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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: Jul. 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10

Young Potters – On the Wheel

Join Toe River Artist Anna Early at High Country Ceramic Arts for two mornings of wheel throwing! Kids ages 7 and older will learn to throw on the pottery wheel. Materials & firing are included in the cost. Space is limited to 6 participants per session.

When: July 8 – 9, 2024, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: High Country Ceramic Arts
Cost: $150 per person

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/YNpqnaP_p14RStvgUdk6nw

Young Potters – Handmade for the Home

Join Toe River Artist Anna Early at High Country Ceramic Arts for three fun mornings of clay camp!
Kids ages 5 and older will make hand-built plates, bowls, and cups to use at home! Materials and firing are included in the cost.

When: July 10 – 12, 2024, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: High Country Ceramic Arts
Cost: $150 per person

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/010xCkBalNZhvmEtRlgWgQ

Beginner Wheel Throwing

Melanie Risch of High Country Ceramic Arts will lead this 2-day workshop introducing participants to wheel throwing. Learn how to center clay on the potter’s wheel, throw basic vessels, trim, carve, and decorate with underglaze. For ages 14+. Class size maximum 6.

When: July 13 – 14, 2024, 2 pm – 5 pm
Where: High Country Ceramic Arts
Cost: $200 per person

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/ePqjK9vcUJIH2aQv4t8ZxQ

Statement Necklaces with Alena Applerose

Human beings have been adorning their bodies with “jewelry” since the earliest times. We can find evidence of both very simplistic and very complex methods of creating these personal items. Everyone has their own unique style and individual aesthetic. Spend the morning creating your own personalized adornment in the form of a statement necklace. We’ll provide everything you need: beads, baubles, charms, findings, stringing materials, etc.

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

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/RYFi5KCr55_WPTiZXiuCWA

Young Potters – On the Wheel

Join Toe River Artist Anna Early at High Country Ceramic Arts for two mornings of wheel throwing! Kids ages 7 and older will learn to throw on the pottery wheel. Materials & firing are included in the cost. Space is limited to 6 participants per session.

When: July 18 – 19, 2024, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: High Country Ceramic Arts
Cost: $150 per person

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/bgRld03-cf1aIY8ZTu79fA

Hand-Building Clay

Join High Country Ceramic Arts artist Cheryl Munyan for two afternoons learning how to weave clay into trays and bowls out of clay. Underglazing and bisque firing is included. For ages 15+.

When: July 20 – 21, 2024, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: High Country Ceramic Arts
Cost: $200 per person

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/bgRld03-cf1aIY8ZTu79fA

Textiles Camp

This week-long summer camp will offer participants aged 8+ a chance to explore creating art with textiles. We will weave, dye, sew and learn about traditional and contemporary ways to create with fabric.

When: July 22 – 26, 2024, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $100 per person

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/KJImViXyxOqHHGB8Iu5-Ug

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

In this two-day class with Melanie Risch, learn how to take your throwing to the next level. We’ll cover lidded jars, closed forms, throwing off the hump, throwing taller/bigger pieces, throwing oval forms, how to make a good mug, and anything else the class is interested in learning about or improving on. This class is intended for people who know how to center clay and pull up walls, but who want to level up on their throwing skills in a guided group atmosphere. For ages 14+. Class size maximum 6.

When: July 27 – 28, 2024, 2 pm – 6 pm
Where: High Country Ceramic Arts
Cost: $200 per person

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/wQSLGywTFTgPm6f9zZPADw

Introduction to Print Making with Claudia Dunaway Richards

Are you interested in learning the basics of relief printing? Join Toe River Artist and printmaker, Claudia Dunaway Richards for an introductory workshop. In this workshop participants will learn about the necessary tools & techniques for planning, carving and printing while creating their own block and prints.

When: August 17, 2024, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Toe River Arts Owen Gallery
Cost: $55 per person includes instruction, block for carving, carving tools, paper & ink for printing

Register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/KYTCVO8X60sg42p9dTy2XA

Marbling on Cloth with Alena Applerose

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

Reed Trivets with Bridget VanRemortel

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

“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 per person

Paper Star Garlands with Alena Applerose

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

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.