For Visual Artist Competition information, click here. 


For kids summer camp classes at the Caldwell Arts Council, click here for JAM Camp and click here for Sculpting Our Future art camp


For kids summer camp classes at Hickory Museum of Art, click here or visit 


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


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


For kids art classes at Frye Art Studio in downtown Lenoir, click here or visit 


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


For Adult Art Classes at Patterson School in Happy Valley/Lenoir ENCAUSTIC/ASSEMBLAGE ART - HOW TO DRAW - VIOLIN/FIDDLE REPAIR - click here


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).  


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


Artists seeking studio space or instruction space - the Patterson School in Happy Valley (highway 268 in Lenoir) offers space and dorms for overnight/week-long classes June 11-August 28, 2016. Contact Liza Plaster  828 / 758-0906, Kitty Rosati 919 / 971-1348 or Hope Surpris 828 / 757-4585


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


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


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


Art Classes and art exhibits - Burke Arts Council (gallery, workshops, gift shop)–


Pottery Classes - Catawba Valley Community College Potters’ Workshop –


Art Classes in quilting, painting, woodworking, and more - Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir –


Music, Dance and Voice Classes - Harper School of Music - Music, dance, and voice lessons:


Acting, Dance and Music Classes - Hickory Arts;


Quilting - Catawba Valley Quilters' Guild; 


Painting Classes (private & scheduled) - Rita Fair recently graduated from Winthrop University with Masters of Fine Arts Degree. Call 704-236-9336; located in Hickory NC and has a salon called Dream at 2404-A North Center Street Hickory NC. 


Art Classes are taught at Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson; visit


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

Art & Craft Classes - Hickory Museum of Art -


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

Art Classes - Foothills Visual Artists Guild - Contact Shirley Story, 754-5171

 Art Classes and art tutorials are free on - look for Cheap Joe's channel, Donna Dewberry channel, and any art form you desire.


Art & Craft Classes in Morganton at  Me, You and Some Glue Creative Art Studio; 828-430-1197;


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Portrait painting - Judy Greene Prevost 828 758-8583


Tips from Cheap Joe Miller: