Art Classes with local artists

Contact the following artists and organizations for various types of lessons they offer:

Also check our Arts Calendar for other offerings

Color Workshop for Artists at Lenoir School of Visual Arts

Color can be perplexing for even the experienced artist. This workshop focuses on solutions to color problems using straightforward language, illustrations, and hands-on exercises. Participants will learn the practical application of color theory (without having to get bogged down in scientific complexities), and discover why ‘traditional wisdom’ doesn’t always work. This intensive six-hour workshop (in three sessions), will include a review of the working methods of such artists as Maxfield Parrish and Josef Albers, and an eye-opening study of the four-color commercial printing process which can be adapted to the artist’s studio.  Restricted to ages 16 and up.

Saturdays, March 22, 29, and April 5; 10 a.m.–noon
$180 (non-refundable after workshop begins).  Participants must provide their own materials.
To register or for more information contact Eddie Tallent via e-mail: or leave message at 828-572-0962.
Registration deadline: March 17




Pottery Classes on Mondays 7-9pm - Julie Miller Gootman adult pottery classes at her home in Cedar Rock.  $20 per class, $10 for 25 pounds of clay.  Call Julie to schedule:  828-757-0317 


Pottery Classes on Mondays 12-3pm or 5:30-8:30pm - Adult Pottery Classes at Old Lenoir High School in the Gymnasium Basement - Try a new hobby in one of Lenoir's landmark buildings! Monday is the day to do pottery! Pottery classes are held in the Old Lenoir High School gymnasium basement studio. The fully-equipped studio includes: 5 potter’s wheels, 2 slab rollers, 2 extruders, 2 kilns, and all the tools you need to make pottery.  Hand building and throwing techniques are taught at your own pace. Beginners and advanced students are welcome. You do not have to be artistic to become a potter; you just need a willingness to learn. If you have tried to do pottery before but weren’t satisfied, give it another try in our relaxed noncompetitive studio. Instructor, Caron Baker, has been teaching pottery for over twenty years. In the first class session everyone will make at least two pots. Location: 1128 College Ave. Lenoir, NC 28645. To get to the studio, enter through the 3rd gate across from College Avenue Baptist Church (On street parking). All you need to bring to class is yourself in work clothes. Classes are $45 per month plus clay at $15 for a 25 lb. bag For more information please call:Pottery Teacher, Caron Baker at: 758-5520 or Studio: 758-0897



 Wine & Design in Hickory offers painting classes almost every day - visit their website at


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) – Caldwell Arts Council,


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:


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


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


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


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 - 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


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


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 (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 (facebook page is 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 (facebook page is 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


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


Tapestry lessons - Genie Greenlaw, 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


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.