Contact the following artists and organizations for various types of lessons they offer:
ARTISTS OFFERING PRIVATE OR GROUP LESSONS:
Art & Craft Classes - Caldwell Senior Center - www.caldwellseniorcenter.org or call 828-758-2883 for class schedules.
Art & Craft Classes - Florence Thomas Art School (Ashe County) www.florencethomas.org
Art & Craft Classes - Hickory Museum of Art - http://hickorymuseumofart.org
Art & Craft Classes - John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC offers hundreds of art classes –http://www.FolkSchool.org.
Art & craft classes - Catawba Valley Community College – visit this page of their website for details -http://www.cvcc.edu/Learning_and_Personal_Enrichment/CEIC/Comm_SVC/Art_and_Crafts.cfm#Pottery
Art Classes - Foothills Visual Artists Guild - Contact Shirley Story, 754-5171
Art Classes - Lenoir School of Visual Arts is in Morning Song Gallery (across West Avenue from the Lenoir Post Office) - Margaret Martine at 754-3047.
Art Classes (various) – Caldwell Arts Council, http://www.caldwellarts.com/232-art-classes-at-caldwell-arts-council/
Art Classes (various) – Burke Arts Council, www.burkearts.org
Business of Art Classes - Handmade in America offers regional craft labs for artists to train in the business side of art: www.handmadeinamerica.org
Fiber Techniques, Part I: Surface Design and Patterning includes embroidery/doodling, stamping, stenciling, tie dye and Shabori, fabric manipulation using hand sewing and pulled thread techniques, hand smocking; Bev Mihelich 828)759-1578 or e-mail at email@example.com
Fiber Techniques Part II: Off loom techniques includes netting, crochet, basket weaving techniques , altered clothing, macramé and knot tying; Bev Mihelich 828)759-1578 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiber Techniques Part III: On loom weaving (frame looms) tapestry, but will also go over working on table and floor looms for those who are interested; Bev Mihelich 828)759-1578 or e-mail at email@example.com
Music - visit the website for Lenoir's Harper School of music: theharperschool.org - lessons offered in bagpipes, saxophone, harp, voice, drumming, woodwinds, and much more.
Painting or Drawing Lessons - Anne Welch - 828-572-1214 or atreeshaker @earthlink.net .
Painting - Brush & Palette Club (Caldwell County) - membership is by invitation only. For information on this club, contact Carole Childers at 828-758-9787.
Painting - Charlie Frye Art Studio, West Avenue, Lenoir call 320-7819 or www.fryeartstudio.com.
Painting - Cheap Joe’s Art Supply in Boone - www.cheapjoes.com.
Painting - Soukup Art Studio in Boone - Holly Soukup - soukupfineartstudio.com or hollysoukup14 @gmail.com
Painting Lessons - Wine & Design in Hickory - http://wineanddesignus.com/calendar/?month=08&year=2013&calendarID=38
Painting or Drawing Lessons - Shirley Story - 828-754-5171
Photography (professional) for commissions - Jack Daulton - 828-754-8049 (home) or visit his website www.jackdaultonphoto.com.
Pottery (adults) – Caron Baker Wike, 758-5520 or 758-0897 – teaches at Old Lenoir High School gymnasium. $45/month. Mondays-directed class; Wednesdays-studio time (she's there to help, you can play with clay). Visit her website caronbaker.com
Pottery (Introductory) - By His Grace Studio (Lynn King) - Take two classes and find out how much fun it is to play in the mud. Class includes 10 lbs. clay, two 3-hour classes, all tools, supplies and equipment needed, bisque and glaze firings. Make at least 2 complete pieces of pottery. Great way to find out if pottery classes are right for you without making an 8-week commitment. Regular price $75 (Grand opening special sign up now through Sept. 14 for $50). Visit her website www.byhisgracepotterystudioandgallery.com (facebook page is facebook.com/byhisgracepotterystudio) or call 828-758-7696.
Pottery - Full scale pottery class at By His Grace Studio (Lynn King) - Class includes 25 lbs. of clay, eight 3-hour classes (2/week or 1/week), all tools, supplies and equipment necessary. Classes begin with hand building and end on the wheel). Class includes all firings (electric and gas as needed), all glazes (dip and paint on) plus a variety of stains and oxides, and hands-on instruction. Regular price is $225 (grand opening special, sign up before September 14 for only $150). Saturday classes available. Minimum age 6 years. Visit her website www.byhisgracepotterystudioandgallery.com (facebook page is facebook.com/byhisgracepotterystudio) or call 828-758-7696.
Quilting Lessons - Mary Beth's, A Place To Quilt, Lenoir - 754-0026
Sculpture: relief sculpture using found objects, wire sculpture, papier mache strips and pulp, plaster carving, basic clay sculpting using polymer and air dry clays; Bev Mihelich 828)759-1578 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sewing & Embroidery Lessons - Kaye Warren, 828-572-4642 or kayewarren72 @gmail.com.
Tapestry lessons - Genie Greenlaw, email@example.com or 828-238-2765. Hickory
Two-dimensional techniques: These classes begin with drawing from life, color mixing, to collage, and acrylic painting. - Bev Mihelich 828)759-1578 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Voice or music - visit the website for Lenoir's Harper School of music: theharperschool.org - lessons offered in bagpipes, saxophone, harp, voice, drumming, woodwinds, and much more.
Weaving & fiber arts - Beverly Mihelich 828-759-1578 or bev_mihelich @yahoo.com - loom weaving or frame weaving like tapestry.