Teen + Adult Classes

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Six Mondays: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23 & March 2
6 – 9 PM
$70 Members, $85 Non-Members
Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576

The Open Studio is an opportunity for artists to work with an unclothed model. This is an ongoing format in six week blocks of time. Participants can draw, paint, collage or use the printing press. The model holds the same pose for three hours with a break every 20 minutes. All ability levels are welcome. There is no instruction. This class is for adults, but high school students with written parental permission may participate.


The Still Life in Oil with Kate Worm
Four Wednesdays: January 28, February 4, 11 & 18
10 AM – 1 PM
$95 Members, $120 Non-Members
Must register by Monday, January 26

Kate will teach the fundamental principles of good oil painting from concept to completion with emphasis on drawing, composition and beautiful color choices. Students will work from life with an arranged still life and will be coached according to their desire in either abstraction or realism. All ability levels are welcome. A supply list will be sent to all interested painters. 


Six Mondays: February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2 & 9
10 AM – 12 PM
$60 Members, $85 Non-Members
Must register by Thursday, January 29

Mike is an educator with experience teaching elementary school, adult education, and drafting. Since his retirement, Mike has been busy creating watercolors and working in his studio.He is excited about making art and about sharing what he has learned, especially with beginners. This course will include drawing and painting exercises, the creation of a color wheel, studies in composition and technique strategies, and the completion of several artworks. Basic paint supplies will be provided the first day of class when a full supply list will be distributed.


PRINTMAKING CLASS -- Intaglio Prints
Six Tuesdays: 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 & 3/24
6 – 8 PM
Minimum of 8 participants needed (maximum of 20)
$120 Members, $150 Non-Members
Must register by Thursday, February 12

Join printmakers Thomas Thielemann and Lindsay Barrick as they co-lead a dynamic, six-week printmaking workshop. This intensive course, concentrating on mixed media approaches to printmaking, is open to artists of all levels. Beginners are welcome. Participants will enjoy engaging demos and extensive, personalized instruction as they quickly move from exploring the basics to creating polished works of art. Collagraph, intaglio, monoprint, and silkscreen printmaking will be covered. Techniques and printing press skills will be emphasized in a creative, collaborative atmosphere.

Thomas Thielemann is the department head of CCC&TI’s Fine Arts Department and has been creating art for over two decades. He and his wife Lynda Lea Bonkemeyer work from Moon Head Studio, a letterpress and mixed media studio in Lenoir, NC. Lindsay Barrick is a mixed media artist working out of Minetta Lane Studio in Hickory, NC. Fractured Sanctuary, her solo exhibition of collagraphs and intaglio prints, recently became the single highest attended show in the history of the Exhibiting Artist Series. Thomas and Lindsay are the co-founders of The Boating Party and both have forthcoming exhibits in 2015. 




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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