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!

Creation Class: Make Your Photos POP!

Class Instructor: Allan Zacher

Class Title: Make Your Photos POP!

Class Description:  This digital photography class will cover various aspects of the art, including understanding and acquiring equipment, creating impactful images, and ordering high-quality prints. The main focus will be on obtaining equipment affordably and producing exceptional photographs. It is assumed that students have a basic understanding of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

Throughout the course, we will explore different camera brands, methods for acquiring equipment, and the use of Mac computer software to enhance photography skills. Students will learn about post-processing and image modification using computers and various software packages. It is recommended that students have access to and are familiar with Mac computers.

By the end of the class, students will have the knowledge and skills needed to become better photographers and create stunning images.

Duration: 2 hours

Time & Date: Monday, June 3 from 1 – 3 pm

Class Location: Folkmoot Room A-11. 112 Virginia Ave. Building B, Waynesville, NC 28786 

Class Cost: $35.00

For ages 18+

Creation Class: Skateboard Deck Design

Class Instructor: Clay Sayre

Class Title: Skateboard Deck Design

Class Objectives: Students will learn about skateboard design by exploring graffiti fonts and appliques as part of creating a finished skateboard deck.  They will use a myriad of skills, materials, and techniques as part of the process. 

Class Description:  The class will cover the following in order to complete a finished board! The wooden skateboard decks are provided!

Duration: 2 hours per class, four classes

Time & Date: Tuesday, June 4 – Friday, June 7, from 10 am – 12 pm

Class Location: Folkmoot Room A-11. 112 Virginia Ave. Building B, Waynesville, NC 28786 

Class Cost: $125.00

For ages 12+

Creation Class: SOLD OUT

Class Instructor: Clay Sayre

Class Title: Drawing Caricatures 

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: Monday, June 10  from 10 am – 12 pm

Class Location: Folkmoot Room A-11. 112 Virginia Ave. Building B, Waynesville, NC 28786 

Class Cost: $25.00

For ages 12+

Creation Class: 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, June 11 from 5:30 – 7:30

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

Class Cost: $45.00

For ages 18+

Creation Class: Painted Coffee Mugs

Class Instructor: Barbara Brook

Class Title: Painted Coffee Mugs

Class Description: You will choose two coffee mugs. Then, artist, Barbara Brook, will guide you through various techniques to help you design and paint unique, personalized coffee mugs that you will cherish for years to come. All materials will be provided for you.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Time & Date: Monday, June 24 from 5:30 – 7 pm

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

Class Cost: $25.00

For ages 18+

Creation Class: 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: Friday, June 28 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+

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! 

Tickets are made available closer to the class date. Sign up for our newsletter on the homepage to receive the most up-to-date offerings. 

Wednesday, July 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Creative & Calm: An Introduction to Neurographic Art

Saturday, July 27 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Naturally Dyed Bandannas

Wednesday, August 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Creative & Calm: An Introduction to Neurographic Art

Monday, August 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Handpainted Wine Glasses

 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

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!