Teen + Adult Classes

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Fall Studio: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20 & 27
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.


PRINTMAKING CLASS I -- Collagraph Prints
Six Tuesdays: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21
6 PM - 8 PM
Minimum of 8 participants needed
embers - $120 for 6 classes
on-members - $150 for 6 classes

Join printmakers Thomas Thielemann and Lindsay Barrick as they co-lead a dynamic, six-week printmaking workshop. This intensive course, concentrating on the collagraph print, 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. Collage 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 show of collagraphs and intaglio prints, recently became the single highest attended show in the history of the Exhibiting Artist Series. 


Saturday, October 11
9 AM – 2 PM
$60 Members, $70 Non-Members

This class will be an intro to landscape painting using oil paints. Inspired by the Wolf Kahn paintings currently on exhibit, students will paint outside in the neighborhood surrounding the Museum. All levels welcome but instruction is geared to painters who are new or almost new to landscapes but also have some drawing and painting ability. Bring a bag lunch. A supply list will be provided upon registration.



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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