Classes Taught by Artist Members

Some of our artists are offering classes if you are interested in learning to paint, work with glass, make paper, work with wood or other creative media.

Hand Made Paper


Caryl Brt

I design and make items in a broad range of styles and types of wood in my studio in the Smoky Mountains.   I sometimes use recycled objects and like to dabble in metal-working, polymer clay and hand-made paper. Sometimes these sideline interests find their way to my work as adornments.



Gayle Haynie 

Along with working with stained glass, fused glass, mosaics in tile and glass, I offer one-on-one or group classes in my North Carolina studio. Much of my work is custom work and I welcome the challenge of designing personal art.

Christmas Ornament Class

Nourish your creative holiday spirit and join us for this fused glass ornament class. Layers of vibrant, luminous glass create sparkling holiday ornaments that will make your home, windows, or tree dazzle with art pieces that will last a lifetime.  Finished work is available for pick up 7 days after the class. These glass ornaments make great gifts. Come try it with a friend or make a new family tradition.

The $35.00 class fee includes two ornaments per person.

No prior glass experience needed. Contact Gayle Haynie for dates and times available.
828/246-0542 706/273-4629

Call it Crazy (quilting)

The class will be held Feb. 17, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Local Cloth 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville NC.

REGISTRATION:  $100 for members   $120 for non-members.

In this class we will explore  abstract application of fabric using wool, cotton and silk to a base. Seams will be embroidered, embellished and appliquéd to produce a block which can become part of a quilt or a wall art piece. We will enjoy a relaxed exploration of fabrics and hand-stitching The techniques learned can be added to any quilt or textile art. No experience or sewing machine needed.



Drawing & Painting

The Inspired Art Ministry, Inc. (IAM) offers art classes for adults in drawing and painting. All are welcome, including beginners through professional artists and all media are covered. Instructor Char Avrunin uses the Protiquetm  method of education, an uplifting, all inclusive type of teaching. IAM has been offering art classes at First Baptist Church, Waynesville, for the past 8 years. IAM also offers: a library of books, DVD’S and other materials for check out; field trips to museums, galleries and working artist studios; and an annual Art Show (part of the Apple Festival). Char also offers private lessons. Contact her at or visit the IAM website at


Betina Morgan Drawing Classes

Starting:  January 2018 – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

Location:  Haywood County Arts Council upstairs activity room

Time: 2 to 4 p.m. – Open classroom forum

Open to adults 18 years of age and beyond

Cost: $20 per two hour class


*Mandatory – Large 18” x 24” Drawing pad – (Strathmore offers an excellent drawing pad – 24 sheets for $18.60 on Amazon)

 *18” x 24” newsprint pad for quick sketches

*eraser of your choice – pink pearl works well

*several drawing pencils – ‘Ebony’ brand is preferred

Betina Morgan, BA Fine Art – College of New Jersey, will offer classes in improving drawing skill for those interested in improving their medium in the arts.  Skill in drawing is foundational to every other medium within the two dimensional art forum.  We will focus on understanding the basics of composition, how to define and render it for figure, portraiture, landscape, still life, and genre’ art. We will cover one and two dimensional applications, shadow, light, and reflected light in still life compositions, grid applications and mapping constructs for compositions.

A curriculum will be handed to you with course description upon you arrival to class.