Youth Classes

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2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month in the school year from 1 – 2 PM
3 – 5 years with accompanying adult
$12 Members, $18 Non-Members, Adults free

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. Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576



Second Thursday of each month: Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 10
10:30-11:45 AM or 1-2:15 PM (choose one time frame)
Ages 5 years and older (must be 5 by 10/1/2015)
$6 per class HMA Members/$10 per class Nonmembers

Students will be led through the galleries while examining works of art on their level. From gallery inspiration, students will then create artwork of their own. Different media will be used each month for experimentation. Pre-registration required. 

Click here to download the 2015-16 Homeschool Art Classes brochure and registration form. Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576.


Tuesday, January 19

10 AM-1 PM
1st-4th grade
$20 HMA Members/$30 non members

Enjoy a winter wonderland workshop while you have the day off from school. Create snowmen, penguins, drink hot chocolate and go on scavenger hunts throughout the Museum. Bring a bag lunch and we will have a winter picnic. Registration deadline is Friday, January 15. Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576.


Three Thursdays: January 14, 21 & 28

3:45-5:15 PM
3rd - 7th grade
$45 HMA Members/$55 Nonmembers

Use hand-building techniques to create your favorite animals. All projects will be glazed and fired. 
Registration deadline is Monday, January 11. Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576.


Three Tuesdays: February 9, 16, & 23

4-5:15 PM
2nd grade and older
$30 HMA Members/$40 Nonmembers

In honor of Black History Month, the Museum will offer this class for young artists to make a collage like Romare Bearden, paint a fun, colorful picture on wood like Addie James, or create a print in the style of Jacob Lawrence. Come learn a bit of history while you’re making art. Registration deadline is Friday, February 5. Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576.


Three Tuesdays: February 9, 16, & 23

4-5:15 PM
K-1st grade
$30 HMA Members/$40 Nonmembers

Young artists will have fun using a variety of paints to create underwater scenes, animals and other imaginative paintings. Use watercolors with salt, tempera paints and tempera cakes. Registration deadline is Friday, February 5. Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576.


Three Thursdays: March 10, 17, 24

4-5 PM
K-2nd  grade
$24 HMA Members/$34 Nonmembers

Whether it crawls, swims or flies, students will create a variety of animals. Create two and three dimensional animals with paint, recycled objects and clay.
Registration deadline is Monday, March 7. Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576.


Saturday, March 19

1:30-3 PM
Ages 8+ • Free

Create Cyanotypes or “sun prints” with unusual objects during this free class. Participants will use the sun to develop prints. Bring a digital camera for visual exercises, such as an ABC’s scavenger hunt, learning about composition and framing photographs. Thanks to the support of the Hickory International Council, this class is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576.

Thank You to Our 2015-2016 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