Experience the Arts with Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center Classes

At the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center, we believe that the arts play a vital role in every stage of personal development. Our classes for children, teens, adults, and senior adults are designed to enrich, educate, and inspire! The Center’s Educational Complex is home to the majority of our class offerings and features a full pottery studio, dance space, classrooms and open studio space for artists. In addition to classes at the Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center works with the Alexander County Schools, with schools in surrounding counties, and with community partners to provide residencies and arts education for students.

To learn more about Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center classes, to inquire about teaching a class, or to suggest a class we may want to offer in the future, please contact Director of Education, Allison Houchins – allison@hiddenitearts.org or Assistant to the Director of Education, Martha Burgin – martha@hiddenitearts.org

Visual Arts Classes


Adult Oil Painting
Instructor: Martha Burgin
10:30am – 12:30pm
Classes held at the Center’s Educational Complex 
(70 Hiddenite Church Road)
$45 for the full six-week session; $40 for Center members.


Kid’s Summer Art Camp 
Summer 2019
“Adventures in Art”

The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Annual Kid’s Summer Art Camp begins on July 9, 2019 and early registration is now open for students. Instructor, Martha Burgin has planned a six-week course of fun and innovative art projects designed to lead campers on an exciting journey of creative discovery.

Held on Tuesdays at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road), the Kid’s Summer Art Camp will be in session July 9th,16th, 23rd, 30th and August 6th and 13th.

Classes will offer a wide range of artistic mediums.

Classes for ages 4 – 8 (4 and 5 year old students must be accompanied by an adult during the class) are held from 10:00am until 12:00noon. Classes for students 9 and older are held from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.

Cost for attending the full six-week Summer Art Camp is only $60 per student (prepaid for all six sessions). Students can also enroll in single day classes for only $15 per class. Reservations are required for the Summer Art Camp and may be made by calling (828) 632-6966.

Art camp instructor and Hiddenite Arts & Heritage staff member, Martha Burgin, is a skillful art teacher with more than twenty-five years of experience. The Center’s Summer Art Camp is well suited to children who are just beginning to develop their creative skills, intermediate students, and advanced student artists alike.

Camp participants will be honored with a Meet the Artists reception on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road). Light refreshments will be served and works of art completed during the camp will be exhibited.

Pottery Classes


Monday Night Pottery for Adults
Instructor: Sally Warren
7:00pm -9 :00pm

Six-week session of classes held on Monday evenings in the pottery studio of the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road).

$50 for the full session; $45 for Center members; additional $15 materials fee for 25lb bag of clay.

Class tuition includes instruction, studio space, tools, glazes, and two kiln firings.
Registration is required; please call (828) 632-6966 to register.


Dirk Myers

Ballroom Dance Classes
Instructor: Dirk Myers, II
6:30pm – 7:20pm

Eight week session is held on Monday evenings at the Center’s Educational Complex
(70 Hiddenite Church Road).

$100 for the full session; $95 for Center members.

Line Dancing Class 
Instructor: Dirk Myers, II

Six-week session of classes will be held on Monday evenings beginning July 8, 2019.
Each class will be held at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County) from 7:30pm – 8:30pm.

$60 per person for the public or $55 for members of the Center.

To register or learn more, call class organizer, Martha Burgin, at the Center’s offices: (828) 632-6966.

Ongoing Monthly Classes with Community Partners

Art After School with Martha Burgin

Classes are held Tuesday evenings at the Center’s Educational Complex. Open to children ages 8 and older. Registration cost is $40 for the 4-week session. Call Martha Burgin at (828) 632-6966 to learn more.

Brushy Mountain Quilter’s Guild Monthly Meeting

Organized in 1986 in partnership with the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center, the Brushy Mountain Quilters Guild is seeking new membership in 2019.

The guild meets at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road) on the fourth Monday each month, beginning at 3:00pm.

The Guild was organized to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting. To learn more or to join, contact Guild President, Micki Earp at 828-632-6769 or Vice President Selena Harrington at 828-632-3995.

Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM)

Tuesdays from 4pm – 5pm (youth) and 5pm – 6pm (adults). $30 per student. Call Allison Houchins at (828) 632-6966 to learn more or register!