"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.

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.


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.


Summer Landscape

Date: Friday, December 2 (1-4pm)
Cost: $60 ($50 BRAC Members)
Instructor: Karen Powell

While we’re going through the colder months, let’s revisit the colors of summer. Photos will be provided, but feel free to bring your own references. Students should bring: acrylic paints in blue, red, yellow and white. Also, a canvas (approx 11×14) and any favorite brushes. Everything else will be supplied including additional paints, brushes, and a mixing palette.

REGISTER NOW! Limit 8 participants.


Making Something Shiny for Valentines

Date: January 28 (9am-Noon) & February 4 (9-11am)
Cost: $75 ($65 BRAC Members) + $30 material fee
Instructor: Alexandra Daini

Make original silver jewelry pieces using Silver Metal Clay*. This a two-day class. On the first day, you will choose to create either a pendant and earnings set or a hollow pendant. On the second day, you will polish, patina and finish your work. At the end of the second class, you will leave with finished jewelry!

*What is Silver Metal Clay? Is a pliable material like modeling clay, composed of microscopic silver particles, binder and water. During firing the metal clay organic binder burns away and the silver particles fuse creating a 99.9% Fine Silver piece.

There is a $30 MATERIALS FEE (for the Silver Metal Clay), which should be paid to the instructor directly (this is in addition to the class registration fee).

Download the supply list.

REGISTER NOW! Limit 8 participants.


Clay Open Studio

Date: Tuesdays in November & December (6-9pm)
Cost: $30/day ($25 BRAC Members)
Instructor: Wendy COnverse

Get your hands dirty and create some exciting clay artwork. Would you like to make some ornaments for your tree? Or maybe create a special appretizer tray for your holiday table? 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.