Event Date: 08/25/2018   Event Time: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Asheville is known for its vibrant arts community and now you, too, can become an artist—and take home a unique memento of the city! We've put together three of our most popular craft experiences for you to choose from! 12:30-3:30 PM: Locker Hooked Coaster. Locker hooking has been practiced in the Appalachian Mountains since the 19th century. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to take colorful batik fabrics and a beautiful ceramic tile made by local artist Carolyn Kinnison and turn them into a unique piece of art that’s both pretty and practical! 1:30-4:00 PM: Decoupage Picture Frame. Try your hand at decoupage by making a personalized picture frame. It’s a great way to capture a special moment! Your frame can highlight Asheville or just about 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! 2:30-5:30 PM: Wirework Pendant Necklace. Learn how to make wirework jewelry by creating a stunning cabochon 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!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 08/28/2018   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Tuesdays 3-5:30pm August 28- October 2 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 of functional pottery and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. We will also cover the basics of glazing in order to create food safe pots you can use at home. Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner Tuition: $235 + $35 Lab Fee https://www.odysseyclayworks.com/classes/adult-classes/

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/28/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm August 28- October 2 These two popular forms offer endless possibilities of expression to the clay artist. In this intermediate level class, we will use the potter’s wheel to create our forms, then focus on creating a unique surface that reflects your individuality. Through demonstrations and practice on our own test tiles, we will cover surface design including mishima (slip inlay), painting, and sgraffito carving. There will also be a heavy emphasis on handle making, as we seek to create forms that are both beautiful, and easy to use. Level: Intermediate and Advanced Tuition: $255 + $35 Lab Fee https://www.odysseyclayworks.com/classes/adult-classes/

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/30/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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An informal monthly gathering of artists, writers, musicians and art patrons.

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362 Depot Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/30/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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Thursdays 11am-1:30pm August 30- October 4 Have you ever wanted to scale up the size of your work, but weren’t sure how? The sky is the limit in this class, so let’s go big! Join Mac McCusker as you learn to make large, freestanding floor vases with slabs and coils. You can then theme your piece by adding imagery to the leather hard clay. Demonstrations will include experimenting with carving, additive methods, surface design, sgraffito, underglazes, and the use of decals to achieve a visually stunning finished piece. All skill levels are welcome. Level: All Levels Tuition: $255 + $35 Lab Fee https://www.odysseyclayworks.com/classes/adult-classes/

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/01/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 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: 09/07/2018   Event Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Event dates: #11 Friday, September 7 #12 Friday, September 21 #13 Friday, October 26 #14 Friday, November 16 #15 Friday, December 7 Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you’re not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here! Even if you’ve never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome Tuition: $55 Per person, per night

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/07/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s September show, “Life Is Art,” will feature the work of Michelle Hamilton. Her colorful encaustics use the textural capabilities of the medium to give meaning to abstraction. The show runs September 1-30 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-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, September 7, 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. Of the title of her show the artist says, “Art can be what you do. How you dress, start a business, decorate your home, how you prepare a meal or host a dinner party. Even how you love someone. That is how I’ve always felt about my life. When I create, especially my encaustic work, it brings out a deeper sense of myself. One where I can truly be me without any hesitations. To be insentient of time even. It is truly a gift from the universe.” Hamilton says that her art education has been varied, but mostly self-taught. “Traveling and observing different cultures and their art has been very inspiring to me. Everything from Japanese fashion to Tim Burton has influenced my work, but my primary muse is nature (not surprising, considering the breathtaking beauty here in the Appalachian Mountains). I don’t limit myself to one particular theme because it’s good to be mutable in creativity, always growing and changing along with the work and proficiency with the materials.” Michelle explored many different mediums before trying encaustics. She describes this discovery, “like falling in love for the first time all over again; the versatile nature of encaustics allows me to delve into mixed media and texture, which opens my mind and makes me even more passionate about art.” Hamilton’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members, will be on display and for sale through the month of September. 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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