Teen + Adult Classes

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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 & 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. 

A series of 18 classes will begin Wednesday, October 14. Classes will be held Wednesdays, with an Introductory Tai Chi Class from 6:30-7:30 PM, and Continuing Tai Chi group from 7:30-8:30 PM.  

Cost for 18 classes: $70 HMA Members • $85 Nonmembers
(either Introductory class or Continuing class) 
The Continuing class is open to students who have studied with Rick in previous classes, or had Tai Chi experience elsewhere.

A minimum of 10 students is required for the class to run. To register, call 327-8576.


Three Thursdays: Nov. 5, 12 & 19
10:15 AM-12:15 PM
$60 HMA Members • $75 Nonmembers
Adult students will have a chance to learn techniques to make your very own plates and platters from clay. Even a small planter or vase can be created with a few clay techniques. Students will have a chance also to throw their own plate on the wheel. Embossing, etching, and glazing techniques will give everyone the chance to make their piece one of a kind. No prior experience necessary. Pieces will be glazed and fired and ready to pick up a week after the final class. Instructor: Gin Hurley.


Six Tuesdays: October 13, 20 & 27
and November 3, 10 & 17
6-9 PM
$70 HMA Members • $85 Nonmembers
The Open Studio is an opportunity for artists to work with an unclothed model. This is a recurring class offered in 6-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. High school students may participate in this adult studio with written parental permission. We are unable to pro-rate our Open Studio.


With Ellen Ball

Monday, October 26 • Earrings
Monday, November 16 • Pendants
6-8:30 PM
$45 HMA Members (per class)    
$60 Nonmembers (per class)
Experience the magic of torch-fired enamels. Participants will choose a copper shape, sift powdered glass on the surface and use a torch to melt it, fusing glass on copper to create lovely jewelry. The basics of enameling, firing and finishing will be taught as well as working safely with enamels and a torch. Making ear wires will be demonstrated in the earring class. Pendants will be strung on leather cord. 
Registration deadlines: Friday, October 23 for Earrings class and Thursday, November 12 for Pendants class. 

To register for this, or any of the above classes, call 828-327-8576.




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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