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TOE RIVER ARTS | WORKSHOPS

For any of questions about the workshops, contact Community Outreach Coordinator Alena Applerose at 828.765.0524 or alena@toeriverarts.org. Participants must wear cloth face coverings over the nose and mouth and properly socially distance during workshops.

Kids Clay with Linda Powell

Linda Powell from High Country Ceramic Arts will be hosting a three-day clay hand-building workshop for kids.  Each student will spend the first two days designing using hand-building techniques that will include slabs, coiling, pinching, and assembly. On the third day, the kids will be decorating with underglazes.  After the workshop, the pieces will be bisque fired, clear glazed, and glazed fired and will be available for pick up a few weeks later.  No experience is required. 

June 20 – 22, 2022, 1PM – 3:30PM
High Country Ceramic Arts
Workshop & materials fee: $110 general public; $100 artist members & donors* (*members & donors must be current at the promotional level)

 

Kids Clay with Linda Powell

Linda Powell from High Country Ceramic Arts will be hosting a three-day clay hand-building workshop for kids.  Each student will spend the first two days designing using hand-building techniques that will include slabs, coiling, pinching, and assembly. On the third day, the kids will be decorating with underglazes.  After the workshop, the pieces will be bisque fired, clear glazed, and glazed fired and will be available for pick up a few weeks later.  No experience is required. 

July 18 – 20, 2022, 1PM – 3:30PM
High Country Ceramic Arts
Workshop & materials fee: $110 general public; $100 artist members & donors* (*members & donors must be current at the promotional level)

 

Creative Paper Clay with Susan Garriques

Learn how to add dimension to your artwork using Creative Paper Clay. An air-dry clay, Paper Clay is fun, flexible, and forgiving, making it perfect for beginning and advanced students alike. This workshop will be held over 2 half days. On the first day, learn how to sculpt and carve paper clay onto a birch board. On the second day, finish your piece with acrylic mediums and paints. Your final artwork will look like carved wood and will be 5″ x 7″.

September 3 – 4, 2022, 10AM – 2PM
Owen Gallery, Toe River Arts
Workshop & materials fee: $60 general public; $50 artist members & donors* (*members & donors must be current at the promotional level)

 

Big Ink! with Lyell Castonguay

Toe River Arts and BIG INK present a workshop printing large woodblocks for all levels of skills and interests. Participants will produce woodblock prints that are 20” x 48″. BIG INK’s specialty is printing woodblocks carved at a monumental scale.

Participants will include local artists tasked with carving woodblocks in the months leading up to BIG INK’s visit.

No prior experience is required from any of the event participants, BIG INK will provide an online tutorial workshop once you have registered.

Toe River Arts will provide a space, share tools and materials, guidance, and offer an opportunity to build connections. Most of the work can be done at home, however, we hope to gather together to share updates, potential studio tours, and slides. Participants will pay a $175 fee for the workshop event plus the cost of materials needed to make the block, paper and ink will be provided on the day of the workshop.

BIG INK will return to Toe River Arts, Owen Gallery on October 29 & 30, 2022 and work with the group printing each participant’s woodblock. Each participant will leave with three professional-grade prints, rejuvenated inspiration, new skills and new connections.

Please register by September 18th. If you have any questions contact the Toe River Arts, Community Outreach Coordinator.

October 29 – 30, 2022, 9AM – 5PM
Owen Gallery, Toe River Arts
Workshop & materials fee: $175 for all participants. Fee covers, all supplies for the day of printing (paper for 3 prints, ink, etc). Artists are responsible for purchasing their own wood or MDF. Some supplies can be borrowed from Toe River Arts, carving tools, paint, carbon paper, etc.

Print by Alison Darrow.

 

WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY

Due to uncertainties created by COVID-19, we are no longer able to offer refunds for any workshop unless we can fill your spot. We will extend a 24-hour grace period immediately following the purchase of a workshop where a refund will be issued if requested by the student. Beyond that 24-hour grace period, refunds will not be issued under any circumstance. If you are issued a refund a check will be mailed for all your workshop fees minus a 3% processing fee.

TOE RIVER ARTS PARTNERSHIP STATEMENT

Toe River Arts encourages collaboration in service of our mission and reserve the right to decide when and with whom we will have community partners. The reasons for these collaborations include boosting organizational efficiency, effectiveness and assist our community and partners with the sharing of resources, information, and ideas. Toe River Arts hopes these partnerships create a stronger group of organizations that can advance their stated missions and common objectives more effectively.

 

Mayland Community College – Small Business Center

In collaboration with Toe River Arts, Mayland Community College’s Small Business Center has the following lineup of classes that are art-focused for those in an arts-related field and seeking more information about the arts—marketing, bookkeeping, sales, just getting started. All classes are held at the Arts Resource Center [ARC] in Spruce Pine [above the Toe River Arts Gallery; entrance in back] on Wednesday, but please note the times. Classes are FREE, but you must register.

Click here to access classes.

Please go to MCC Small Business Center, search for your class by location and date, and click the “Register” link. You can also contact Allen Cook at 828.766.1295 or tcook@mayland.edu.