May Classes and Workshops
Native American Pine Needle Basket Weaving
with Master Basket Weaver Pat Cheadle
Asheboro: Saturday May 4th from 11am-3pm
$30.00 members, $35.00 non-members
3 student minimum. Age 15+ unless accompanied by an adult
Due to popular demand, Pat Cheadle returns to Asheboro for yet another informative and relaxing day away from your everyday life. Learn the tradition of pine needle basket weaving from the Native American traditions of the MOWA Choctaw Indians in the Southeastern U.S.
This relaxing and meditative practice has been done for many centuries and is still used today to help maintain the livelihood of many Native American families.
Materials needed: Slipstop thimble or regular thimble. Bring a lunch.
Monet’s Adventure in Reverse Painting
with Artist Nina Lathe
Asheboro : Saturday May 11th from 1pm-4pm
$35.00 members, $40.00 non-members
3 student minimum. Age 12+
Learn an overview which entails painting, styles and tips. Students will delve into the world of Monet with the guidance of Nina and her expertise in reverse painting. Following her written step-by-step instructions, students will use acrylic paint using the technique of reverse painting on glass.They will take home a framed painting inspired by Monet’s Lilac Irises.
Artist Bio: Nina graduated in 1976 from Colorado College with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. In 2011 she began taking art classes from Carol Robbins through Randolph Community College. It was when Nina was commissioned to do a reverse painting on glass on two old windows that she fell in love with this very old art form. Since then she has taught 9 classes a year in the local area, creating new projects for her students to discover the beauty of art through reverse painting.
Summer Garden Dazzler
with Glass Artist April Caldwell
Asheboro : Saturday, May 18, 1pm-4pm
$35 members, $40 nonmembers
3 student minimum, Age 12+
Join April as she guides you through designing and making a mirrored garden ornament that throws light in all directions. In this class you will be cutting glass and mirrors into shapes while assembling them with glass or acrylic beads designing your own finished garden light dazzler. Tools included can be used in future glass technique classed offered over the summer. All Materials Included
Full time artist and an affiliate member of the Stained Glass Association of America, (SGAA), as well as the Randolph Arts Guild in Randolph County North Carolina, April Caldwellworks out of her small home studio located in her childhood town of Asheboro. Her career as an artist began in 2017 when she realized this beautiful trade was not a regularly practiced art-form here in our area. Begin there are very few master stained glass artists in the area, April decided to use technology to her advantage, and learned from the masters through their online resources and by reading their books. Though April’s humble demeanor still considers herself an amateur in this field, her work will tell you otherwise. “Everytime my imagination inspires me to create a new piece, I learn something new. My hope is to pass on this knowledge to others and maybe make stained glass art a less intimidating artform.”