Teen + Adult Classes

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18-Week Class Series starts Wednesday, October 19   

Introductory Tai Chi Class • 6-7 PM
Suited for beginners
Continuing Tai Chi Class • 7-7:45 PM

Open to students who have studied with Rick in previous classes or had Tai Chi experience elsewhere

Cost for 18 classes: $70 HMA Members/$85 Nonmembers
Cost covers either Introductory class or Continuing class

Give Tai-Chi a try for your health and well-being. The ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles, and improve health and vitality. Rick Berry is a certified Tai Chi instructor, who teaches with great clarity and patience. Improve your balance, strength and agility in the ambiance of beautiful original art. Classes are held in HMA’s Coe Gallery. A minimum of 10 students is required for the class to run.

Pre-registration required. Call 828-327-8576 to register today.


Wednesdays: October 12, 19, 26 & November 2
1-4 PM
$120 HMA Members/$135 Nonmembers

Continuing session – New participants welcome
Wednesdays: November 16 & 30, December 7 &1 4
1-4 PM • $120 HMA Members/$135 Nonmembers

Learn the basics of figure drawing and painting with artist Kate Worm. Learn fundamental elements of line, composition and color harmony. Participants may use oil, acrylic or watercolor/gouache. All levels of experience are welcome. A supply list will be provided. The model will be clothed. Kate is a popular instructor and award-winning figure painter. Visit www.kateworm.com to see her work. Registration deadlines are Friday, October 7 and Friday, November 11 for the continuing session.

Pre-registration required. Call 828-327-8576 to register today.


Mondays: October 17 & 24, November 7 & 14
6-9 PM
$50 HMA Members/$60 Nonmembers

The Open Studio is an opportunity for artists to work with an unclothed model. This is a recurring class offered in four week blocks. Participants can draw, paint, collage or use the printing press. The model holds the same position for three hours with several breaks. There is no instruction. All ability levels are welcome. High school students may participate in this adult studio with written parental permission. We are unable to pro-rate our Open Studio.


Fridays October 21 & 28, Nov. 4 & 18
9-11 AM*
$80 HMA Members/ $100 Nonmembers

Since 2014, Thomas Thielemann and Lindsay Barrick have led the HMA Printmaking Studio workshops. Their passion for teaching and making art creates a unique atmosphere where all participants feel encouraged and capable. Their mixed-media approach to printmaking is accessible and exciting. Students come away with new skill sets and great work. This fall, Thomas and Lindsay will emphasize image transfer processes in printmaking. Thomas Thielemann teaches at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, where he runs the art department. Lindsay Barrick is the social media manager for Caldwell Arts Council and serves as the director of programs and new media for a nonprofit in Hickory. 

Pre-registration required. Call 828-327-8576 to register today.




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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