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TOE RIVER ARTS | WORKSHOPS

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.

2024 Life Drawing at Toe River Arts 

We had such a great time drawing together last year that we’re continuing our Second Tuesday Life Drawing Series in 2024.  

Bring your favorite drawing implements and surfaces or use the provided materials, and let’s spend an evening each month drawing together. We’ll alternate months between clothed live models and still life set-ups, engage in thoughtful discussion about technique, have some guest artists share their tips and tricks, and improve our observational drawing skills together.  Come once or twice or every month! 

Ages 16+ (guardian consent needed for those under 18) 

When: Second Tuesdays from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $10 per class (members), $12 per class (non-members)

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/72SXJTRt-aHPUVSSzx9lkg 

Upcoming dates: May 14, Jun. 11, Jul. 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10

Spring Baskets with Bridget VanRemortel

Join basket maker and Toe River Artist Bridget VanRemortel for a day of colorful spring basket making. Participants will learn to weave a small, useful, handled basket while learning special techniques for color blocking and color patterning.

When: March 23, 2024, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $65

Paper Making with Iris Rountree

Join paper artist Iris Rountree for a morning of making your very own, custom, handmade paper.

When: April 13, 2024, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $35

Needle Felted Brooch with Alena Applerose

Join local artist Alena Applerose for a morning learning about the traditional craft of needle felting. We’ll cover the basics of tools and techniques all while making your very own flower brooch. A great activity to share with Mom. Ages 12+ welcome with an adult participant.

When: May 4, 2024, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $35

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/J-DzAGvXRRDdBegSfUSBcg

Introduction to Art Summer Camp with Alena Applerose

This week-long summer camp will offer participants aged 8+ a chance to explore the basics of art with lessons and activities including drawing, painting, sculpting & weaving. This camp will take place in the Owen Gallery, upstairs at Toe River Arts in Spruce Pine. Ages 8+.

When: June 10 – 14, 2024, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $100 per week

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/e81PjYnhtxopWdKy3QtsMQ

Paint & Sip with Ivayla Gueorgiev

Join painter and Toe River artist Ivaylo Gueorgiev for an evening of painting instruction and delicious summertime drinks.

In contrast to the conventional Paint and Sip format, Ivaylo’s approach to teaching this class diverges towards a more engaging and creatively liberating experience. Rather than following the typical template of replicating a painting, participants will be introduced to the realm of abstract art as an inspirational starting point. Beginning with a journey through art history, attendees will gain insight into the evolution and diversity of abstraction. Through demonstrations of various painting techniques, participants will be equipped with the tools to explore their own artistic visions. This departure from imitation towards personal expression fosters a deeper appreciation for art history while empowering individuals to embrace their creativity and produce unique artworks.

When: June 13, 2024, 5:30 pm – 8 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $35

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/SCbwEnYQa57qptrJU0heXw

Paper Camp with Alena Applerose

In this week-long camp, Toe River artist and art educator, Alena Applerose will lead participants ages 8+ in creating artwork using different techniques with paper. We’ll even have guest paper artist Iris Rountree join us for handmade papermaking.

When: June 24 – 28, 2024, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $100 per week

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/967NNlmBpMkZheiJln536Q 

Statement Necklaces with Alena Applerose

When: July 13, 2024, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $35

Introduction to Print Making with Claudia Dunaway Richards

When: August 10, 2024, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $55

Marbling on Cloth with Alena Applerose

When: September 21, 2024, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $55

Reed Trivets with Bridget VanRemortel

When: October 5, 2024, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $45

“Charmed, I’m Sure”: Wine Glass Charm Sets with Alena Applerose

When: November 23, 2024, 3 pm – 5 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $35

Paper Star Garlands with Alena Applerose

When: December 7, 2024, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $15

WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY

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 PARTNERSHIP STATEMENT

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.