"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. 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.

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.

CitraSolv Art

Date: Wednesday, March 15 (Noon-3pm)
Cost: $55 ($45 BRAC Members)
Instructor: Judy Carlton

Turn magazine pages into works of art! With a little magic solution (CitraSolv) on National Geographic Magazines, colors are beautifully changed. Choose to frame them, paint on top of them, stencil, cut or tear pages to make collages, cards, boxes or vases. The choices are endless! All skill levels welcome.

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REGISTER NOW! Limit 12 participants.

Clay Open Studio

Date: Tuesdays in March (6-9pm)
Cost: $30/day ($25 BRAC Members)
Instructor: Wendy Converse

Get your hands dirty and create some exciting new clay artwork. Spring is coming – how about from garden markers or flower pockets? Or maybe create a tray or bowl for a special occasion? Join us for an evening or two. There are no special projects planned for these open studio sessions, but Wendy and others in attendance are always happy to help you navigate the best building methods to achieve your clay goals. Some clay experience is helpful, but everyone is welcome. Sign-up for as many days as you’d like, or pay as you go.

REGISTER NOW! Limit 8 participants.

Getting Started in Watercolor

Date: April 12 & 19 (9:30am-12:30pm)
Cost: $90 ($80 BRAC Members)
Instructor: Liz Purcell

Join award winning watercolor artist Liz Purcell as she introduces you to watercolors. In this class, students will learn about basic watercolor techniques and materials. There will be an emphasis on practicing various washes and creating simple landscapes and/or still lifes. This is a two day workshop, allowing time for work to dry and for practicing techniques. Download supply list.

REGISTER NOW! Limit 6 participants.