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Bring your face mask, call upon arrival, and wait outside to be welcomed by our reception attendant. Calling ahead to secure a visitation time is preferred to ensure social distancing. We look forward to your visit!
New painting class with Heather Friday instructor to begin March 9th.
Oil and Acrylic Painting March 9th 6:30-8:30 (Six Week Session)
(water colours and pastels are welcomed)
instructor – Heather Friday class description: The artist will be exploring various techniques using either oil or acrylic paint (artist choice). This class is for the beginner and the experienced artist. Emphasis will be place on improving painting skills, brush control, color mixing, composition, and the use of various surfaces. Cost efficiency will also be discussed. Individual creativity and expression will be encouraged. The class is structured as an open studio where as each artist will bring their own work and supplies. Instruction will be on an individual basis to meet each artist at their skill level with the intent of improving technique and understanding of various aspects of color theory, composition, painting techniques, drawing, etc… Any lecturing will be to share information that all students might be interested in hearing with the opportunity to ask questions. Critiques (which will explore what is and isn’t working within a painting whereas artists can develop ideas to help strengthen their painting) will be encouraged so artists can learn from each other.
Suggested supply list:
paint brushes of various sizes and styles
rounds 2, 4, 6
flats 2, 4. 6, 8 and 1”
paint colors (suggested list)(different brands of paint use different names for the same color)
cadmium yellow light
canvas, size is a personal choice
(my personal preference is gallery wrap)
for oils, suggest sealable with palette liners
for acrylics, anything (seriously anything)
and inexpensive plastic wrap
rags or papertowels
easels are provided by the Hiddenite Center
materials specific for acrylics
container for water to clean brushes
matte or gloss medium
bar soap of ivory soap
items that will be discussed later in course and you might want to consider using as needed
materials specific for oils
turpenoid (odorless turpentine)
safety-kleen brush cleaner
(or mineral spirits or paint cleaner)
bar of ivory soap
few glass jars, at least one should be small
Each class is two-hours long. It is designed thus to give each student adequate time for set up and break down, as well as, to give the instructor the ability to give each student one-on-one instruction….wiggle room for those who need to arrive late or leave early.
Social distancing, wearing of masks, and temperature checks will be required.
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We are located at 316 Hiddenite Church Rd in Hiddenite, NC just 3 blocks from Hwy 64 and only 5 miles E of Taylorsville.
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Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center events, exhibits, and programs are made possible in part through the generous funding of the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, Alexander County Government, Grassroots Grant of the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the Town of Taylorsville, and by the Friends of the Center membership program. The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.