Artists desiring giclee prints of artwork at very reasonable prices, visit Pack & Ship Mail Center (Lenoir, Hwy. 321 near Ruby Tuesday) - 828-572-4879; locally owned and operated - 


For private instruction in guitar, electric bass, keyboard, piano, music composition, songwriting, digital recording & technology contact David Cortello at Music Studio of Hickory, 1728 30th Ave Dr., Hickory; 504-338-3771 or – or visit his website:


For art classes at Hickory Museum of Art, click here or visit 


For art/craft programs at the Caldwell County Public Library, visit


For art classes at Wilkes Art Gallery, click here or visit 


For art classes at CCC&TI, click here or visit


For art classes at Frye Art Studio in downtown Lenoir, visit Facebook-Frye Art Studio or the website


For art classes at the Burke Arts Council in Morganton, click here or visit


If you'd like to teach any art form here at the Caldwell Arts Council, please call 828-754-2486 or email


Additional art classes in the region are listed on our Artistically Speaking Art Calendar (click here to go to that page).  






Seeking a portrait artist?

  • Judy Greene Prevost, Watercolor Portraiture, Lenoir, NC - 828 - 758 - 8583 or
  • Margaret Carter Martine - 828- 754-3047 or 828- 234-0992 or - website:
  • Carol Ann Herring, Trinitykeep Studio, 191 Persimmon Circle, Statesville NC 28625; 704 - 876 - 2426; caherring; website:
  • Audrey Gross Sherrill, 5232 Pittstown Rd, Hickory - 828 - 294- 2087 - / jagartist
  • Kay Robb, Hickory - studio in downtown Hickory at Union Square - portraits in oil or pastel - cell 828 - 850 - 7775 - website:
  • Kevin Aita, Wilkes County - 336- 838- 1914 website:
  • Frances Hairfield, portrait artist in Morganton; 828-413-2882 or 433-5932



In addition, following is a list of artists who provide personal lessons or group lessons in various art forms: 

Lolli-Lu's art studio - Jeannie Hawkins, 828-493-3509; 4545 Lower Cedar Valley Road, Hudson,

Instruction Space available at the Patterson School in Happy Valley; Liza Plaster 828-758-0906 or  Kitty Rosati 919-971-1348

Pottery Classes for adults at the Old Lenoir High School gymnasium basement studio.  - Caron Baker Wike, 828-403-7368

Frye Art Studio in Lenoir; Charlie Frye – -  828-320-7819;  Watch NC Weekend Video here

Lenoir School of Visual Arts/Morning Song Gallery in Lenoir; Margaret Carter Martine – 828-754-3047 (home)

Burke Arts Council (gallery, workshops, gift shop) –

Pottery Classes - Catawba Valley Community College Potters’ Workshop –

Quilting, painting, woodworking, and more - Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir –

Music, Dance and Voice Classes - Harper School of Music -

Acting, Dance and Music Classes - Hickory Arts;

Quilting - Catawba Valley Quilters' Guild; 

Painting Classes in Hickory - Rita Fair, 704-236-9336

Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson; visit

Wine & Design in Hickory offers one-night painting classes several times each week:

Hickory Museum of Art classes, workshops, exhibitions

John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC  craft & art classes –

Painting, Drawing - Foothills Visual Artists Guild - Shirley Story, 754-5171

Me, You and Some Glue Creative Art Studio; 828-430-1197;

Painting or Drawing Lessons - Anne Welch - 828-781-9536 or ahwelch2015 @ 

Painting - Soukup Art Studio in Boone - Holly Soukup - or hollysoukup14

Painting classes with Ken Hobson, visit his website for contact information:

Painting - Eddie Tallent via e-mail: or leave message at 828-572-0962.

Sewing & Embroidery Lessons - Kaye Warren, 828-572-4642 or kayewarren72

Tapestry lessons - Genie Greenlaw, or  828-238-2765. Hickory

Weaving & fiber arts - Beverly Mihelich 828-759-1578 or bev_mihelich - loom weaving or frame weaving like tapestry. 

Portrait painting (human & pet) - Carole Childers, fruitcakefactory@,  828-758-9787



For other Arts agencies in western North Carolina, click here