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Upcycled Vintage Glass Windows

Saturday, March 2nd • $75 per student

10:00 AM- 1:00 PM or 2:00 - 5:00 PM

 

Join us to create a one-of-a-kind artwork using vintage wooden-framed glass windows and an array of vintage glass items, from grandma’s crystalware to 1970s ashtrays. You may also choose to integrate mixed glass beads, scrabble letters, and more odd trinkets. Different colors, shapes, and sizes can be combined for a unique approach to letting the sunshine into your indoor or outdoor space. Class includes everything you need for the project (window frames will vary from 19 x 28 to 32 x 31) and you will leave with an incredible glass creation that’s ready to hang (chains and hooks included).

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Beginner Banjo: Playing Tunes

Wednesdays, March 6th - April 10th • 5:30-6:30pm

$120 per student

 

This class will focus on learning a few more tunes, like Needlecase and Mississippi Sawyer.  Other topics will be how to re-tune to drop D tuning, playing with other instruments, and an introduction to the drop thumb technique.  

New students are welcome!  

 

*Please note:  it is recommended that new students know how to play the basic clawhammer stroke before joining the class.

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About the Instructor

Cary holds a master’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and currently resides in Asheville, NC. She continues to perform solo ballads and string band shows with The Cary Fridley Band. Cary teaches guitar, banjo and singing, and leads workshops in old-time music for schools and summer programs. Seven years ago she returned to our TAPS program in Buncombe County after three year teaching at Univ. of Eastern Tenn. Cary was one of our original string instructors for three years prior to that, making it a total of ten years with the Buncombe County TAPS at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

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Bookmaking:

Sketchbooks

Saturday, March 16

10am-3pm

Ages 18+

$80 per student (supplies included)

 

Make your own sketchbook, including the cover art! Participants will create a personalized sketchbook. This workshop includes creating the book from scratch as well as th eartwork for the covers of the sketchbook.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

About the Instructor

Stephanie Woody-Groshelle is a life long visual artist and educator. She specializes in drawing,

painting and printmaking. She graduated from University of Leeds in England with a masters in

painting, and Lindenwood University with a masters in art history and visual culture. Stephanie

enjoys a creating works in her studio, and facilitating a space for people to enjoy a shared

experience in creating artworks.

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Intro to BAllroom

April 3rd - April 24th

Wednesdays, 6pm - 7pm

Ages 18+

$125 per couple

 

We can’t think of a better night out for you and somebody you care about. Music, dancing and fun are guaranteed. Explore the world of Latin and Ballroom dancing with such styles as swing, salsa, foxtrot, rumba, merengue, and more.  You and a partner will learn the basics of social dancing and be prepared for your next wedding or event.  No more chair dancing for you!

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About the Instructor

Originally from San Bernardino, California Justin began dancing at the age of 7. He grew up competing on the east coast and west coast winning national awards along the way. After high school he was a professional dancer for the cruise line industry for 6 years; working for Holland America, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean. During that time he was dance captain and company manager of up to 16 cast members. Justin performed in shows featuring themes from Las Vegas to Broadway where he traveled the globe. On land, Justin has worked for Arthur Murray International teaching and competing in the genre of ballroom, he was trained by world winning international Latin and Smooth champions. Justin is certified in tap and jazz through Dance Masters of America. He has choreographed high school and community theatre, judged show choir and dance competitions and most recently he is working with Hickory Community Theatre last season. Justin is currently a doctor of physical therapy and is working towards blending the art and science of human movement.

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Custom Wedding Dances

Ages 18+

$200 for three 55-minute lessons

 

Imagine a custom wedding dance to the song and style of your choice. Make a lasting impression for your first dance as newlyweds. You are in good hands with over 25 years of teaching and choreography experience. 

Use all three lessons for you and your partner or two for you and one for your friends and family so everybody looks good on the dance floor.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

About the Instructor

Originally from San Bernardino, California Justin began dancing at the age of 7. He grew up competing on the east coast and west coast winning national awards along the way. After high school he was a professional dancer for the cruise line industry for 6 years; working for Holland America, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean. During that time he was dance captain and company manager of up to 16 cast members. Justin performed in shows featuring themes from Las Vegas to Broadway where he traveled the globe. On land, Justin has worked for Arthur Murray International teaching and competing in the genre of ballroom, he was trained by world-winning international Latin and Smooth champions. Justin is certified in tap and jazz through Dance Masters of America. He has choreographed high school and community theatre, judged show choir and dance competitions and most recently he is working with Hickory Community Theatre last season. Justin is currently a doctor of physical therapy and is working towards blending the art and science of human movement.

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You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

Qigong for a healthy back 

April 9 - April 30

Tuesdays 10 -10:45 am

Ages 18+

$40 per student for series

$15 per session

Qigong is a simple, easy-to-learn, done by everyone at any fitness level, over 4,000-year-old moving meditation from ancient China. It incorporates breath, movement, and mindfulness to improve physical health and vitality, balance emotions, and focus the mind. Qigong slows the aging process by clearing stress, increasing strength, flexibility, and balance, and helping prevent and heal disease. Qigong promotes a supple spine and brings healing energy to all parts of the body. 

 

Participants will perform simple, easy-to-follow movements to help release stress, strengthen the body, improve flexibility and balance, and center emotions and the mind. Participants will engage in movements to activate energy, and to release tension, followed by slow graceful mindful movements that foster a state of relaxed meditative “flow.”

About the Instructor

Kare Strong is a certified Holden Qigong instructor. Her two lifelong interests are nurturing health and creativity. She believes that feeling well in our bodies, hearts, and minds are the essential ingredient for a deep sense of well-being. She believes that human beings are by nature joyful and hopes that each of us may recover some of the joy that so often gets misplaced with the passing of childhood. She loves learning about nutrition, most especially the health benefits of a plant-based diet.   Kare has been a primary school teacher, a poet, and a singer-songwriter with 3 published albums of songs for the young at heart. Presently she is immersed in oil painting and the art of Qigong. Kare says she feels certain she will be both painting and practicing Qigong for the rest of her life.

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Springtime Collagraph Printing

Saturday, April 20

10am-1pm

Ages 18+

$50 per student (supplies included)

 

Participants will use a variety of textures to create a surface for both printing, and an independent work of art. This workshop will guide participants through the entire collagraph process. This includes choosing imagery and materials, assembling the printing plate, and producing images on paper. Students will use colors and styles that suits their personal aesthetic.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

About the Instructor

Stephanie Woody-Groshelle is a life long visual artist and educator. She specializes in drawing,

painting and printmaking. She graduated from University of Leeds in England with a masters in

painting, and Lindenwood University with a masters in art history and visual culture. Stephanie

enjoys a creating works in her studio, and facilitating a space for people to enjoy a shared

experience in creating artworks.

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