Classes

 
Paint & Party!
Cheers! Painting on Champagne Flutes
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
$35.00


Painting on champagne glasses. You bring your favorite wine or other beverage. We supply champagne flutes and everything else. Image and description to post shortly. Please check back!   
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Batik
Batik Class (Sunflowers In Red Vase)
Pat Smelkoff
One-Day Project Workshop
Oct. 25, 2014
10  a.m. - 4 p.m.
$90


Batik is a wax resist process. Wherever the hot wax is placed, paint cannot enter the Ginwashi rice paper. The waxing process is wax, paint watercolor, dry; wax, paint watercolor, dry while using different sheets of the same pattern for wax and color placement.

At the end of the day, students will finish and take home a beautiful Iris batik to frame. 
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Paint & Party!
Abstract Wine Glasses
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
$35.00


This time we'll be painting a fun and easy-to-do abstract acrylic painting of wine bottles and a glass! Remember, it's abstract, so no need to worry about staying inside the lines! Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to pre-register (so we have enough eats and art supplies) or send an email to hold your spot.
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Tobacco Barn
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
$35.00


Acrylic painting. You bring your favorite wine or other beverage. We supply everything else. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to pre-register (so we have enough eats and art supplies) or send an email to hold your spot. If you want to put together a private party, we're happy to talk about that, too. You bring your favorite wine or other beverage. We supply everything else. 
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Sailboat
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
$35.00


Acrylic painting. You bring your favorite wine or other beverage. We supply everything else. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to pre-register (so we have enough eats and art supplies) or send an email to hold your spot. I
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Batik
Batik Class (Vase With Peach)
Pat Smelkoff
One-Day Project Workshop
July 26, 2014
10  a.m. - 4 p.m.
$85


Batik is a wax resist process. Wherever the hot wax is placed, paint cannot enter the Ginwashi rice paper. The waxing process is wax, paint watercolor, dry; wax, paint watercolor, dry while using different sheets of the same pattern for wax and color placement.

At the end of the day, students will finish and take home a beautiful Iris batik to frame. 
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Paint & Party!
Paint & Party
Flipping Over Flip Flops
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
$35.00

You bring your favorite wine or other beverage. We supply everything else! Image and description to post shortly! (Acrylic painting)
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Pottery
Six-week Pottery Class
Instructor Jane Truesdale
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon 
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon 

$120 (includes clay)


A class for all levels, this is your opportunity to learn to work with clay or brush up on your skills in a fun low-key atmosphere. Your class fee includes instruction, 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firings for that clay and even some additional studio time. Call the gallery today (910.575.5999) or stop by and talk to instructor Jane Truesdale about joining the class. You won't be sorry!

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Paint & Party!
Paint & Party!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Discover Your Kindred Spirit
$35

Paint & Party is a fun time where you can uncork your creativity and your favorite wine in a friendly atmosphere with no pressure to stay inside the lines! No experience is necessary, just a little imagination. 

Nobody knows who planted the original Kindred Spirit mailbox on Bird Island in Sunset Beach, N.C. It it there are notebooks full of letters, sketches, prayers and heartfelt stories from visitors to the beach. And now, here it is, an answer to your requests to paint your very own Kindred Spirit mailbox. 

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Children's Classes
Children's Summer Fun
Ages 6 - 12
Instructor Theresa Reiter
Wednesdays in July, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
 
$15 per child per class

Something different each week. Sign up for one or all. To register your child/children, call 910.575.5999 or send an email.
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Paint & Party!
Paint & Party!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
5:30 - 7:30
High Heeled Fun - Pumps, Platform, Pinot & Paint!
$35


Paint & Party is a fun time where you can uncork your creativity and your favority wine in a friendly atmosphere with no pressure to stay inside the lines! No experience is necessary, just a little imagination.  Save this one for a girls night out with your besties. Pumps, platforms, pinot and paint make for a fun night. 
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Batik
Batik Class (Iris)
Pat Smelkoff
One-Day Project Workshop
June 14, 2014
10  a.m. - 4 p.m.
$85


Batik is a wax resist process. Wherever the hot wax is placed, paint cannot enter the Ginwashi rice paper. The waxing process is wax, paint watercolor, dry; wax, paint watercolor, dry while using different sheets of the same pattern for wax and color placement.

At the end of the day, students will finish and take home a beautiful Iris batik to frame. 
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Paint & Party!
Paint & Party!
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fore! Watch Out for Painted Glasses
$35

Paint & Party is a fun time where you can uncork your creativity and your favority wine in a friendly atmosphere with no pressure to stay inside the lines! No experience is necessary, just a little imagination. For this Paint & Party event, we'll get you ready for Father's Day by painting some guy-friendly wine glasses and old fashions for that special fellow. There will be  golf-themed designs for you along with other fun summer images. 


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Pottery
Beginning Pottery
Instructor Jamie Futera
Three sessions:
1. Monday a.m. 9 a.m. - 12 noon (six weeks)
2. Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon (six weeks)
3. Monday, 1 - 4 p.m.
$120 tuition for six-week session (includes clay)


In this class designed especially for beginners, you’ll learn hand-building techniques, such as coil and slab, along with textures, glazing, firing and finishing your piece. We’ll begin with a simple pinch pot, which is the basic form for many different pieces and advance to more complex pieces. There will also be opportunities for instruction on the pottery wheel. Call 910.575.5999.


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Beginning Pottery
Instructor Jamie Futera
Three sessions:
1. Monday a.m. 9 a.m. - 12 noon (six weeks)
2. Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon (six weeks)
3. Monday, 1 - 4 p.m.
$120 tuition for six-week session (includes clay)


In this class designed especially for beginners, you’ll learn hand-building techniques, such as coil and slab, along with textures, glazing, firing and finishing your piece. We’ll begin with a simple pinch pot, which is the basic form for many different pieces and advance to more complex pieces. There will also be opportunities for instruction on the pottery wheel. Call 910.575.5999.


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Watercolors
Watercolor Basics
Instructor Raney Rogers
Every Other Wednesday
Call for dates (910.575.5999)
1 - 4 p.m.
$80 for four-class session

Have fun with watercolor as you experiment with techniques, colors and subject matter. The class is geared toward beginners, but experts who would like a fresh approach will benefit, too. 


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Paint & Party!
Paint & Party!
Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Save the Turtles
$35


Paint & Party is a fun time where you can uncork your creativity and your favority wine in a friendly atmosphere with no pressure to stay inside the lines! No experience is necessary, just a little imagination.  What better way to show your support  – and have some fun – than by creating your own turtle painting on canvas. This will be a special event ... more to come.
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Paint & Party!
Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Bunny Card! Easy Carve Block Print
$35

Paint & Party is a fun time where you can uncork your creativity and your favority wine in a friendly atmosphere with no pressure to stay inside the lines! No experience is necessary, just a little imagination. So, here comes Peter Cottontail ... just in time for Easter. Make your own adorable easy-carve block print card for the kids - or your inner child. So charming and so fun in a variety of colors! 
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Paint & Party!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Fun & Funky 
Beach Houses
$35


Paint & Party is a fun time where you can uncork your creativity and your favority wine in a friendly atmosphere with no pressure to stay inside the lines! No experience is necessary, just a little imagination. For this Paint & Party class, we'll be painting a charming – if lopsided – coupla beach houses, pilings and all! The funkier, the better! 
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Paint & Party!
Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014
Who Doesn't Love a Beach House?
$35


Paint & Party is a fun time where you can uncork your creativity and your favority wine in a friendly atmosphere with no pressure to stay inside the lines! No experience is necessary, just a little imagination. For this Paint & Party class, we'll be painting a charming – if lopsided – coupla beach houses, pilings and all! The funkier, the better! 
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Paint & Party!
Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014
Paint a Bright & Cheery Bouquet
$35

Paint & Party is a fun time where you can uncork your creativity and your favority wine in a friendly atmosphere with no pressure to stay inside the lines! No experience is necessary, just a little imagination. For this Paint & Party class, we'll paint a loose, whimsical vase overflowing with bright cheery blossoms. What better way to encourage the arrival of Spring!? 
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Water Media
Fun With Botanicals
Instructor Raney Rogers

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
$55

We will paint the beauty of flowering subjects in abstract and detailed ways to add elements of uniqueness to the way this classic subject matter has been portrayed in the past. Big, small, lots of color and loose as well as up close approaches in watercolor, oils or acrylics. Call 910.575.5999

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Paint & Party!
Paint & Party!
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Palette Knife Marsh Scene
$35

Paint & Party is a fun time where you can uncork your creativity and your favority wine in a friendly atmosphere with no pressure to stay inside the lines! No experience is necessary, just a little imagination. You don't have to be an "artist" to create a beautiful piece of art! For this class, Janette Montgomery will walk us through creating our own gorgeous acrylic marsh scene on canvas using a simple palette knife. This has been a very popular class, so sign up today! Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to pre-register (so we have enough eats and art supplies) or send an email to hold your spot.
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Paint & Party!
Tuesday, Feb.18, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Dragonfly, Dragonfly 
$35

Paint & Party is a fun time where you can uncork your creativity and your favority wine in a friendly atmosphere with no pressure to stay inside the lines! No experience is necessary, just a little imagination. For this Paint & Party class, we'll paint a striking dragonfly on canvas. The much loved dragonfly is a symbol of transformation, a reminder of light and joy! Join us! This will be fun! 
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Paint & Party!
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Happy Valentines! Easy Carve Block Print Card
$35


Paint & Party is a fun time where you can uncork your creativity and your favority wine in a friendly atmosphere with no pressure to stay inside the lines! No experience is necessary, just a little imagination.  For this Paint & Party class, we'll be making Valentines. You'll carve your very own block (it's easy, we promise!) using your own design or one of ours. Sweet!
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Water Media
Painting With Raney
Instructor Raney Rogers
Totem Animals 
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
All watermedia
$55


Water is the greatest source of energy around and is powerful in the many ways that it can be viewed - running, placid, rippled, crashing, tumbling...and it changes the way everything around it looks as well as reflecting the atmosphere around it. Learn about painting these many different surfaces including beautiful reflections, colors and restful scenes that take you to your own "vacation" spot. Watercolor, oil, acrylic.

All classes require round and flat brushes for your medium, canvas or watercolor paper bigger than 11" x14" for ease of manipulation, paints, water vessels, etc.  Call 910.575.5999 or send us an email.


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Paint & Party!
Paint & Party!
Jan. 21, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunny Sunflowers
$35


Paint & Party is a fun time where you can uncork your creativity and your favority wine in a friendly atmosphere with no pressure to stay inside the lines! No experience is necessary, just a little imagination. This time we'll be painting gorgeous, larger than life sunflowers! 
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Oils
Oil Painting - Intermediate to Advanced
Instructor Ruth Cox
Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
$80 for four-week session


Call the gallery to register (910.575.5999) or send an email.

Oil Painting Class Description
This class is for people who have some experience with oil painting, and a sincere desire to learn. A table easel or standing easel is necessary, along with whatever oil painting supplies and equipment you already have. Please, no turpentine or smelly solvents. I recommend Golden’s Gamsol odorless brush cleaner, which is really odorless.

The class will be about composition, color and value relationships, and drawing and painting from life. We will do small quick studies. We will have a model or a still life setup for each class. You may bring your own setups. No copying from photographs, please. 
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Pottery
Six-week Pottery Class
Instructor Jane Truesdale
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon 
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon 

$120 (includes clay)


A class for all levels, this is your opportunity to learn to work with clay or brush up on your skills in a fun low-key atmosphere. Your class fee includes instruction, 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firings for that clay and even some additional studio time. Call the gallery today (910.575.5999) or stop by and talk to instructor Jane Truesdale about joining the class. You won't be sorry!

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Beginning Pottery
Instructor Jamie Futera
Three sessions:
1. Monday a.m. 9 a.m. - 12 noon (six weeks)
2. Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon (six weeks)
3. Monday, 1 - 4 p.m.
$120 tuition for six-week session (includes clay)


In this class designed especially for beginners, you’ll learn hand-building techniques, such as coil and slab, along with textures, glazing, firing and finishing your piece. We’ll begin with a simple pinch pot, which is the basic form for many different pieces and advance to more complex pieces. There will also be opportunities for instruction on the pottery wheel. Call 910.575.5999.


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Pastels & Mixed Media
Primarily Pastels
Instructor Jane Staszak
Thursdays
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$80/four-week session 


For all experience levels. Individual attention is paid to everyone. We will address color, composition, values and explore each person’s particular style. Call 90-.575.5999 or send an email to register. 


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Pottery
Beginning Pottery
Instructor Jamie Futera
Three sessions:
1. Starts Monday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. - 12 noon (six weeks)
2. Starts Wednesday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. - 12 noon (six weeks)
3. Starts Monday, Dec. 2, 1 - 4 p.m. (may be four weeks, depending on holidays)
9 a.m. - 12 noon
$120 tuition for six-week session (includes clay)

In this class designed especially for beginners, you’ll learn hand-building techniques, such as coil and slab, along with textures, glazing, firing and finishing your piece. We’ll begin with a simple pinch pot, which is the basic form for many different pieces and advance to more complex pieces. There will also be opportunities for instruction on the pottery wheel. Call 910.575.5999.


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Beginning Wheel
Instructor Jamie Futera
Four two-hour classes
Ongoing
Call to schedule your time
$120/session, includes clay


This ongoing class covers the basics of working on the wheel through beginning pottery. You'll start with a cylinder, learning to throw, trim and finish the piece. Call 910.575.5999  or send an email for more information and to set up a schedule for your beginning wheel class.
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Beginning Pottery
Instructor Jamie Futera
Mondays (two different sessions)
Morning session 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Afternoon session 1 - 4 p.m.

Six-week session begins Oct. 14, 2013
$120 tuition (includes clay)

In this class designed especially for beginners, you’ll learn hand-building techniques, such as coil and slab, along with textures, glazing, firing and finishing your piece. We’ll begin with a simple pinch pot, which is the basic form for many different pieces and advance to more complex pieces. There will also be opportunities for instruction on the pottery wheel. Call 910.575.5999.


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Watercolors
Watercolor - All Levels
Instructor Jolyn Kuhn
Ongoing 2013
Fridays, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
$20 per class


Sign up today for your watercolor class whether you are a beginner or a seasoned watercolorist.

Classes are are designed to help you advance to any level. Individualized instruction will help you achieve what you want - loose or tight . .  realistic, impressionist or abstract.

 


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Oils
Oil/Acrylics - Multi-level
Instructor Ruth Cox
Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$80 for four-week session


Call the gallery to register (910.575.5999) or send an email.

Oil Painting Class Description
This class is for people who have some experience with oil painting, and a sincere desire to learn. A table easel or standing easel is necessary, along with whatever oil painting supplies and equipment you already have. Please, no turpentine or smelly solvents. I recommend Golden’s Gamsol odorless brush cleaner, which is really odorless.

The class will be about composition, color and value relationships, and drawing and painting from life. We will do small quick studies. We will have a model or a still life setup for each class. You may bring your own setups. No copying from photographs, please. 
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Pottery
Six-week Pottery Class
Instructor Jane Truesdale
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon (August 6 - Sept. 10, 2013)
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (August 6 - Sept. 10, 2013)
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon (
(August 8 - Sept. 12, 2013)
$120 (includes clay)


Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
$120 (includes clay)

Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
$120 (includes clay)


A class for all levels, this is your opportunity to learn to work with clay or brush up on your skills in a fun low-key atmosphere. Your class fee includes instruction, 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firings for that clay and even some additional studio time. Call the gallery today (910.575.5999) or stop by and talk to instructor Jane Truesdale about joining the class. You won't be sorry!

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x-Previously Held Classes
Children's Pottery
Ages 8 - 12
Instructor Jamie Futera
Mondays, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
July 15 - August 5, 2013
Four-week session
$100 includes clay
 
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Children's Summer Fun
Ages 6 - 12
Instructor Teresa Reiter
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
 
$15 per child per class
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Children's Pottery
Ages 8 - 12
Instructor Jamie Futera
Mondays, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
June 17 - July 8
Four-week session
$100 includes clay
 
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Beginning Pottery
Instructor Jamie Futera
Wednesdays
Six-week session
$120 tuition (includes clay)

In this class designed especially for beginners, you’ll learn hand-building techniques, such as coil and slab, along with textures, glazing, firing and finishing your piece. We’ll begin with a simple pinch pot, which is the basic form for many different pieces and advance to more complex pieces. There will also be opportunities for instruction on the pottery wheel. Call 910.575.5999.


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Figural Drawing w/Live Model
Instructor Richard Staat

Four-week class (please note, these are consecutive weeks)
Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
12 noon - 3 p.m.
Fee TBD/series (includes model fees)


Life drawing class that stresses drawing the entire figure. Features instructor demos and artist critiques. Fee includes live model/s. For info, call 910.575.5999 or click here to send an email.

Class size:
Minimum 8
Maximum 12
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Primarily Pastels
Instructor Jane Staszak
Thursdays
10 a.m. - 12 noon
$80/four-week session


For all experience levels. Individual attention is paid to everyone. We will address color, composition, values and explore each person’s particular style.
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Figural Drawing w/Live Model
Instructor Richard Staat

Four-week class (please note, these are NOT consecutive weeks)
Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
Monday, Oct. 15, 2012
Monday, Oct. 29, 2012
$150/series (includes model fees)


Life drawing class that stresses drawing the entire figure. Features instructor demos and artist critiques. Fee includes live model/s. For info, call 910.575.5999 or click here to send an email.

Class size:
Minimum 8
Maximum 12
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Six-week Pottery Class
Instructor Jane Truesdale
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
$120 (includes clay)

Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
$120 (includes clay)

Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
$120 (includes clay)


A class for all levels, this is your opportunity to learn to work with clay or brush up on your skills in a fun low-key atmosphere. Your class fee includes instruction, 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firings for that clay and even some additional studio time. Call the gallery today (910.575.5999) or stop by and talk to instructor Jane Truesdale about joining the class. You won't be sorry!

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2012 Children's Summer Fun Art Classes

Ages 6-12
Theresa Reiter - Instructor
10 AM - 12:30 PM
$15 per day/per child

Full workshop schedule included in class details page...

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Children's Summer Art Classes
Instructor Theresa Reiter
Wednesdays (see dates below), 10 a.m. - 12 noon
$15 per child per class


Due to the popularity of this class, you are advised to call as soon as possible to reserve your children’s places in the class. 910.575.5999



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Cork & Canvas
Instructor Marie Kasper
March 13, 2012, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$60, includes materials


A painting experience with ZEST!!
For the new beginner

An Introduction into your creative self!


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Pottery - Wheel Throwing
Instructor John Johnson of Mudbucket Pottery
(Starts Tuesday, Feb. 14) 2 - 4:30 p.m.

$120 (includes clay)

This four-week Tuesday class is limited to six students of any level. John will be teaching surface texture on vessels; carving slipping, other tools & techniques too. He'll address any issues people are now having with the throwing process and teach various methods to help overcome their problems.
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Creative After Hours
6 - 8 p.m. Feb. 8, 2012 • $35
Special Valentine Print-Making w/artist Janette Montgomery



This is going to be fun! Join us for a special Creative After Hours when we make our very own linoleum print Valentines! No experience necessary. Gather up your best gal pals and your favorite wine and head to Sunset River to uncork your creativity and have a blast! We supply all materials, instruction and snacky-poos!

Space is limited, so call now to reserve your spot. 910.575.5999
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Experiencing Monoprints
Instructor Rozanne Anderson
One-Day Workshops
Tues. Feb 7, 2012 • Sat. Feb.18, 2012• Mon. Mar.12, 2012
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
$55 including supplies - each workshop


A fun day of creative expression!  -  No experience necessary. This workshop will give you a taste of working with a printing press,  ink and rollers to create one of a kind works of art!!  You'll use lace, feathers, stencils, rice paper, leaves and other materials to create your own beautiful images in ink.

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Beginning Watercolor
Instructor Jolyn Kuhn

4-week class • $80
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Class begins Oct. 12, 2011
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Beginning Oil
Instructor Richard Kuhn
Mondays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Begins Oct. 10, 201
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I expect to teach one painting per class and use the fourth class as a chance to refine or to give students choice to paint. I will be teaching to paint in a realistic manner: landscape, still life with fruit and a water scene.
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Beginning Watercolor Painting for Kids
$60/four-week class (Starts Saturday, Oct. 8)
Instructor Martha Radiloff - Artist & Certified Teacher

9:30am-11:30am

This is an exciting approach to seeing and painting! As you gain confidence in your work and begin to master the technique, you will be encourage to explore many possibilities. Your will be guided to create your original artwork. It is important to bring al the essentials for painting and drawing, so you'll learn how to reate different subjects!
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New Pottery Class - Introducing the Wheel!
with Janet Archambault

Wednesday - from 1 pm to 4 pm
or Saturday - from 1 pm to 4 pm

$60 for 4 week class (excluding clay)
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