Creation Classes brought to you by Haywood County Arts Council

Unleash your creativity, regardless of your skill level! Our Creation Classes are developed and led by our talented HCAC artists, covering a variety of mediums including fused glass, painting, and jewelry making. Learn a new skill or simply unwind in a fun and engaging environment. Let your imagination run wild and create something amazing with us!

Creative & Calm: An Introduction to Neurographic Art

Class Instructor: Sheri Friedman

Class Title: Creative & Calm: An Introduction to Neurographic Art

Class Objectives:  In this class, participants will learn the concepts and techniques of neurographic art, and will create one drawing utilizing this application.

Class Description: The class will begin with a short description of the concepts behind creating art using this technique as well as viewing some examples created by the instructor. Materials, which will consist of Sharpie markers, art board, and art markers will be distributed. A short moment of focus and intention for the piece will start the session. Neurographic drawing requires no previous art experience but can be used to great effect by both novice and skilled artists. It is a wonderfully creative practice that is both mentally relaxing and rewarding and which can help free up both creative and emotional blocks.

Duration: 2 hours

Time & Date: Tuesday, July 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Class Location: Haywood Handmade Gallery, 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville NC 28786

Class Cost: $45.00

For ages 18+

Subtractive Charcoal Portraits

Class Instructor: Clay Sayre

Class Title: Subtractive Charcoal Portraits

Class Description: Using charcoal and erasers to create the different values in a realistic portrait! Using both vine and compressed charcoal, explore the art of subtractive portrait drawing. This is a great intuitive process, that does not rely on advanced portrait drawing skills.

Duration: 2 hours 

Time & Date: Thursday, July 25  from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Class Location: Haywood Handmade Gallery, 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville NC 28786 

Class Cost: $25.00

For ages 16+

Naturally Dyed Bandannas

Class Instructor: Jason Pierson

Class Title:  Naturally Dyed Bandannas

Class Objectives:  In this workshop, participants will experience the magic of natural dyes, creating two one-of-a-kind dyed bandannas.

Class Description: Participants will experiment with basic tie-dye and shibori techniques to fold, roll, bind, or manipulate lightweight organic cotton bandannas. Multiple natural dye pots will be available, for different color options. The tied/bound bandannas will simmer for an hour, while we discuss some of the principles and basics of naturally dyeing fabric at home. Participants will leave with 2 dyed bandannas, which they can wash and wear for years to come!

Duration: 2 hours

Time & Date: Saturday, July 27 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Class Location: Haywood Handmade Gallery, 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville NC 28786 (Deck facing Wall Street)

Class Cost: $45.00

Please Note: Participants should wear comfortable, casual clothing. There is a possibility of dye transfer onto clothing while working, so clothing that can get dirty/stained would be most appropriate. All supplies will be provided.

For ages 12+

Paint & Sip: Moon Mushrooms

Class Objectives: Participants will paint an acrylic painting of a magical scene based on the example provided by the instructor.

Class Description: The class is for a social as well as creative experience. Participants will gather and receive instructions on the technical aspects of the painting and view a finished example and an example that the instructor will work on in real-time. Painting stations will be set up prior to class with all the supplies arranged at each place setting. Paint will be distributed after the initial instructions and will be replenished along with water as the class progresses. Brushes, paints, easels, canvasses, and water cups will be provided by the instructor. All skill levels are encouraged and welcome and the focus is on fun. Beverages will be available.

Location: The Green Room at Frog Level Brewery, 56 Commerce St, Waynesville, NC 28786

Duration: 2 hours

Time & Date: Monday, August 5 from 7 – 9 pm

Class Cost: $35.00

For ages 21 +

Please Note: Creation Class registration is non-refundable. Please make sure you can attend before registering!

Creative & Calm: An Introduction to Neurographic Art

Class Instructor: Sheri Friedman

Class Title:  Creative & Calm: An Introduction to Neurographic Art

Class Objectives:  In this class, participants will learn the concepts and techniques of neurographic art, and will create one drawing utilizing this application.

Class Description: The class will begin with a short description of the concepts behind creating art using this technique as well as viewing some examples created by the instructor. Materials, which will consist of Sharpie markers, art board, and art markers will be distributed. A short moment of focus and intention for the piece will start the session. Neurographic drawing requires no previous art experience but can be used to great effect by both novice and skilled artists. It is a wonderfully creative practice that is both mentally relaxing and rewarding and which can help free up both creative and emotional blocks.

Duration: 2 hours

Time & Date:  Wednesday, August 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Class Location: Haywood Handmade Gallery, 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville NC 28786

Class Cost: $45.00

For ages 18+

Painted Wine Glasses

Class Instructor: Barbara Brook Class

Title: Painted Wine Glasses Class

Description: Participants will select their wine glasses. Then, artist, Barbara Brook, will guide you through various techniques to help you design and paint unique, personalized glasses that you will cherish for years or give as gifts. All materials are provided.

Duration: 1.5 hours Time &

Date: Monday, August 19 from 5:30 – 7 pm

Class Location: Haywood Handmade Gallery, 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville NC 28786 Class Cost: $25.00

For ages 18+

Drawing Caricatures (Humor and Art)

Class Instructor: Clay Sayre

Class Title: Drawing Caricatures (Humor and Art)

Class Description: Participants will learn the basics of drawing caricatures by exploring simplification, distortion, and exaggeration, as well as inking techniques and even adding color while laughing a lot! A healthy sense of humor is needed as well as very basic drawing skills.  We will be using pencil and ink, as well as soft pastels.

Duration: 2 hours 

Time & Date: Thursday, August 29  from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Class Location: Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Ave, Bldg B Room A6

Class Cost: $25.00

For ages 12+

Please Note: Creation Class registration is non-refundable. Please make sure you are able to attend before registering!

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If you choose to pay by check, please mail or drop off your donation at:
Haywood County Arts Council: 86 N. Main Street Waynesville, NC 28786

Upcoming Creation Classes:

More to be listed, check back soon! 

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 Sunday, September 15 from 10 am – 12:30 pm: Wabi-Sabi Hand Sewing

Thursday, September 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Leaf Monoprints

Wednesdays in September: Art for Anxious Mothers: Printmaking

Saturday, October 26 from 10 am – 12:30 pm: Hand-Stitched Meditation Scrolls

Wednesdays in October: Art for Anxious Mothers: Medium to be announced 

Saturday, November 2 from 10 am – 2 pm: Night Sky Print Parasols

Mondays in November: Art for Anxious Mothers: Medium to be announced 

Saturday, November 16 from 10 am – 12:30 pm: Night Sky Print Fans

Wednesday, December 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Holiday Cardmaking 

Thank you to Creation Class sponsor, Smoky Mountain News!