Explore new art forms, mediums and techniques with a fresh slate of art classes at Piedmont Arts. The museum offers art classes year-round for seniors, adults and families, led by popular instructors like Ed Gowen, Alisha Bennett and artists from Studio 107.

To register for an art class, visit PiedmontArts.org or call 276.632.3221. Advanced registration is required.

 

Barn Quilt Painting

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

1 – 3 pm • Piedmont Arts

$35 Members • $40 Non-members

Paint a 12 in. x 12 in. Barn quilt with instructor Lisa Martin. Participants choose from six design options prior to class. All supplies provided.

Drizzle + Drink

Burn + Blow

Friday, October 11, 2019 • 6 – 9 pm • Piedmont Arts

Adult Class

$35 Members • $40 Non-members

Not an artist? That’s okay. No skill is required for acrylic paint pouring with instructor Alisha Bennett. Just be ready to have fun. Drizzle + Drink: Burn + Blow will focus on Funnel Drag along with use of a straw and a blowtorch. Smocks or old clothes encouraged. Guests may bring drinks, snacks or dinner to enjoy during class. Registration closes 48 hours prior to class.

Strainer Things

Friday, November 8, 2019 • 6 – 9 pm • Piedmont Arts

Adult Class

$35 Members • $40 Non-members

Not an artist? That’s okay. No skill is required for acrylic paint pouring with instructor Alisha Bennett. Just be ready to have fun. Drizzle + Drink: Strainer Things will focus on how to pour through a variety of “holey” items. Smocks or old clothes encouraged. Guests may bring drinks, snacks or dinner to enjoy during class. Registration closes 48 hours prior to class.

Holiday Mixology

Friday, December 13, 2019 • 6 – 9 pm • Piedmont Arts

Adult Class

$35 Members • $40 Non-members

Not an artist? That’s okay. No skill is required for acrylic paint pouring with instructor Alisha Bennett. Just be ready to have fun. Drizzle + Drink: Holiday Mixology will offer a mix of previously taught techniques. Smocks or old clothes encouraged. Guests may bring drinks, snacks or dinner to enjoy during class. Registration closes 48 hours prior to class.

Artspiration: Studio with Karen Despot

Thursdays • 1:30 – 4:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

$30 Members • $35 Non-members

Already an artist but would love a little guidance? Spend studio time working in acrylic, oil or colored pencil with artist Karen Despot and fellow students. All supplies provided.

Artspiration: Senior Studio

Tuesdays • 10 am – 12 pm • Piedmont Arts

Free to Members • $5 for Non-members

During Artspiration: Senior Studio, seniors are invited to paint together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space for seniors to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Non-members pay at the door.

Artspiration: Kids

Fundamentals of Painting

Saturday, September 7, 2019 • 1 – 3 pm • Piedmont Arts

Ages 10 – 12

$30 Member • $35 Non-member

Practice the basic painting techniques, brush use, color and composition development with instructor Charles Hill. All supplies provided.

Fundamentals of Drawing

Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 1 – 3 pm • Piedmont Arts

Ages 10 – 12

$30 Member • $35 Non-member

Practice the basics of drawing people and animals with instructor Charles Hill. All supplies provided.

Painting with Ed Gowen

Warm Day in the Hills

Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 9 am – 3:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Adult Class

$75 Member • $85 Non-member

Learn to paint an original oil painting with instructor Ed Gowen. All supplies provided.

Christmas Candle

Thursday, November 7, 2019 • 9 am – 3:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Adult Class

$75 Member • $85 Non-member

Learn to paint an original oil painting with instructor Ed Gowen. All supplies provided.

Twilight Beauty

Thursday, December 5, 2019 • 9 am – 3:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Adult Class

$75 Member • $85 Non-member

Learn to paint an original oil painting with instructor Ed Gowen. All supplies provided.

 

Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum in Martinsville, Virginia that inspires and engages the diverse Martinsville-Henry County community and surrounding areas through visual arts, performing arts and arts education. Piedmont Arts is a statewide partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Piedmont Arts programming is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Piedmont Arts is located at 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm. Admission is free. Learn more at PiedmontArts.org.