Art Classes & Kids' Summer Camps

These listings are for art classes and children's summer art camps that are offered by area artists and organizations. Classes are offered through Caldwell Arts Council will be posted on our event calendar. If you would like to be listed on this page, please contact us.              

Painting & Drawing
Waitsel Smith, oil, watercolor, and drawing Adults and Children age 11 & up - 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) - www.cccti.ed
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 828-632-696
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 – http://watauga-arts.or
Wilkes Art Gallery -