March Classes and Workshops

March Classes and Workshops

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Handspinning on a Drop Spindal 

Saturday, March 9   10:00 a.m.-Noon

$35.00 members, $45.00 non-members
3 student minimum.  Age 6+

Are you a knitter or fiber artist who has thought about spinning your own yarn for a special project?  Or a youngster who wants to have fun with yarn?  Here’s your chance to learn handspinning using a drop spindle.  All supplies provided. DEADLINE TO REGISTER March 1.

Artist info:  Over the last 6 years, Le’Tonya Teague has been mastering knitting, and has established herself as a designer and teacher in the Triad area.  She has been teaching drop spindle and weaving here at RAG for the last few years, and loves to pass on this old tradition of crafting from the heart.


“The Hot Date Candle” Class with Janice Brahms-Butler

Tuesday, March 12, 6-8 pm

$60 members, $65 nonmembers

Featuring multi scented candles, antique/vintage glassware (1 per student) & two smaller frosted glass jars, per student.  Example: “The Hot Date Candle” starts with Leather scent to Whiskey and ends with Creme Brûlée.   DEADLINE TO REGISTER March 5.

Colored Butterflies with Cara Bevan

Saturday, March 11   6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

$35.00 members, $40.00 non-members
3 student minimum, Age 11+

Make the first butterflies of the season come to life!  Students will learn about butterflies and create their own realistic drawings.  No experience using colored pencils is needed.  Students will learn blending techniques and use pens to create intricate patterns.  Participates choose one  or more butterflies and will leave with a drawing(s) to frame. DEADLINE TO REGISTER March 1.

Artist info:  Cara Bevan is an accomplished multifaceted artist who has been teaching here at RAG for over 2.5 years.  Though she specializes in sculpting and gourd artistry, she is teaches in both group and private settings in various medias, including painting, hand-built clay sculpting, pen and ink, sketching and drawing.

Clay Chia Animals with Marcus Lawson

Saturday, March 16  11:00-2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30  11:00-2:00 p.m.

$45.00 members, $50.00 non-members
3 student minimum, Age 10+ under 10 must be accompanied by an adultt

Students will hand build a fully functional animal out of clay during the first session and apply the glazing during the second session.  All materials included.  DEADLINE TO REGISTER March 11.

Artist info: Marcus Lawson is an accomplished artist and art teacher for the Randolph County School System.  Graduate of Appalachian State and recent Gallery Exhibit at R.A.G, Mr. Lawson specializes in acrylic, sketching and pen and ink.


Easter Cupcake Decorating with Miranda Owensby   

Friday, March 22   6:00-8:00 p.m.

$45.00 members, $50.00 non-members
3 student minimum, Age 18+ unless accompanied by an adult

Get ready to impress friends and family with fancy Easter and Spring-themed cupcakes.  Each student will decorate six cupcakes.  Students will provide some supplies needed to decorate.  List available upon registration.  DEADLINE TO REGISTER March 14.

Artist info:  Miranda Owensby is a local artisan, as well as a Mom and Early Educator here in Randolph County.  She began working with cake and pastry decorating about 5 years ago and specializes in seasonal and unique custom cakes.

Pine Needle Basket: From the Native American Tradition by Pat Cheadle

Saturday, March 23   11:00am-3:00 p.m.

$30.00 members, $40.00 non-members

3 student minimum, Age 15+ unless accompanied by an adult

Learn from a master basket weaver the tradition of pine needle weaving while you make your very own pine needle basket. Originally a tradition of Native Americans in the Southeastern US, this tradition is still used today in many tribal areas to help support families.  Join us as we pass on this tradition to you and your family.  Materials needed:  Slipstop thimble or regular thimble, and a lunch.  DEADLINE TO REGISTER March 15.