New Series of Saturday Arts and Crafts Workshops for Children

The Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center will begin a new series of arts and crafts workshops for children lead by artist and instructor, Kimberly Croteau.

Each workshop will be held at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Rd. in Alexander County) on Saturdays in March from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Students are welcome to register for individual workshops or for the entire series. Cost of registration is priced at $15.00 per student, per workshop.  Registration is required and may be made by calling (828) 632-6966.

The series will feature the following workshops:

Wheel Creations – March 3, 2018
Students will learn the art of throwing pottery on the wheel. This beginner level class will focus on learning to center, open up, and create a vessel from a ball of clay. The project will be fun, expressive, and creative.


Fun with Sharpies – March 10, 2018

In this fun and innovative session, students will learn the basics of the color wheel as well as color theory while creating a name design. The resulting designs will reflect the unique creative point of view of each student. Basic design elements and principles will be taught and used during the workshop.

 Crafts for Mommy and Me – March 17, 2018

Moms and their children will enjoy this special opportunity to create crafts together. Participants will read a short children’s story and then create a craft based on the book. Tactile materials and color mixing lessons will be used to add exciting textures and bright colors to the craft.

Still Life Drawing for Beginners – March 24, 2018

This drawing workshop invites participants to develop a new way to see objects in everyday life. Students will learn to break objects down into simple shapes, see colors not seen at first glance, and expand their perceptions. The workshop will teach students the steps to creating a finished still life drawing.

Dollhouse Creations – March 31, 2018

Students of this crafting workshop will use their imagination to design and create a dollhouse using shoeboxes. Each dollhouse will incorporate different fabrics for curtains, bedspreads, and rugs. Popsicle sticks will be used to create stained or painted wood flooring, carpet, or tile.