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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

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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.

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Kid’s Summer Art Camp
COMING IN 2020

Pottery Classes

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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.

Tuesday 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
7:30pm-8:30pm

Each six-week session of classes is held on Monday evenings.
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!