Youth Classes

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Begins in September! (September 10 & 17)
2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 1 – 2 PM
3 – 5 years with accompanying adult
$12 Members, $18 Non-Members, Adults free
Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576

This is an art experience your child will love. Hear stories, play games and get messy with all sorts of art materials. Price includes both sessions. New activities each month. Pre-registration required.


Beginning September 11!
2nd Thursday of each month from 10:30 – 11:45 AM**

**Note that the AM time is full and a new time of 1 - 2:15 PM is now available (same days). A waiting list will be made of people who wish to take the morning sessions.

Ages 5 years and older (must be 5 by September 1, 2014)
$6 per class Members, $10 per class Non-Members
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Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576

Students will be led through the galleries examining works of art on a student level. From gallery inspiration, students will then create artwork of their own. Different media will be used each month for experimentation such as pastels, paints, watercolor, printmaking and collage. Pre-registration required.


Thursday, October 16, 3:30 – 5 PM
1st – 6th grade
$12 members, $18 non members
Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576

Happy 70th birthday to the Hickory Museum of Art! In honor of this milestone students will decorate a cupcake. Then they will use acrylics to make a painting on canvas of their cupcake. When they are done, they can eat their cupcake! 


Three Wednesdays: October 22, 29 & November 5
3:30 – 5 PM, 4th – 8th grade
$30 Members, $35 Non-Members
Must register by Friday, October 17 -- Call 828.327.8576

Learn the basics of painting such as color mixing, proportion and size. You will paint your pet, a fall landscape and more.


To Benefit Operation Christmas Child

• Machine Sewing
  Saturday, October 25, 10 AM – 1 PM
  Must register by Monday, October 20 -- Call 828.327.8576
  Adults and children ages 10 and older
Participants must bring their own sewing machine (and know how to operate it). Projects include an apron, owl and basket. A doll will be made to donate to Operation Christmas Child.

• Hand Sewing
  Tuesday, October 28, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
  Must register by Friday, October 24 -- Call 828.327.8576
  Ages 7 and older (children under 10 should bring a helper)
Projects include hand sewing a penguin, turtle, and lamb. Please bring an item to donate to Operation Christmas Child.


Four Classes (Tuesdays & Thursdays):
October 28, 30, November 4 & 6, 10 AM – 12 PM
$48 Members, $55 Non-Members
Must register by Tuesday, October 21 -- Call 828.327.8576

Book artist Sigrid Hice will introduce participants to creative bookmaking and journaling in this exciting class. The first class will focus on designing and painting your own decorative papers that will become the book covers. Create spiral books, origami books, accordion books and more. You will also write your own prose and poetry. Sigrid has taught classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Caldwell Arts Council, HMA, and has taught numerous school residencies in NC and SC. Great for homeschool students grades 4th and older (Math, Language Arts and Art)! Adults welcome.


Three Fridays: November 7, 14 & 21, 3:45 – 5 PM
1st – 3rd grade
$28 Members, $33 Non-Members
Must register by Monday, November 3 -- Call 828.327.8576

Animals come in all shapes and sizes! We will paint, draw and even make a clay animal that will be glazed and fired. Come prepared for a roaring good time.


Three Fridays: November 7, 14 & 21, 3:45 – 5 PM
4th – 8th grade
$28 Members, $33 Non-Members
Must register by Monday, November 3 -- Call 828.327.8576

In this class you will come up with one image (or artwork) and then experiment with it three different ways. You’ll paint, create a mosaic, and use a linoleum block to carve and print your image.


Make a Large Lighted Lawn Ornament

Thursday, November 20, 6:30 PM [Note Date Change]
$15/Family (or individual) Members
$20/Family Non-Members
Includes materials for one multi-colored ball
Must register by Friday, November 14 -- Call 828.327.8576

Family fun includes making beach ball-sized lighted spheres. They look great on the lawn or hanging from your trees during the holidays! Les Whicker will lead you through the process. Please bring wire cutters and work gloves and be ready for fun!



• Monday, December 1, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
  K – 1st grade
  $12 Members, $18 Non-Members

• Tuesday, December 2, 3:30 – 5 PM
  2nd – 6th grade
  $18 Members, $24 Non-Members

Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576

Create several lovely ornaments for the giving or the keeping. Handmade is the key here. We will use a variety of materials and designs to create accents for the home. New ornament designs each year! 



Saturday, December 13, 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Two Age Groups: K – 3rd, and 4th & Up
$20 per house Members, $30 per house Non-Members
Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576

Get into the holiday spirit by decorating your own gingerbread house! Enjoy the smell of fresh gingerbread as you adorn your house with icing and an assortment of goodies and candies. All materials provided.


Thank You to Our 2014-2015 pARTners in Education!


Mr & Mrs. Gene Hamilton



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