Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center Begins New Year with New Series of Classes in Painting, Pottery, Music, and Dance



The coming year brings with it many new opportunities to experience the creative expression at the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center. Starting in January 2018, the Center will offer new sessions of classes in painting and pottery as well as the return of their popular ballroom dance class series.

Monday Evening Pottery with Sally Warren

Instructor, Sally Warren of Mud Dauber studios in Statesville, will begin a new six-week session of pottery classes for adults starting on Monday, January 15, 2018. Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at the Center’s Educational Complex pottery studio (70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County).

Classes will appeal to beginner or advanced students, who will enjoy instruction in hand building and will have the opportunity to learn at the pottery wheel. Cost for the full session is affordably priced at $50.00 for the public and $45.00 for Center members. Cost includes instructor, studio time, tools, glazes, wheel, bisque firing and glaze firing. An additional materials fee of $15.00 covers the cost of a 25 lb bag of clay, which will be used during the classes. Registration is required and may be made by calling (828) 632-6966.

Ballroom Dance Class with Dirk Myers, II

Renowned ballroom dance instructor, Dirk Myers, II will lead an exciting new session of advanced classes at the Center’s Educational Complex beginning Monday, January 8, 2018. This eight-week class series will offer enthusiastic instruction in ballroom dance steps that will help students learn to dance like a star.

Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30pm until 7:30pm at the Hiddenite Center’s Educational Complex, which is located at 70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County. Cost for enrollment in the full 8-week session is $100 for the public and $95.00 for Hiddenite Center members payable at the beginning of the first class. The class is open to individuals and to couples.

Class space is limited and early registration is encouraged. To register for this popular series of ballroom dance classes with Dirk Myers, II, call (828) 632-6966.

Adult Oil Painting with Martha Burgin

A new session of adult oil painting classes with instructor, Martha Burgin, will begin February 7, 2018. Classes are held on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am until 12noon at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County). Cost for the full session is $45 for the public and $40 for members of the Center. The classes are well suited to beginners and experienced painters. Students are asked to bring their own paints and materials. To register, call the Center at (828) 632-6966


Art After School with Martha Burgin

This popular class series returns on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 with a new session of weekly lessons for children 8 years of age through adulthood. Some materials are required. Classes are held each Tuesday evening from 4pm – 5pm and 5:30pm – 6:30pm at the Center’s Educational Complex ( 70 Hiddenite Church Road). Registration is $40 per month per student. Call (828) 632-6966 to join the class.

Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM)

New JAM classes begin Tuesday, January 9, 2018. This six-week session offers youth classes on Tuesday evenings from 4pm – 5pm and adult classes from 5pm – 6pm at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road). Registration cost is $30 per student. Classes are instructed by Veda Bafford, Sam Childs, & Chad Ritchie. Call 828-632-6966 to register.

To learn more about the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center call (828) 632-6966, email info@hiddenitearts.org 

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org.

Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center events, exhibits, and programs are made possible in part through the generous funding of Alexander County government, the Town of Taylorsville, the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, Duke Energy, the Catawba Valley Community Foundation, and the Friends of the Center membership program. The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible.