Art Classes & Summer Camps

As an alternative to traditional summer art camps and classes this year, we encourage you to use websites and your local library as resources for art and craft projects for your children.  If online, use search terms like kid's craft projects, paper towel roll crafts, craft stick or popsicle stick crafts, pipe cleaner crafts, etc.  There are hundreds of pages, especially on Pinterest.  In fact, here are some to get you started:

If you need economical supplies, your local dollar stores usually have craft sections full of items like drawing and construction paper, glue, colored pencils, magic markers, paint sets, craft sticks, googley eyes, stickers, string, glitter and more!  These can be combined with things around your home such as paper plates, paper towel rolls, wrapping and tissue paper, fabric, plastic eating utensils, tin cans (watch for those sharp edges!), orange juice cartons, milk jugs, etc.


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Painting & Drawing

Waitsel Smith, 
Summer-Fall art lessons via Facetime, Text, and/or In-Person - 404-357-2163, or

Rita Fair, painting, Hickory - 704-236-9336

Anne Welch, painting & drawing, Lenoir - 828-781-9536 or

Ken Hobson, painting -

Eddie Tallent, painting, Lenoir - 828-572-0962 or

Carole Childers, human & pet portrait painting - 828-758-9787 or

Teena Stewart, painting - 707-980-0317 or

Fine Craft

Caron Baker Wike, pottery classes for adults - old Lenoir High School gymnasium basement studio - 828-403-7368

Catawba Valley Community College Potters’ Workshop - website

Catawba Valley Quilters' Guild -

Pine Needles Quilters' Guild - contact Debbie DeBaeremaeker @ 828-394-7897

Teena Stewart, fused glass - 707-980-0317 or

Arts Organizations Offering Classes

Arts & Crafts Mobile Events:

Burke Arts Council -

Caldwell Senior Center (Lenoir): Quilting, painting, woodworking, and more

CCC&TI (Hudson):

Robert Dow - Crochet – free classes contact 352-602-9523; Lenoir area

Florence Thomas Art School (West Jefferson):

Foothills Visual Artists Guild: 828-729-3699 or Mary 896-1531

Frye Art Studio – classes for children and adults -

Hickory Arts - Acting, Dance and Music Classes

Hickory Museum of Art

Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center:

J.C. Harper School of Music -

John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown  –

Lenoir School of Visual Arts (Margaret Carter Martine, Lenoir): 828-234-0992

Lenoir Parks & Recreation Center

Lolli-Lu's art studio in Hudson – classes for children and adults - Jeannie Hawkins, 828-493-3509 or

New Art School at Newton-Conover Auditorium:

Patterson School Foundation (Lenoir):

Red Awning Gallery at HUB Station (Hudson): 828-610-6300

Wine & Design (Hickory):

Wilkes Art Gallery 


Summer Art Camps for Kids 

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum -

Burke Arts Council (Morganton) - 

Caldwell Arts Council Art In Motion sance camp and Summer JAM

CCC&TI Super Summer Camps (Hudson) -

Frye Art Studio (downtown Lenoir)- 828-320-7819 or Facebook: Frye Art Studio or Facebook: Folk Keeper Gallery 

Hickory Museum of Art -

Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center: or 828-632-6966

Lenoir Parks and Recreation Center -

Lolli-Lus Art Studio (Hudson) - 

The New Art School at Newton-Conover Auditorium -

Red Awning Gallery at HUB Station Arts and Business Center - -

Watauga County Arts Council –

Wilkes Art Gallery -