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For any of questions about the workshops, contact Community Outreach Coordinator Alena Applerose at 828.765.0524 or alena@toeriverarts.org. Participants must wear cloth face coverings over the nose and mouth and properly socially distance during workshops.

Second Tuesday Life Drawing

Let’s draw together! Bring your favorite drawing implements and surfaces, or use ours, and let’s spend the evening in the Toe River Arts Owen Gallery in Spruce Pine, sharing tips and tricks and improving our drawing skills. We’ll work with live-clothed models and still-life setups.

When: Every second Tuesday, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Owen Gallery, Spruce Pine, NC
Workshop & materials fee:

  • $12 – Single class – General Public
  • $10 – Single class- Current Toe River Arts Members & Donors
  • $50 – 5 class punch card – General Public
  • $40 – 5 class punch card- Current Toe River Arts Members & Donors
  • $95 – 10 class punch card – General Public
  • $75 – 10 class punch card – Current Toe River Arts Members & Donors

Upcoming dates: June 13, July 11, August 15, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12

Register here.

Countertop Catch-All Baskets with Bridget VanRemortel

Join Bridget for a day of learning about traditional Appalachian basketry while weaving your very own Countertop Catch-All basket.

“I have always loved creating with my hands in one way or another. I love to create with color and make something that is functional and useful. I enjoy being able to make something that can be used every day and fill a need.” – Bridget VanRemortel

When: September 2, 2023, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery, Spruce Pine, NC
Workshop & materials fee: $65 general public; $55 artist members & donors* (*members & donors must be current at the promotional level)

Register here.


Due to uncertainties created by COVID-19, we are no longer able to offer refunds for any workshop unless we can fill your spot. We will extend a 24-hour grace period immediately following the purchase of a workshop where a refund will be issued if requested by the student. Beyond that 24-hour grace period, refunds will not be issued under any circumstance. If you are issued a refund a check will be mailed for all your workshop fees minus a 3% processing fee.


Toe River Arts encourages collaboration in service of our mission and reserves the right to decide when and with whom we will have community partners. The reasons for these collaborations include boosting organizational efficiency, and effectiveness and assisting our community and partners with the sharing of resources, information, and ideas. Toe River Arts hopes these partnerships create a stronger group of organizations that can advance their stated missions and common objectives more effectively.


Mayland Community College – Small Business Center

In collaboration with Toe River Arts, Mayland Community College’s Small Business Center has the following lineup of classes that are art-focused for those in an arts-related field and seeking more information about the arts—marketing, bookkeeping, sales, just getting started. All classes are held at the Arts Resource Center [ARC] in Spruce Pine [above the Toe River Arts Gallery; entrance in back] on Wednesday, but please note the times. Classes are FREE, but you must register.

Click here to access classes.

Please go to MCC Small Business Center, search for your class by location and date, and click the “Register” link. You can also contact Allen Cook at 828.766.1295 or tcook@mayland.edu.