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Teen + Adult Classes

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Tai-Chi in the Galleries with Rick Berry

Free Demonstration & Introductory Class: 
Wednesday, October 3 | 7 PM

Weekly classes begin on Wednesday, October 10  

  • 6 - 7 PM | Introductory

  • 7-7:45 PM | Continuing Tai-Chi (Open to students who have studied with Rick in previous classes or had Tai Chi experience elsewhere).

18 Classes - $70 Members | $85 Non-Members (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 & 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 minimum of 10 students is required for the class to run. We are unable to pro-rate the class.


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Figure Painting Studio

Wednesdays on September 26, October 3, 10, & 17 | 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. Facilitator: Kate Worm


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Open Studio with the Figure

Four Mondays: October 8, 15, 22, & 29 | 6-9 PM
$50 Members | $60 Non-Members

The Open Studio is an opportunity for artists to work with a partially clothed 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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T-Shirt Scarves & Necklaces

Tuesday, October 16 | 6-7:30 PM
$25 Members | $35 Non-Members

Just in time for fall, we will create scarves and necklaces by repurposing  gently used t-shirts. T- shirts provided but if you have a favorite, feel free to bring it along with any broken necklaces or large beads you may want to incorporate.

Instructor: Barbara Piekarski


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Star Ornaments

Monday, November 5 | 6-7:30 PM
$15 Members | $25 Non-Members

Using origami techniques, you will create two paper star ornaments. What looks like a book folded up will open into a lovely star ornament. The second star created will be a variation of the first. Once you have learned how to make these ornaments in class, you can create more at home.  What a lovely gift for family members or a co-worker.

Instructor: Sigrid Hice


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Aluminum Can Ornaments

Tuesday, December 4 | 6-7:30 PM
$20 Members | $30 Non-Members

Using colorful aluminum cans, students will cut, fold and punch to create an angel and a bird ornament. Use these for tree decorations or to tie onto gifts. A great way to recycle.

Instructor: Ginny Zellmer


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Copper Earrings & Necklace

Monday, November 12 | 6-7:30 PM
$35 Members | $45 Non-Members

Just in time for the holidays! Learn to texture metal with hammers to create a set of forged copper jewelry with torch-fired patinas. Tools and materials are included. No experience is necessary. Appropriate for children 12 and up.

For over ten years, artist Ellen Ball has created metalsmithed jewelry and has taught over 275 people at various locations in western NC.  She is a member of North Carolina Artist-Blacksmith Association of North Carolina and works out of her studio in Hickory.



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." 

Click here for Art Class Scholarship Form