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

Artist Groups at Blue Ridge Art Center

Whether you're interested in being inspired by others in our weekly painting groups or are just looking for a little feedback on your latest project, artist groups offer opportunities to meet with fellow artists around a common interest. We are always looking to organize new groups, so if you would like to help organize a new group, please contact us at 864-710-6593.

Analyze Your Art

Do you have difficulty evaluating your own artwork? Would you welcome a fresh eye to view and critique your effort? Bring one or two pieces of art that you are working on and get feedback that helps you to see your strengths and areas in which you might benefit from a change. In an informal, supportive environment, you can meet with other artists, enjoy camaraderie and offer suggestions and encouragement to others in attendance.

The purpose is to help artists grow on their path of creativity. Our intent is to focus on the positive and learn as we talk about the pieces of art with our fellow artists. Art goals and directions can also be discussed. Please pay at the door.

  • Facilitator: Martha Driscoll
  • Contact #: 864-719-0445
  • Date/Time: Last Tuesday of the Month @ 2pm
  • Cost per session: $3

Monday Artist Group

On Monday afternoons, we open the BRAC studio for artists who wish to share ideas, advice and company. You choose your own media and bring whatever supplies you need. The group currently does a bit of everything. We experiment, learn from and support each other. Come every week or just when you can. Monday artist group is free for BRAC members.

  • Facilitator: Brenda McLean
  • Contact #: 864-710-6593
  • Date/Time: Mondays, 1-3:30 pm
  • Cost per session: FREE

Life Drawing

Join other artists at the gallery to bolster your life drawing skills. A live model will be at every session. Bring your own supplies and work in any medium you'd like. There is no formal instruction, but there is plenty of folks to learn from and get support. Come every session or just when you can. Artists split the cost of the model fee.

  • Date/Time: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 1-4:00 pm
  • Cost per session: $3.00, PLUS split the $50 model fee with other artists

Pastel Drawing

We are pleased to welcome Cynthia Jones to Blue Ridge in 2022, where she will be hosting an on-going pastel workshop each month. You can join for a day, or return each month. The small class size of just 6 students will ensure you get all the one-on-one instruction and guidance you need to improve your skills. You must register online in advance - Click Here to Register.

  • Date: 3rd Saturday of each month* (*January will be the 4th Saturday)
  • Time: 11:00am-3:00 pm
  • Cost per session: $52.00