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Hand-Built Raku Pottery

Monday March 12, 19, 26, & April 9
6-8 PM
$70 Members | $85 Non-Members

The word “raku” means “happiness in the accident.” The unique look of Raku pottery is achieved by utilizing both smoke and fire in the Raku kiln to create an unpredictable and unique style. Raku is a method in which the firing is done at a low temperature and then put into a closed container (typically a metal trash can with paper) and the smoke gives the pottery a nice luster. Options are glazing or using horse hair to decorate your piece. 

Students will be instructed on how to make a hand-built ceramic bowl, box, and plate in this HMA workshop. The last class (April 9th) will be held at the artist's studio in Taylorsville where students will use the Raku method to fire their own pottery.

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FIGURE PAINTING STUDY AND CRITIQUE WITH KATE WORM

March 14, 21, April 4, 11
1:00-4:00 PM
$95 Members  | $115 Non-Members

Working with a clothed model, artists will paint or draw on their own in any media. The model will hold the same pose. Kate Worm will facilitate the workshop and be available to help throughout the day, especially during breaks. At the end of the afternoon artists will participate in a friendly critique led by Kate. This new format is being offered by request and will accommodate those who want to work independently, but find a critique valuable.


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OPEN STUDIO WITH THE FIGURE

Four Mondays: April 9, 16, 23, & 30
6-9 PM
$50 Members | $60 Non-Members

The Open Studio 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. High school students may participate in this adult studio with written parental permission. We are unable to pro-rate our Open Studio.


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Explore Nature (AM & PM Classes): Floral Artistry Workshops

Saturday, April 28
AM Class: 10 AM-12 PM
PM Class: 1-3 PM

Textural elements surround us everyday. Come and explore grouping, terracing and line with Stephanie Garrett, AIFD and Jody McLeod, AIFD. You are invited to join us as we explore nature and design. We will be featuring techniques including grouping, terracing and line. You will be designing formal linear and vegetative parallel designs to take home. As spring is emerging you’ll want to take advantage of this fun, educational experience with Stephanie and Jody. We are looking forward to having these two dynamic designers join us once again. Don’t miss out, sign up early! 

$50 Members | $65 Non-Members
Call 828.327.8576 to Register.


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Figure Painting Studio

Wednesdays on May 2, 9, 16, & 23
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.


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Plein-Air Painting with Hunter Speagle

Saturday, May 26
3-7 PM
$50 Members | $65 Non-Members

Come paint with Hickory native Hunter Speagle in a plein-air painting class (location to be determined). Students will meet at the Museum and carpool to the location. Hunter will instruct students on his loose style of painting. Simple supply list will be e-mailed to participating students. Check our website closer to the date for the location. 


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


SCHOLARSHIP MONEY AVAILABLE FOR CLASSES

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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