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Art to Wear | Earrings!

Wednesday, July 18 | 3-5 PM
$20 Members | $35 Non-Members

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Participants will use soda cans and lavishly decorated aluminum craft beer cans to create lightweight fun earrings. We will use punches, x-acto knives, wire and beads to create this fanciful art to wear. Bring your own cans or choose from the wide selection we have. Several pairs will be made. Instructor: Ginny Zellmer

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Fused Glass Art

Tuesday, July 31 | 6-8 PM
$25 Members | $40 Non-Members

Participants will learn basic glass cutting and create a 4"x4" glass panel that can be used as a sun catcher or put into a small stand. Choose your colors and your pattern to make it uniquely yours. Glass and glass cutters provided. Bring a pair of safety goggles and if you have a glass cutter, bring it too. Glass panels will be fired after class and need to be picked up at a later date. Instructor: Reilly Yount

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Teen Book Arts | Ages 12-18    

Monday- Friday, August 6-10th | 3-5 PM
$60 Members | $95 Non-Members

During this fun class, we’ll learn how to create several shaped, non-traditional books, such as the secret room book, accordion books, and a spiral book.  We will also learn simple paper decorating techniques, including paste papers, as well as several pocket folds, which can be integrated into the book structures. The finished treasures can be used for recording journal entries, poetry, travel journals, reception registers and more, or you may simply enjoy the folds and colors as sculptures. Instructor: Sigrid Hice

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‘Hootin’ Fun with Charlie Frye

Thursday, August 23 | 6 -8:30 PM
$40 Members | $55 Non-Members

Let’s paint Owls! Lenoir artist Charlie Frye will bring all the paint and supplies for participants to paint a colorful owl on an 11x14 board. No painting experience necessary to paint like a true folk artist. Bring a snack and an adult beverage of your choice to enjoy. Instructor: Charlie Frye https://www.folkkeepergallery.com/


Figure Painting Studio

Wednesdays on September 26, October 3, 10, & 17 | 1-4 PM
$50 Members | $60 Non-Members

Figure painting is an opportunity for artists to work with a live model. This is a recurring class offered in 4 week blocks. Participants can draw, paint, collage or use the printing press. The model holds the same position for 3 hours with several breaks. There is no instruction. All ability levels are welcome. We are unable to pro-rate our Figure Painting Studio. Facilitator: Kate Worm

Are you an artist with a class idea you would like to teach at HMA? Contact Ginny Zellmer with your idea. gzellmer@hickoryart.org


Thanks to the LB Lane Family Foundation and Kulynych Family Foundation, HMA has scholarships available for adults and children who normally can't afford to take classes. One student recipient stated, "The reason I want to attend the Facial Facades camp is because it would help me to achieve my future dream of becoming a beautician. I will get the start I need to begin my path into the world of beauty. One day, I may be able to help people who cannot afford expensive makeovers. I also hope this would be the beginning of some new friendships." 

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