Special note: We are seeking a tatting instructor to teach a group at the Caldwell Arts Council. If you'd like to teach any art form here, 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).  


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


Adult Day and Evening Pottery Classes at the Old Lenoir High School gymnasium basement studio. Mondays noon-3pm or 5:30pm-8:30pm. The studio is fully equipped. Beginners and advanced students are welcome. Classes are $45 per month plus cost of clay at $15 for 25 lb bag. 828-758-0897 studio; 828-758-5520 home - Caron Baker Wike

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff in Boone has both on-site workshops and on-line how-to - here's one about "Painting With Fire":

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

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

Hickory Museum of Art (museum, workshops & gift shop)–

United Arts Council of Catawba County:

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

Caron Baker Wike’s Wishful Thinking pottery studio in Lenoir – (Monday classes; Wednesday open studio for students)

Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson –

Wine & Design in Hickory (painting classes) -

Catawba Valley Community College Potters’ Workshop –

Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir –

Harper School of Music - Music, dance, and voice lessons:

Hickory Arts - Dance, acting & music lessons;

Catawba Valley Quilters' Guild; 

Mary Beth's Quilting Patch, Main Street, Lenoir; 828-754-0026 (open 10-7 Tuesdays, 10-12 Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Sewing & Embroidery (Kaye Warren), One-Stroke Painting (Cathy McCoy), Basic or Advanced Digital Photography, Artist Book making class (Sigrid Hice), Watercolor or Acrylic Painting (Anne Welch), Pastel Painting (Vaun Healey).

Pottery Classes at CVCC visit

Painting Classes at Frye Art Studio visit www.fryeartstudio or call 828-320-7819

Multiple art forms are taught in classes at Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson;

Painting Classes - Wine & Design in Hickory offers one-night classes several times each week;

Art & Craft Classes - Caldwell Senior Center - or call 828-758-2883 for class schedules.

Art & Craft Classes - Florence Thomas Art School (Ashe County)

Art & Craft Classes - Hickory Museum of Art -

Art & Craft Classes - John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC offers hundreds of art classes –

Art & craft classes -  Catawba Valley Community College – visit this page of their website for details -

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) – Burke Arts Council,

Business of Art Classes - Handmade in America offers regional craft labs for artists to train in the business side of art:

FREE online art tutorials on - look for Cheap Joe's channel, Donna Dewberry channel, and any art form you desire.

Childrens Art/Craft Sessions in Morganton: Me, You and Some Glue Creative Art Studio; 828-430-1197;

Music - visit the website for Lenoir's Harper School of music: - lessons offered in bagpipes, saxophone, harp, voice, drumming, woodwinds, and much 

Painting or Drawing Lessons - Anne Welch - 828-572-1214 or atreeshaker .

Painting - Charlie Frye Art Studio, West Avenue, Lenoir call 320-7819 or

Painting - Cheap Joe’s Art Supply in Boone -

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

Painting Lessons - Wine & Design in Hickory -

Painting or Drawing Lessons - Shirley Story - 828-754-5171

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

Painting (One-Stroke style) - Cathy McCoy - 828-754-2486 

Painting on Photographs - Pat Weaver Art Tutorial (free, click here courtesy of Cheap Joe's Art Supply)


Photography (professional) for commissions - Jack Daulton - 828-754-8049 (home) or visit his website



Pottery (children, teens, adults) - Pat Jordan 828-729-4312

Quilting Lessons - Mary Beth's, A Place To Quilt, Lenoir - 754-0026

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

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

Voice or music - visit the website for Lenoir's Harper School of music: - lessons offered in bagpipes, saxophone, harp, voice, drumming, woodwinds, and much more.

Voice, music, acting and more - visit Hickory Arts:

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