Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Beginner Wheel Throwing #1 with Mac McCusker Summer Session #1 Saturdays 10am-12:30pm May 26- June 23 With an emphasis on ceramic tableware, this class is a perfect introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel. We will explore the fundamental forms for functional pottery and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. We will also cover the basics of glazing to finish with food safe pots you can use at home. Classes will include demonstrations and plenty of hands-on time with one-on-one guidance. Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/01/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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“Color Our World” for June at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s June show, “Color Our World,” will feature the work of Reda Kay whose use of vividly bold color and symbolism captures the essence of time and place. The show runs June 1-30 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, June 1, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. The artist’s personal expression is her abstracted, mysterious landscapes. Having traveled to all seven continents, she says she has had a variety of colors, images, and perspectives to choose from for her paintings. Her art materials are acrylic and mixed media on canvas which allows her to incorporate rich textures in her work. “I believe painting abstractly can be riskier and more challenging. Non-objective images leave it to the viewer to discover the content, which invites them to be more involved” Kay says she enjoys experimenting with materials, which keeps her excited about going into her studio. “I begin using a minimum of three colors from my palette, but my process is not planned. There isn’t a lot of conscious thought to what I want to express even though I may have some vague unconscious idea about it.” She considers herself an “accidental artist.” Although her mother was an artist, as was her son, she didn’t grow up studying art. Her interest began when she moved to Asheville in 1993 and took a watercolor class “for fun.” She soon chose to study painting, attending workshops, and setting up a studio in the home that she shares with her partner, Ellen. The artist was juried into Asheville Gallery of Art in 2000. "I consider it a privilege to have my art work seen, to matter, to know that what I feel, and what I paint is meaningful to those who collect my work.” Asheville Gallery of Art and Miya Gallery in Weaverville exhibit her work, which can be also found in private collections in the USA and Internationally. Kay’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of June. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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82 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/02/2018   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Have you always wanted to paint, but didn’t think you had the talent? Or are you a painter, but enjoy exploring new ways to play with color? If so, join Purple Crayon's founder, Pam Robbins, as she shows you how to turn a few small bundles of wool into a beautiful fiber painting! Wet felting, the process of applying water to layers of wool and repeatedly agitating them until the fibers weave together, has become very popular in the past few years. And it’s easy to understand why: it’s fun, easy, and versatile—and you're almost guaranteed to produce something you’ll be proud to display, even on your first try! In this two-hour introductory class, you may choose to create a specific image, such as a landscape, or make something completely abstract. The only requirement is that you have a good time!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 06/04/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Have you always wanted to experiment with mixed media but didn’t know where to start? In this fascinating, two-part workshop, we’ll show you how! In Part 1, we’ll explore multiple ways to create materials to use in your projects. First, we’ll play with photo transfers: a great way to add images to altered books, collage, and fiber crafts. You’ll learn several simple techniques to transfer images from photocopies and magazines to paper and cloth. Then, we’ll show you how to “age” papers and fabric using household items, such as tea and coffee. In Part 2, you'll turn a children’s board book into a unique family memento for yourself or someone you love. ​We’ll start by discussing how to select adhesives and other supplies for your board book. Next, you’ll learn how to prepare your board book and embellish it. You’ll spend the rest of the workshop adding papers, transfers, fabric, stitching, mica, objects, images, and text to your masterpiece. Finally, we’ll cover ways to complete your book and seal the pages to protect them.​ ​Participants may take one or both parts of the workshop.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 06/07/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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hur June 7th, 10-4 $165 includes all wax, bezel setting, solder, soldering irons and soldering setups an other items needed! Participants will create one fine premade bezel piece and up to three soldered pendants, 1” wide and up to 3” long. Use wax, metal and small inclusions you may wish to bring such as dried flowers, small inspirational words, bits of collage/decorative papers, or small charms. Learn fantastic skills and have fun in this exciting new class at 310 ART. (Extra materials will be available for purchase should you wish to create more)

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/09/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Sat & Sun, June 9 & 10 10-3 Sat, 10-1 Sun This is a great way to create enchanting, mystical mixed media pieces! The Wabi-Sabi aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". Embrace the flow of something beautiful during the class. Excellent class for beginners! Collage papers, permanent pens, various inks and acrylics will be shared with the class. (If you bring extra, bring natural fiber decorative papers, vintage priced, ephemera, patterned paper, handwritten paper... your choice! You can never have enough paper!) Bring four cradled wood boards 8 x 8 - 1.5" to 2" deep, scissors, and one small bottle of Liquatex gel medium matt. Be sure to bring lunch!

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/09/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Jonas Gerard will be giving a Painting Performance on the Second Saturday in June at his Riverview Station Gallery #144 on Saturday, June 9th at 2pm. Visitors are welcome to attend this free event and contribute to the creative energy as Jonas incorporates an eclectic mix of music to set the tone for his spontaneous, expressive, process painting.

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191 Lyman St., Suite 144 , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 06/09/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Purple Crayon offers affordable studio space for women hobby artists, rental space for creativity-centered events, and a variety of arts and crafts workshops and events. Come see what all the excitement is about!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 06/11/2018 - 06/15/2018   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/16/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Sat & Sun, June 16 & 17, 10:00-4:00 both days $325 includes materials - all bookbinding supplies and tools and all encaustic materials and tools. Just come with your lunch! Encaustic journals with wax + paper + thread! Combine encaustic with bookbinding to create unique journals. We will explore mixed media encaustic techniques and make a multitude of small works to be used as journal covers. We will sew these into blank journals using historical Coptic binding. Your books will be ready for creative meanderings!

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/16/2018   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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A photograph is a great way to capture a memory—but displaying it in a frame that also captures the moment makes it even more special! Decoupage, the art of cutting out and adhering paper images to a surface, has had a big resurgence recently, and it's easy to see why. It’s fun and economical (it’s a great way to make ordinary objects extraordinary, or give new life to old, worn out objects), and almost anyone can produce a beautiful piece of art with minimal effort. In this workshop, you’ll create a decoupage picture frame that captures something meaningful for you. Your frame can highlight Asheville—and, for tourists, would make a wonderful, handmade souvenir—or pretty much anything you can think of: another city, a person, a feeling, etc. If you can picture it, you can “paint” it with just a little glue and paper!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 06/23/2018   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Looking for the perfect, personalized gift to give a friend or loved one? Or, if you’re visiting, searching for that perfect Asheville souvenir? How about a picture pendant necklace? You can put pretty much anything inside the pendant: a photograph, drawing, or even a magazine clipping! We’ll show you how to do it—and we’ll teach you how to create a beautiful, wirework beaded chain to go with it! All materials and tools will be supplied, but you can bring your own image if you prefer. Just make sure It will fit in a 1” round pendant tray. (You can use our 1” circular punch to make an exact cut.) Either way, you’ll walk away with a stunning, handmade treasure!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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