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 (open flyer)

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


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