS FOR IPHONES ONLY, NO ANDROIDS. Please bring your iPhone and a snack or lunch. There will be a $5.00 fee for the printed document you’ll receive in class, paid directly to the instructor (cash or check only, please).

Erdal Caba’s award winning photographs are on display at the Camden Art Shoppes. He has won multiple awards with photos taken with his iPhone competing against those with Nikon, Canon, and other DSLR cameras. He is a member of the Crooked Creek Art League, Columbia Camera Club, and Carolina Nature Photography Assoc. His work has been on display in the Blue Ridge Art Gallery.

Maximum Participants: 12.

Artful Handwoven Tapestry 101

Date: Wednesdays, January 24, 31, February 7, 14
Time: 10am – Noon each day
Cost: $120 ($110 BRAC Members)
Materials Fee: $25 to instructor
Instructor: Beverly Walker
Skill Level: All Levels Welcome

A four-session workshop for the more serious student of this fine art medium. You will learn about 10 techniques on a frame and nail loom (provided with your materials fee, and yours to keep). Topics will include tabby weave, slit tapestry, design shapes, hatching, color blending, selvedge borders, and Soumak outlining and texture. No previous weaving or art experience is needed. Design ideas will be furnished for inspiration, as well as many yarns to complete your colorful project. All materials supplied by instructor, materials fee of $25 to be paid directly to instructor the first day of class. Students should bring a small pair of scissors and tote bag at least 12″ wide.

Beverly Walker is an award-winning Fiber Artist, Tapestry Designer-Weaver, and Mixed Media artisan who studied at the University of Kentucky and at West Dean College in Chichester, England, in addition to many conference workshops and intense self-study. Her artworks in diverse media have been honored by many awards, multiple gallery exhibits, being in collection of the Africa Mercy ship owned by Mercy Ships Int’l, by providing a tapestry for a Paramount Pictures movie, and being chosen for U.S. and international collections. Walker derives her highest pleasures in designing unique tapestries, creating contemporary mixed media artworks, and in teaching workshops in many related topics.

REGISTER NOW! Maximum Participants: 12.

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.

Our community’s health and well-being is paramount to us and we encourage you to do everything in your power to keep yourself and others safe. If you are not feeling well, please do not attend class. Masks are not required, but they are available and welcome if you choose to wear one. We are also limiting our class sizes to ensure there is ample room for social distancing. Thank you for your understanding.