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
10:00am – 12:00noon
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 2018

When:  2018 details coming soon!

Where: Hiddenite Arts’ Educational Complex
(70 Hiddenite Church Rd. in Alexander County).

Time: 10:00am until 12:00noon for students ages 4- 8; 1:00pm until 3:00pm for students ages 9 and older.

Cost: $60 per student (prepaid for all six sessions). Single day classes for only $15 per class.

Registration: Call (828) 632-6966 to register.

Each class will feature a project designed to help students discover their own unique talents. 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.
Email martha@hiddenitearts.org to learn more!

Pottery Classes


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

Six-week session of classes held on Monday and Tuesday 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.

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.

Square Dance Classes with the Emerald Squares
1st and 3rd Saturday evenings at the Center’s Educational Complex

Brushy Mountain Quilter’s Guild Monthly Meeting

4th Monday of each month; 7pm at the Center’s Educational Complex

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!