Art Classes


Since 2007, metalsmith Ellen Ball has created jewelry made of copper, brass, aluminum and silver. Her work is sold in galleries across North Carolina. She also teaches jewelry making classes throughout the region. The Hickory, NC native is a member of North Carolina Artist-Blacksmith Association, Handmade in America, and American Craft Council.

Learn how to apply texture with hammers on pre-cut pieces of light weight aluminum to create forged aluminum jewelry. Tools and materials are included. No experience necessary. Classes are held on Thursday nights from 6pm-7:30pm and are appropriate for children 12 and up.


THURSDAY MARCH 19 - 6-7:30pm - Textured Aluminum Wrap Ring with Ellen Ball - $35


THURSDAY APRIL 16 - 6-7:30pm - Textured Aluminum Earrings with Ellen Ball - $35


THURSDAY MAY 21 - 6-7:30pm - Textured Aluminum Pendant with Ellen Ball - $35

THURSDAY JUNE 18 - 6-7:30pm - Textured Aluminum Cuff Bracelet with Ellen Ball - $35

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Other possible art classes/workshops at the Caldwell Arts Council Spring-Summer-Fall; call Cathy at 828-754-2486 or info @ to indicate interest in any of these, then we will contact you when classes are scheduled.

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

Pottery Classes at Wishful Thinking Studio in Lenoir 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; visit


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.


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


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 (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 

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.


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