ART CLASSES & ARTIST INFORMATION

New IMPROV learning opportunity in studio at 626 Harper Avenue, opening October 1. Also offering Reiki and Medicine Dance. Contact Keli Semelsberger, Executive Director of The Charlotte Comedy Theater - kelisemelsberger.com; cell 704-301-7011; www.charlottecomedytheater.com

 

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 - packandshipmailcenter.com 

 

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 davidcortello@outlook.com – or visit his website:   http://davidcortello.wix.com/music-studio-hickory

 

For art classes at Hickory Museum of Art, click here or visit www.hickorymuseumofart.org 

 

For art/craft programs at the Caldwell County Public Library, visit www.ccpl.us

 

For art classes at Wilkes Art Gallery, click here or visit www.wilkesartgallery.org 

  

For art classes at CCC&TI, click here or visit http://www.cccti.edu

 

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

 

For art classes at the Burke Arts Council in Morganton, click here or visit  http://burkearts.org/workshops/workshops-for-children/

 

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

 

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

 

FOR A LIST OF ART APPRAISERS IN OUR AREA - CLICK HERE

 

MEET SOME OF OUR LOCAL ARTISTS BY CLICKING HERE

 

Seeking a portrait artist?

  • Judy Greene Prevost, Watercolor Portraiture, Lenoir, NC - 828 - 758 - 8583 or jgprevost@bellsouth.net
  • Margaret Carter Martine - 828- 754-3047 or 828- 234-0992 or mrmartine@gmail.com - website: www.margaretcartermartine.com
  • Carol Ann Herring, Trinitykeep Studio, 191 Persimmon Circle, Statesville NC 28625; 704 - 876 - 2426; caherring @gmail.com; website: www.carolwhitmoreherring.com
  • Audrey Gross Sherrill, 5232 Pittstown Rd, Hickory - 828 - 294- 2087 - flickr.com/photos / jagartist
  • Kay Robb, Hickory - studio in downtown Hickory at Union Square - portraits in oil or pastel - cell 828 - 850 - 7775 - website: www.kayrobb.com
  • Kevin Aita, Wilkes County - 336- 838- 1914 website: www.aitastudos.com
  • 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, www.LolliLusStudio.com

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 – www.fryeartstudio.com -  828-320-7819; charlie@fryeartstudio.com  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) –  www.burkearts.org

Pottery Classes - Catawba Valley Community College Potters’ Workshop –  www.cvcc.edu/Potters_Workshop

Quilting, painting, woodworking, and more - Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir –  www.caldwellseniorcenter.org

Music, Dance and Voice Classes - Harper School of Music -  www.theharperschool.org

Acting, Dance and Music Classes - Hickory Arts;  www.hickoryarts.com

Quilting - Catawba Valley Quilters' Guild;  www.catawbavalleyquiltersguild.com 

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

Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson; visit  www.florenceartschool.org

Wine & Design in Hickory offers one-night painting classes several times each week:  http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

Hickory Museum of Art classes, workshops, exhibitions  http://hickorymuseumofart.org

John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC  craft & art classes –http://www.FolkSchool.org

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

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

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

Painting - Soukup Art Studio in Boone - Holly Soukup - soukupfineartstudio.com or hollysoukup14 @gmail.com

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

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

Sewing & Embroidery Lessons - Kaye Warren, 828-572-4642 or kayewarren72 @gmail.com.

Tapestry lessons - Genie Greenlaw, geethreads@charter.net or  828-238-2765. Hickory

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

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

 

SUMMER ART CAMPS FOR KIDS ARE TYPICALLY OFFERED AT:

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum - http://blowingrockmuseum.org/childrens-education-programs 
Burke Arts Council (Morganton)- http://burkearts.org/ 
Caldwell Arts Council (Lenoir) – 
www.caldwellarts.com 
CCC&TI Super Summer Camp (Hudson) - 
http://www.cccti.edu/ 
Frye Art Studio (downtown Lenoir) - 
https://www.facebook.com/fryeartstudio 
Hickory Museum of Art - 
http://hickoryart.org/summer-camps/ 
Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center - 
http://www.hiddenitearts.org/learn/ 
Lolli-Lus Art Studio (Hudson) – 
http://lollilusstudio.com 
My Happy Place Gallery (downtown Lenoir) – www.facebook.com/myhappyplacegallery/
The New Art School at Newton-Conover Auditorium – http://newton-conoverauditorium.org/summercamps/ 
Watauga County Arts Council – http://watauga-arts.org

 

 

 

  

For other Arts agencies in western North Carolina, click here