Programs at the Randolph Arts Guild

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June Classes and Workshops

June Classes and Workshops

Bugs and Butterflies with Kate Keith Ages 6-10

Saturday, June 2, 11 am-1pm
$40 members, $45 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is May 25.

Scuttle on over to RAG as we explore the dazzling and flashy life of bugs! This multimedia class will investigate drawing and painting these small and vastly ornate creatures. So if you enjoy burly beetles or beautiful butterflies this is the class for you! This is a kids only class!

Mandala Painting with Jacquie Reininger Ages 18+ 

Saturday, June 2, 10 am-12pm
$40 members, $45 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is May 25.

Throughout time, the Mandala has been revered as a spiritual meditative centering tool. Learn about its history, adaptations and geometry while creating one of your own! Jacquie from Santosha Yoga will be guiding you in designing and painting your own unique Mandala on a round canvas, which will be suitable for hanging or gift giving. The experience itself becomes a meditation, illustrating its value first-hand. All supplies included.

Crochet 101 with Grace Stamper Ages 18+

Tuesday, June 5, 5-8 pm
$65 members, $70 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is May 25.

Join the fun and learn to be a yarn magician! Whether you’re a bit out of practice, want to continue learning the ins and outs of the basic five stitches of crochet or it’s your first time putting hook to yarn, this class is designed to get you on the road to learning how to crochet.
We’ll decode the most common abbreviations and phrases used in crochet and unravel the mystery of the five basic stitches used across almost every crochet pattern. Attendees will get the opportunity to use some of the basic stitches to make a sample swatch or a granny
square pattern. Please call the RAG for a supply list.

Story Boards with Janice Brahms-Butler Ages 14+ 

Wednesday June 6th and 13th from 6-8pm 2 day workshop! Cost: $55 for members, $60 for non-members. Enrollment deadline is May 28th. 

We will create a One of a kind story board: YOURS! Recycled material, sewn as a quilt, but, free form to create a scene. This Quilt Story Board is secured to a foam board ready to hang. Please bring special pieces of fabric with you: old jeans, favorite jammies with a hole in it, an old hair ribbon, favorite socks in the bottom of your drawer, old buttons, anything you like- it’s your story! We will hand sew, use a sewing machine & fabric glue.

Zentangle (R) with Lisa Skeen Ages 18+

Thursdays, June 7, 14 and 21, 6-8 pm
OR Saturdays June 16, 23 and 30, 10 am-1 pm
Price listed in description
Enrollment dealine is May 29

Lisa Skeen joins us at the RAG to share her passion for (and knowledge of) Zentangle designing! She will be teaching this course as either three separate classes or one series of three classes. Each class is $55 (members) or $60 (nonmembers), or you can bundle at a discounted rate of $155 (members) and $160 (nonmembers).

Paper Marbling with Anne Murray Ages 16+ 

Friday, June 8, 10 am-4 pm
$120 members, $130 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is June 2.

Learn the magic of paper marbling with acrylic paint. Marbling involves floating pigments on water and creating designs
with a variety of tools. Create both traditional and contemporary patterns, a variety of further artistic purposes, or to simply frame “as is”. No experience necessary.

Beginning Hand Lettering and Calligraphy with Jetti York Ages 18+ 

June 9, 10am-1 pm
$50 members, $55 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is June 1.

Jetti York is coming to the RAG for the first time to teach a basic hand-lettering and calligraphy class! Have you ever wanted to write your own cards? Wanted to make your handwriting look fancy? Join Jetti as she teaches you these basic techniques!

Handspinning on a Drop Spindle with Le’Tonya Teague Ages 6+

June 9, 10am-Noon
$45 members, $50 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is June 1.

Have you ever wondered where your clothes come from? In this class, Le’Tonya will teach students how to assemble and use a drop spindle to transform raw fiber into yarn. All materials are provided: You will go home with your very first drop spindle and wool to spin into
yarn. Already have a drop spindle, or want to take all three Saturday classes? Cost for you is $20 (members)/ $25 (nonmember).

Flag Day Knitting with Le’Tonya Teague Ages 18+  

Saturday, June 9, 1 pm-4 pm
$65 members, $70 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is June 1.

Oh, how I love those stars and stripes! For Flag Day, we will not only be commemorating Robert Heft, the original designer of our flag, but also celebrating Betsy Ross, the lady who actually sewed our first American Flag. We are a proud and patriotic people and we are going to use our knitting needles to prove it by making our very own American Flag.

Christmas in June with Le’Tonya Teague Ages 18+

Saturday, June 16th
Two ClassTimes: 10 am-1 pm and/or 3 pm-6pm
Enrollment Deadline is June 8.

Who says that Christmas only comes once a year? Well, your Christmas crocheting does not have to be limited to presents! We will be working on 2 different ornaments. We will work on a snowflake a month, as well as a globe ornament! Hoorah for
Christmas decorations! This is an all day event with Le’Tonya! You can take one class at $65 (members) and $70 (nonmembers) or you can take both classes with a discount at $120 (members and $125 (nonmembers). Each image depicts the two different classes (choose between knitting or crocheting)!

Voice Clinic 3 with Tamara Hill Ages 10+

Saturday, June 16th from 10 am-1pm
$75 members, $80 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is June 11th.

Just like every other muscle, your vocal cords and diaphragm need constant working out to stay in shape! Tamara is offering you the opportunity to take voice lessons to further work those muscles out! Voice Clinic 3- Music Preparation, Mental Preparation and Movement.

Gourd Sea Urchins with Cara Bevan Ages 18+

Saturday, June 16th, 10 am-4 pm
$70 members, $75 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is June 4.

You probably won’t find sea urchins like this washed up on the beach, so we’re going to make them ourselves! Using a gourd and epoxy clay, we’ll be making our own life-like sea urchins. After exploring their patterns and sculpting their unique texture, we’ll also be painting them. All materials are provided. You will leave with one finished gourd sea urchin sculpture. Please bring a bag lunch

July Classes and Workshops

July Classes and Workshops

Group Piano Workshop with Rosalee Bailey

Ages 15+
Every Monday, July 9-August 27, 6:30-7:30 pm
$ 135 members, $ 145 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is July 3.

Has learning to play piano been on your bucket list? This summer cross that item off your list as you delve into learning the basics of piano with Rosalee Bailey. Learn from a UNCG graduate and music teacher all the functions of basic piano. Required book: Alfred 101 An Exciting Group Course Book 1 ISBN-13: 978-0739002551. There are only “5” spots available so sign up soon!

Oil Painting with Aaron Thompson

Ages 18+
Every Tuesday, July 10-31, 4-7 pm
$80 members, $85 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is July 6.

Sign up for a traditional oil Painting class that discusses
the use of oil paints with different mediums( Liquid, Stand Oil, Linseed Oil and etc.). Also be ready to discuss different techniques with shading and texture. Subject matter and size will be the student’s choice as they mix their time with learning and personal studio time! 2 student minimum

Crochet 101 with Grace Stamper

18+ Tuesdays, July 10 and 24, 5-8 pm. Two separate classes!               $35 members, $40 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is July 6.

Unravel the mystery behind the art of crochet as we break down the five basic stitches behind seemingly complex crochet projects. We will work on building a stitch swatch while we progress through the stitches, so grab your H-size hook (and a friend or two!) and join us for an evening of fun! This class will cover the chain, single/double/triple and half-double crochet stitches. Students can repeat the class as many times as they wish! 3 student minimum

Altered Books with Marcus Lawson 

Ages 16+
Friday, July 13, 6-8 pm
$35 members, $40 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is July 6.

Altered Books are a fun way of turning books into pieces of art or creating brand
new scrapbooks out of old books. If you signed up for Marcus’s Altered Book class in January and would like to work more on the book you started, sign up and pay only $15! 3 student minimum.

Handmade Soap Make and Take with Janice Brahms-Butler 

Ages 18+
Saturday, July 14, 11 am – 1 pm
$45 members, $50 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is July 11.

Make and take, melt and pour soap bars! Class will be on how-to’s and supplies include: unique silicone molds, Goat Milk Soap, Sulfate free all natural soap, Aloe Vera Soap, Olive Oil Soap, Shea Butter, Hemp Soap Base, over 30 different essential oils, Pumice, Lavender, Loofah and more! 3 student minimum.

Students will get to make 5-6 bars of soap, not including many mini soaps!

Copper Etching with Lisa Skeen

Ages 18+
Saturday, July 14, 11 am-2 pm
$ 50 members, $ 55 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is July 6.

Come make a bracelet with etched copper and leather that reflects your personality and style! You’ll be etching a copper blank with a design
of your own creation, and then attaching the etched plate with rivets, to create a bracelet with a simple closure. What a great gift idea! Bring your mom, bring your sibs – it’ll be a lot of fun, and you go home with wearable artwork you made yourself! 3 student minimum

Abstracts with Oil and Cold Wax Medium with Addren Doss

Ages 18+
Thursday, July 18 and 19, 10am-5pm
Two Day Workshop!
$150 members, $170 nonmembers

Enrollment Deadline is July 11

Do you love color? Do you love the way oil paint glides across a surface when you apply it and
move it with a knife? This two day workshop is for you! We will be using wonderful color to
create interesting and exciting abstract paintings; and manipulating that color with a number of
non-traditional tools. By mixing Cold Wax Medium with oil paint you are able to layer, make
marks, scrape away paint, and then layer again and again to create paintings with interesting textures and depth. 5 student minimum

Silk Scarf Marbling with Anne Murray

Ages 16+ / Friday, July 20, 10am-4:30 pm
$65 members, $70 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is July 13.

Learn the magic of marbling with acrylic paints. Marbling involved floating pigments on water and
creating designs with a variety of tools. Create both traditional and contemporary patterns, ending the day with two lovely scarves that are wearable and washable. 3 student minimum.

Hand-spinning on a Drop Spindle with Le’Tonya Teague

Ages 6+ / July 21, 10am-Noon
$40 members, $45 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is July 14.

Have you ever wondered where your clothes come from? In this class, Le’Tonya will teach students how to assemble and use a drop spindle to transform raw fiber into yarn. All materials are provided: You will go home with your very first drop spindle and wool to spin into
yarn. Already have a drop spindle, or want to take all three Saturday classes? Cost for you is $20 (members)/ $25 (nonmember). 3 student minimum

Independence Day Knitting with Le’Tonya Teague

Ages 18+
Saturday, July 21, 1 pm-4 pm
$40 members, $45 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is July 14.

Oh, how I love those stars and stripes all year round! To continue celebrating July 4th we will not only be commemorating Robert Heft, the original designer of our flag, but also celebrating Betsy Ross, the lady who actually sewed our first American Flag. We are a proud and patriotic people and we are going to use our knitting needles to prove it by making our very own American Flag. 3 student minimum.

August Classes and Workshops

August Classes and Workshops

 

Randolph Ukulele Players

All Ages!
$35 for all
Enrollment Deadline is August 3.WARNING! THIS IS NOT A CLASS! THIS IS A FUN EXPERIENCE!

Do you play the Ukulele? Have you ever wanted to play? is 2 week experience is designed for those who would like to learn to play Ukulele as well as those who already play Ukulele. Make new friends and good music all while playing one of the most fun instruments around! (Pro- ceeds for this 2 week experience go to purchase Ukuleles for the Randolph Arts Guild). Contact thill@randolpharts- guild with speci c questions. ( e Randolph Ukulele Players is a new group, which consists of regular everyday folks who want to meet and play Ukulele for the fun of it. 1 day a week from October 1- June 1) 6 days: Monday August 6 and 13, Wednesday August 8 and 15, and Friday August 10 and 17 (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm).

 

Crochet 101 with Grace Stamper 18+

Tuesday, August 7, 5-8 pm
$40 members, $ 45 nonmembers Enrollment Deadline is August 1.

Unravel the mystery behind the art of crochet as we break down the ve basic stitches behind seemingly complex crochet projects. We will work on building a stitch swatch while we progress through the stitches, so grab your H-size hook (and a friend or two!) and join us for an evening of fun! is class will cover the chain, single/double/triple and half-double crochet stitches. Students can repeat the class as many times as they wish! 3 student minimum.

 

Crochet 201 with Grace Stamper 18+

Tuesdays, August 9 and 16
10 am – 2 pm
$50 members, $55 nonmembers Enrollment Deadline is August 1.

It’s a flurry of fun as we begin to plan holiday crochet gi s! ese beautiful crochet snowflakes are perfect to give or to even attach to gi tags during the holidays! is workshop will cover how to use a diagram to make your own beautiful heirloom snow akes and the sti ening process. Several patterns will be sup- plied to pick from so you can create your own winter wonderland this year! Come join us as we begin our holiday crochet fun! 3 student minimum.

 

 

 

Hot Mess Painting with Debra Spinks 18+ 

Saturday, August 11, 11am-1pm $45 members, $50 nonmembers Enrollment Deadline is August 1.Sometimes you just have to let it all out even if it means making a Hot Mess! In this acrylic painting class, we will use layers of color and stencils to clean up our Hot Mess and come out on the other side with a beautiful painting. 3 student minimum.

 

Zentangle (R) Class Series with Lisa Skeen Ages 18+

Saturdays, August 11, 18 and 25, 10am-1pm $45 members, $50 nonmembers Bundle all 3 classes at $125 members, $130 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is August 3.

NOTE: If you only choose to do one class, you may only take the rst class (August 11). e next two classes (August 18 and 25) are advanced as the three classes are a series!Discover the meditative mindfulness practice of Zentangle(r)! is three-week, hands-on class covers beginning, intermediate, and advanced Zentangle techniques, including 8 patterns per week, color, shading, and more! All supplies are included in the class fee, and students will go home with two finished pieces each week, so come join us! You don’t need drawing experience – if you can hold a pen and write your name, you’ll be successful! 3 student minimum.

 

 

Beginning Hand lettering: Copper Plate with Jetti York 

Ages 18+
Saturday, August 25, 10am-1pm
$50 members, $55 nonmembers Enrollment Deadline is August 13.

Jetti York’s first Beginning Hand lettering class was a huge success, and she is offering yet another class! Jetti will teach you how to write in the Copper Plate Font. Slots will ll up very quickly so be sure to register asap! Only 12 students maximum. 3 student minimum.

 

 

Hand-spinning on a Drop Spindle with Le’Tonya Teague

Ages 6+ / August 18, 10am-Noon
$40 members, $45 nonmembers Enrollment Deadline is August 1.

Have you ever wondered where your clothes come from? In this class, Le’Tonya will teach students how to assemble and use a drop spindle to transform raw ber into yarn. All materials are provided: You will go home with your very rst drop spindle and wool to spin into yarn. Already have a drop spindle, or want to take all three Saturday classes? Cost for you is $20 (members)/ $25 (nonmember). 3 student minimum.

 

 

Circular Weaving with Le’Tonya Teague 

Ages 18+ / August 18, 1-4 pm $45 members, $50 nonmembers Enrollment Deadline is August 1.Weaving can be a simple process, or it can be di cult. Usually, tapestries are done on a square frame loom or oor loom. In this class, you will learn to weave on a circular loom! So sign up and try this challenge on for size! 3 student minimum.

 

 

 

 

Crochet Workshop with Grace Stamper

Ages 18+ / August 21, 4-8pm
$45 members, $50 nonmembers Enrollment Deadline is August 7.
Do you have a crochet project that is sitting in a basket un nished? Have you started one but are confused by the instructions? is crochet workshop is designed to help sort out the mess and help you nish projects that are just hanging around! Bring your pattern, project and supplies needed and join us for an evening of fun and crocheting. Students do not have to have taken a crochet course previously to attend. 3 student minimum.

 

Book Binding with Anne Murray 

Ages 18+ / Saturday, August 25, 10 am-4:30 pm
$110 members, $115 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is August 11.
Longstitch Binding is a method of attaching folded pages directly to the cover that allows for unique and creative patterns on the spine. It also lends itself well to adding decorative elements (beads, unmatched earrings, ribbon, etc). Students will use book cloth or repurposed leather for the book covers. e class is guided through the planning and execution of each student’s unique spine design. e resulting books are highly functional as guest books, journals, sketchbooks, letters-to-grandchildren, garden planners, and much more! 3 student minimum.

Garden Rocks Mandala Style with Janice Brahms-Butler

Ages 18+   Tuesday, August 28, 6-8 pm
$50 members, $55 nonmembers Enrollment Deadline is August 17.
Come chill, relax, breathe deep, and RENEW while we create! Rock therapy is not only relaxing but also satis- fying. We will learn from where this art originated and how to create our own mandala for our gardens/homes/ stone markers. 3 student minimum.

September Classes and Workshops

September Classes and Workshops

 

 

Crochet 101 with Grace Stamper  

18+
Tuesday, September 4, 5-8 pm
$40 members, $45 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is August 26.

Unravel the mystery behind the art of crochet as we break down the five basic stitches behind seemingly complex crochet projects. We will work on building a stitch swatch while we progress through the stitches, so grab your H-size hook (and a friend or two!) and join us for an evening of fun! This class will cover the chain, single/double/triple and half-double crochet stitches. Students can repeat the class as many times as they wish! 3 student minimum.

 

 

Crochet 201 with Grace Stamper 18+

Thursdays, September 6 and 13, 2-5 pm
$50 members, $55 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is September 1.

The fall colors aren’t just outdoors with this lovely crochet Autumn Leaf pattern! Use them as placemats, doilies or even a rug! Make enough of them and it could even be stitched together as your own one-of-a-kind afghan. The options are endless, so join us as we follow a crochet diagram to bring the fall colors indoors. Students must be comfortable with the basic crochet stitches. 3 student minimum.

 

 

 

Storyboards with Janice Brahms-Butler 

18+
Tuesdays, September 4 and 11, 6-8
pm
$50 members, $55 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is August 26.

Using Recycled material, sewn as a quilt, but, free form to create a scene. Please bring special pieces of fabric with you: old jeans,
favorite jammies with a hole in it, an old hair ribbon, favorite socks in the bottom of your drawer, old buttons, anything you like- it’s your story! We will hand sew, use a sewing machine & fabric glue.

 

 

Songwriter Royalties with Wes Frank Norman

15+
Saturday, September15 11 am- 2 pm
$ 30 for all
Enrollment Deadline is September 1.

ATTENTION SONGWRITERS! Do you perform your work in the public? This 3 hour workshop will inform you of the legalities behind protecting your work as well as how to begin making money from your work. which is played in public. Did you know someone else could be collecting royalties on your songs, if the songs are not registered? We will also be having a small jam session so all students are asked to bring a song to play and their instrument if they would like (piano is provided). Instructors will be on site to educate you and help you begin collecting royalties you deserve. Minimum of 5 students.

 

Crochet Workshop with Grace Stamper  

18+ (Two Day Class)
Tuesday, September 18, 5-8pm
And
Thursday, September 20, 2-5 pm
$50 members, $55 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is September 7.

Real pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes and so do the ones you’ll create in this workshop! Go with purple,
red or even multi-colored yarn and have a blast as we get crazy with our pumpkin patch! Create leaves or adorn with ribbons it doesn’t really matter as long as you have fun with it. Students must be familiar with the basic crochet stitches. 3 student minimum.

 

 

Zentangle (R) Class Series with Lisa Skeen

Ages 18+
Saturdays, September 15, 22 and 29, 10am-1pm
$45 members, $50 nonmembers
Bundle all 3 classes at $125 members, $130 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is September 3.

NOTE: If you only choose to do one class, you may only take the first class (September 15). The next two classes (September 22 and 29) are advanced as the three classes are a series! Discover the meditative mindfulness practice of Zentangle(r)! This three-week, handson class covers beginning, intermediate, and advanced Zentangle techniques, including 8 patterns per week, color, shading, and more! All supplies are included in the class fee, and students will go home with two finished pieces each week, so come join us! You don’t need drawing experience – if you can hold a pen and write your name, you’ll be successful! Minimum of 3 students per class.

 

 

Hand-spinning on a Drop Spindle with Le’Tonya Teague  

Ages 6+ / September 22, 10am-Noon
$40 members, $45 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is September 10.

Have you ever wondered where your clothes come from? In this class, Le’Tonya will teach students how to assemble and use a drop spindle to transform raw fiber into yarn. All materials are provided: You will go home with your very first drop spindle and wool to spin into yarn. Already have a drop spindle, or want to take all three Saturday classes? Cost for you is $20 (members)/ $25 (nonmember). Minimum of 3 students per class.

 

Frame Loom Weaving with Le’Tonya Teague

Ages 18+ / September 22, 1-4 pm
$45 members, $50 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is
September 8.

Weaving is an ancient process that is important to many different cultures and civilizations. Le’Tonya will teach you all
about the process of weaving on a frame loom using your warp and weft. She will teach you different styles of weaving. Class entry includes studio time for one month on your loaned frame loom during RAG operating hours. 2 student minimum, 3 student maximum

 

 

Hot Mess Painting with Debra Spinks  

18+
Tuesday, September 25, 6-8 pm
$45 members, $50 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is September 10.

Sometimes you just have to let it all out even if it means making a Hot Mess! In this acrylic painting class, we will use layers of color
and stencils to clean up our Hot Mess and come out on the other side with a beautiful painting. 3 student minimum.

 

Paper Marbling with Anne Murray

Ages 16+
Saturday, September 1, 10am-4:30 pm
$ 110 members, $ 115 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is August 20.

Learn the magic of paper marbling with acrylic paint. Marbling involves floating pigments on water and creating designs with a variety of
tools. Create both traditional and contemporary patterns, ending the class with many decorated sheets in colors suitable for a variety of further artistic purposes, or to simply frame “as is”. No experience necessary. 3 student minimum.

 

 

Pottery Classes!

Pottery FUNdamentals!

RAG is currently looking for another potter to join our team! Christina is moving and are in need of an experienced wheel thrower to teach! Please contact bavery@randolphartsguild.com if you are interested or know of anyone that is! 

Pottery Fundamentals with Brooke Avery

Teen Classes Ages 11-15 / 4-6 pm / Thursdays
Adult Classes Ages 16+ / 6-8 pm / Thursdays
August 16th – September 20th
Next Session following is September 27 – November 1

Have you ever been curious about clay? Want to get your hands into the mud and be creative? Then this class is just for you! Beginners
will learn the fundamentals of pottery: wedging clay, centering the clay on the wheel, and pulling up the clay to make different
forms. The three basic forms to make on the wheel are a mug, plate and bowl. After that, you should feel more comfortable with
exploring different shapes and forms, such as jars, bottles, vases. This class in not limited to wheel throwing either, we will be going
over hand-building as well. Is there a project that you are wanting to make? We can do that too! We will also explore surface design,
how to apply images, patterns, slips and glazes to the clay.

Cost of classes are $145 members, $155 non-members. Enrollment deadline for both classes are August 13 for Session One and September 24 for Session 2. Limited wheel space, 3 students MAX! 3 hand-builders. 6 students max for entire class.

Meet the potters:

Brooke Avery grew up and currently resides in Trinity, NC. Always having a passion for art and creativity, she went on to study art and design at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. It wasn’t until there where she fell in love with clay. After graduating college, she went on to being a full time potter and teaching pottery classes at local art studios. Her background of art and design really shines through on each piece of pottery that is created. Brooke loves teaching and sharing her knowledge of clay with others, that’s why she is currently going back to school to get her Art Education license, so she can teach art in a public school one day. Outside of teaching, making pottery and going to school, Brooke loves to spend time with her friends and family.

Private Music Lessons

Private Piano for Ages 6 to 18

Learning piano gives us the opportunity to experience the beauty of an instrument that is used in a variety of ways. From personal enjoyment to professional playing, building a musical foundation helps to develop cognitive and developmental skills. Sign up now with one of our trained pianists and teachers for either 1/2 hour or 1 hour lessons. $65/mo (30 min/week) $110/mo (60 min/week)
CURRENT TEACHERS AVAILABLE:  Andrew Lyon, Rosalee Bailey

Private Guitar for Ages 12 and Up

Whether you are looking to cross this off of your bucket list or just want to learn a new and enjoyable skill, we at RAG are happy to offer our services.  Our talented music instructors have been educated in their specialized instrument, to give you the type of music learning that is best for you.  Sign up now with one of our trained guitarists for either 1/2 hour or 1 hour lessons. $65/mo (30 min/week) $110/mo (60 min/week)
CURRENT TEACHERS AVAILABLE:  Wes Frank Norman

Private Youth Piano Lessons with Andrew “AJ” Lyon

Ages 6-18
Registrations are ongoing. Call to schedule a lesson!
$65 per half hour lesson.
$110 per hour lesson.
Lessons are weekly for one month
Learning piano gives us the opportunity to experience the beauty of an instrument that is used in a variety of ways. From personal enjoyment to professional playing, building a musical foundation helps to develop cogni- tive and developmental skills. Sign up now with one of our trained pianists and teachers for either 1/2 hour or 1 hour lessons.

Music at RAG

 Music at the RAG!

Group Piano Workshop with Rosalee Bailey

Ages 15+
Every Monday, July 9-August 27, 6:30-7:30 pm
$ 135 members, $ 145 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is July 3.

Has learning to play piano been on your bucket list? This summer cross that item off your list as you delve into learning the basics of piano with Rosalee Bailey. Learn from a UNCG graduate and music teacher all the functions of basic piano. Required book: Alfred 101 An Exciting Group Course Book 1 ISBN-13: 978-0739002551. There are only “5” spots available so sign up soon!

 

Randolph Ukulele Players

WARNING! THIS IS NOT A CLASS! THIS IS A FUN EXPERIENCE!!
All Ages!  $35 for all
Enrollment Deadline is August 3.

Do you play the Ukulele? Have you ever wanted to play? is 2 week experience is designed for those who would like to learn to play Ukulele as well as those who already play Ukulele. Make new friends and good music all while playing one of the most fun instruments around! (Pro- ceeds for this 2 week experience go to purchase Ukuleles for the Randolph Arts Guild). Contact thill@randolpharts- guild with speci c questions. ( e Randolph Ukulele Players is a new group, which consists of regular everyday folks who want to meet and play Ukulele for the fun of it. 1 day a week from October 1- June 1) 6 days: Monday August 6 and 13, Wednesday August 8 and 15, and Friday August 10 and 17 (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm)

Speaker Series: Historical look at Music in Randolph County

All Ages
Friday, August 17 5:00 pm- 8 pm

From Trinity to Bennet and Liberty to the Pisgah forest, Randolph County NC  has been a central pivot point to the talented musical history of our state, as well as to the US.  Join Mark Dillon, area expert in musical history, as he shares a rich culture of our local musical history and how these small towns influenced much of the music we hear today.
Sit back and enjoy as Mark gives you live examples of this rich music that still exists today.

 

 

Songwriter Royalties with Wes Frank Norman

Saturday, September 15 11 am- 2 pm
$ 30 for all
Enrollment Deadline is September 1.

ATTENTION SONGWRITERS! Do you perform your work in the public? This 3 hour workshop will inform you of the legalities behind protecting your work as well as how to begin making money from your work. which is played in public. Did you know someone else could be collecting royalties on your songs, if the songs are not registered?  We will also be having a small jam session so all students are asked to bring a song to play and their instrument if they would like (piano is provided). Instructors will be on site to educate you and help you begin collecting royalties you deserve. Minimum of 5 students


 

Beginning Ukulele-13 Week Course Ages 10+

Have you ever thought about learning to play Ukulele?  This fun and mobile instrument was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by Portuguese immigrants and has been part of the Hawaiian culture for over a century.  It was brought to the U.S. in the early 1900’s and has been a big part of our pop culture ever since.  This 13 week course will teach you all about chords, strumming patterns, techniques and much much more!!   Each student must have their own soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele!  $170 (members) / $180 (nonmember). Let us know if you are ready to begin a new and fun musical journey!

**If you are interested in learning more about the historical influences of the Ukulele and Asian and Hawaiian influences on music here in the US, join us this May 12 (Asian Pacific and Hawaiian American Month) from 11:00am-1:00pm as Mr. Mark Dillon brings us on a fun and exciting journey into this wonderful culture.


Beginning Guitar – 13 Week Course Ages 10+

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play guitar?  Join us as we delve into the world of chords, progressions, strumming patterns and much much more in this 13 week course for beginners!  Class is open to basic beginners ages 10 and up.  Each student must have their own acoustic or classical guitar. 170 (members) / $180 (nonmember).

 

 

 

 

Private Piano for Ages 6 to 99

Learning piano gives us the opportunity to experience the beauty of an instrument that is used in a variety of ways. From personal enjoyment to professional playing, building a musical foundation helps to develop cognitive and developmental skills. Sign up now with one of our trained pianists and teachers for either 1/2 hour or 1 hour lessons. $65/mo (30 min/week) $110/mo (60 min/week)
CURRENT TEACHERS AVAILABLE:  Andrew Lyon, Rosalee Bailey

Private Guitar for Ages 12 and Up

Whether you are looking to cross this off of your bucket list or just want to learn a new and enjoyable skill, we at RAG are happy to offer our services.  Our talented music instructors have been educated in their specialized instrument, to give you the type of music learning that is best for you.  Sign up now with one of our trained guitarists for either 1/2 hour or 1 hour lessons. $65/mo (30 min/week) $110/mo (60 min/week)
CURRENT TEACHERS AVAILABLE:  Wes Frank Norman
Classes and Programs in Archdale!

Programs and Classes in Archdale!

Mini Gourd Sculpting Ages 15+

 with Cara Bevan

at the Creekside Recreation Center In Archdale / A Two Night Class!

Monday, May 14th and Monday, June 4th both from 6-9 pm

Archdale, NC: Cara Bevan is a local gourd artist who works in the Archdale community.  For years, she has offered her classes at the Randolph Arts Guild, and is now bringing her work home!  The Randolph Arts Guild and Archdale Parks and Rec are offering this class at Creekside!  You may know the artist and all of her glorious work, but she would like to introduce you to three of her smallest friends: mini-gourd turtles, dragons and frogs. All materials and tools are provided. This class is a two part class.  You will meet for the construction during the first part on May 14th and paint your sculptures the next month on June 4th!  $55 (members of the Randolph Arts Guild)/ $60 (nonmembers of the Randolph arts Guild). Enrollment deadline is May 11th.

Lectures, Trips, Teas

Speaker Series


Cara Bevan’s All About Those Gourds!

Tuesday, June 12th from 7-8 pm

Free Event!

Cara is an artist based out of Trinity, who grew up on the Bevan Farm there. Her affinity for animals (which you see in her artwork), and her artistic family are the two things she credits for her artistic endeavors. Cara’s art style is a blend of whimsical and fun mixed with attention to minute details. She is most known for her acrylic paintings and 3D gourd sculptures. This night, Cara will talk about her evolution as a gourd sculptor and how important gourds are to her creative process. Come and learn all about Cara!


Trips

RAG trip to see Chihuly at Biltmore August 10-11

Don’t miss this opportunity to travel with the Randolph Arts Guild to see the Chihuly exhibit at Biltmore. This art exhibition is a first for Biltmore’s historic gardens and the first garden exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s works in North Carolina. The world-renowned American artist’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide.

We will leave on the morning of August 10 and travel by motor coach to Asheville, check in at the Hampton Inn then head over to Biltmore to enjoy an afternoon and evening at the Estate. Cost per person will be $138.00 including transportation and ticket to the exhibit. The Biltmore ticket includes a day tour of the garden, wine tasting, evening tour of the first floor of the house and, of course, the incredible lighted Chihuly exhibit. We have a room block reserved at $139.00 per night not including tax and related charges and includes a private buffet breakfast on the 11th before we depart for home.

Don’t delay in making your reservations either in person at the Guild office or by phone. The trip is limited to 30 travelers. Payment of $138.00 is due to Randolph Arts Guild by Friday, JULY 6th.

UPDATE:  Trip is currently full.  Anyone wanting to be placed on a waiting list may contact us directly.

Emerging Artist Series

Emerging Artists Series

The Emerging Artists Series was born out of a need for the Randolph Arts Guild to highlight and showcase local talent.  We at the RAG want to support local artists in any shape possible to help them gain exposure and popularity.  Emerging Artists concerts will be held one Monday a month at the Sunset Theatre from 6-8 pm.  Admission is $10 at the door.  Please come out and enjoy the talents of our local musicians!

 

Bruce Piephoff

Monday, August 13th from 6-8 pm
Sunset Theatre
$10, tickets at the door

Bruce Piephoff has been recording and performing songs and poetry, mostly out of Greensboro, for several decades. Firmly a part of the Appalachian tradition of story-songs and character portraits, it’s his versatility that makes his music so fascinating. Easily touching both the shores of folk music and poetry with simple, compelling imagery and subtle depth, Piephoff’s unassuming voice, ringing with wit and sincerity, steals the show.

He began in Chapel Hill, NC in the late 60’s, while a student at UNC-Chapel Hill, at the age of 19.  Searching for a major, he decided on English, and followed a life long love of literature.  As a child, Bruce was a dreamer at heart, and loved the classic comic books of that time.  These led him to the classics themselves, including Huckleberry Finn, The Count of Monte Cristo, Moby Dick, etc.
After two years, Bruce dropped out of college to pursue music.  He was particularly inspired by his dad’s collection of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie records.  His dad also played guitar, harmonica, and sang as a hobby, but Bruce immediately felt this could be his vocation.  Bruce traveled nationwide, playing in small cafes and bars.  He spent time in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles, before travelling to Europe and playing in the streets of Amsterdam as a busker.  By the age of 27, he had landed back in Durham, NC, working at John Umstead Hospital as a music and recreation therapist, and playing his music on weekends.
From there, Bruce decided to go back to UNC-Greensboro, where he finished his education with a B.A. in English, and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the school’s acclaimed writing program.  He studied poetry with Fred Chappell and Robert Watson before entering the N.C. Arts Council’s Visiting Artists Program.  This program enabled Bruce to become the Artist-in-Residence in a number of community colleges across NC, including those in Columbus, Brunswick, and Pitt counties. He then went on to residencies in Orlando, FL; Danville, VA; Norfolk, VA; and western NC.  Bruce appeared at thousands of performances through this program, at locations such as schools, churches, and festivals, until the program ended in 2001.
Since then, Bruce has returned to working as an independent singer, songwriter, and poet; he has recorded 21 CDs of original material for Flyin’ Cloud Records, and performed nationwide on the folk singer/songwriter circuit.  He just published his second book of poetry, Fiddlers and Middlers, in 2009. In October, 2011, he released his 21st CD, Still Looking Up At The Stars, produced by Scott Sawyer. Soft Soap Purrings is his 22nd CD release in 2014.  Bruce has shared the stage with Steve Forbert, Riders In The Sky, Greg Allman, Chuck Brodsky, Tom Paxton, and others,  and has played everywhere from Merlefest to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

 


 

Eric  Bannan

w/ Guest

Sharing Secrets
Monday, September 10th from 6-8 pm
Sunset Theater
$10, ticket at the door

Eric Bannan is a storyteller and performing songwriter whose stories travel the scenic desert highways and lush mountain hollows of the heart. He has been called to share his art to inspire, motivate for positive change and build community. His sound is rooted in folk, driven by foot-tapping funk and seasoned with the blues. With over 37 years of performing experience, Eric’s shows are an energetic celebration of life, love and loss. More info at www.ericbannan.com.

Sharing Secrets is the duo of Danielle Koppel and Berkeley Grimball. Both are trained singers with years of experience on stages and in musical venues. Their extraordinary and sensual vocal blend gives their songs, both originals and covers, remarkable depth and power. Accompanied by Grimball’s deft guitar playing they offer a heartwarming musical experience.

 

 

2018 Super Messy Summer Art Camp
Summer Camp Registration
 

Attention Summer and Summer Camp Lovers!  

Registration for 2018 Super Messy Summer Art Camp is OPEN!

Super Messy Summer Art Camp 2018 Registrations!

Week One: Monday, June 25th – Friday, June 29th

Week Two: Monday, July, 23rd – Friday, July 27th

Both weeks are from 10am – 3pm

It’s time to get Super Messy with Summer Camp 2018! Each year the Randolph Arts Guild hosts two weeks of crazy, messy, artsy fun for children ages 5-13. We recruit energetic teachers to share their creative ideas, plan amazing and messy projects for our students to create, host guest speakers from the community to teach our kids about fire safety, animal care and public safety, and create songs just for our summer campers! Each teacher brings a unique and fresh look to the arts, and each teacher supports their students in every aspect of learning the skills for each project – all while having fun! If you would like to register your young budding artist, you can register online through our website, call the Randolph Arts Guild or email the Summer Camp Director Marcus Lawson at Mlawson@randolphartsguild.com. Take a look at our offerings below!

Week One: Monday, June 25th, 2018 through Friday, June 29th, 2018

Week Two: Monday, July, 23rd, 2018 through Friday, July 27th, 2018

Both weeks are 10am – 3pm

Cost is only $190 for members and $200 for non-members. If you need your child to be dropped off early each day at 8:30am, then there is an additional $30 for the entire week. All materials are included, just bring a positive attitude, your creativity, your imagination and also a bagged lunch for each day!

This year our week one instructors will be Jenn Pfeiffer – art teacher at Ragsdale High, Leigh Blanchard – art teacher at Archdale-Trinity Middle School, and Ty Brueilly – the All County High School Art Club teacher.  Our week two instructors will be Brianna Scott – art teacher at Highfalls Elementary School, Kate Keith – BrushStrokes for KinderFolks instructor, and Le’Tonya Teague – fiber artist and instructor. We are very excited about this summer!  Please sign up and join us!

Below, you will find all the information you need, and a link to our brand new registration platform.  Please fill out each category, and don’t forget to click submit!  All registrations and fees are due no later than the dates provided on the registration form!

Dates:
Week One: Monday, June 25th, 2018 through Friday, June 29th, 2018  ONLY 7 MORE SPOTS LEFT!
Week Two: Monday, July, 23rd, 2018 through Friday, July 27th, 2018    ONLY 1 MORE SPOT LEFT! PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER!

Please click the link below to navigate to the Registration Form:

Register Now Week II ONLY 1 MORE SPOT LEFT! PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER!

Parents, here are the forms to fill out for your campers! Please fill out before camp starts!

Summer Camp Code of Conduct & Summer Camp Medical Release Agreement PDF

Summer Camp Code of Conduct Google Form

Super Messy Summer Art Camp Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Super Messy Summer Art Camp for the 2018 year! We are so excited to work with your SUPER kids and help them get all MESSY and ARTsy during their summer break! Please fill out the following questions and submit your form as you finish. The Program Directors (Marcus Lawson and Brooke Avery) will receive an email notification, and will send you an email asap alerting you to the fact that your child has been registered. Registration is not complete, however, until the full payment has been received (the Monday before camp starts).There are two camp offerings:
Week One: Monday, June 25th, 2018 through Friday, June 29th, 2018
Week Two: Monday, July, 23rd, 2018 through Friday, July 27th, 2018

Below is a sample schedule for campers:
8:30 am = Early Dropoff
9:30 am -10 am = Teachers and Volunteers set up for classes.
10 am – 10:15 am = Camp Song
10:15 am – 11:30 am = First Period
11:30 am – 12 pm = Lunch Break
12 pm – 1:15 pm = Second Period
1:15 pm – 1:40 pm = Snack Break/Guest Speakers/Team Building
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm = Third Period
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm = Clean Up/Set Up for next day.
***On Friday, we eliminate the Snack Break to make room for the Super Messy Art Show at 2:30!

Age Groups:
We make room for 30 students of each week of camp. Of those, the camp is divided into 3 age groups (5-7, 8-10 and 11-13).

NOTE: By registering for camp, you are stating that you agree and accept the Randolph Arts Guild Camp Policies and Procedures. Registration and payment must be received by the Monday preceding camp start day (Monday, June 18 and Monday, July 16).

Payment:

Week One $190 (members) $200 (nonmembers)
Week Two $190 (members) $200 (nonmembers)
Early Drop Off – Add $30 to your total

Forms for Teacher’s Use (After you are selected to teach for the Summer Camp 2018):

Supply List

Summer Camp Lesson Plans

Attention!  Super Messy Volunteers needed!

So you want to help out with Super Messy Summer Art Camp? You’re in luck! We are needing volunteers to assist our wonderful art teachers during the two separate weeks of camp!

Qualifications:

1. You must be 15 years of age or older.
2. You must enjoy working with little kids.
3. You must take direction well as you will be assisting a teacher in a classroom setting.
4. You must be available the ENTIRE week of the camp for which you are applying.
5. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early and stay 30 minutes late for setup and clean up.
6. You must pass a background check (for those 18+).
7. You must complete this application process.

Dates:
Week One: Monday, June 25th, 2018 through Friday, June 29th, 2018
Week Two: Monday, July, 23rd, 2018 through Friday, July 27th, 2018

THIS APPLICATION IS DUE NO LATER THAN 6 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH!

Click here for the application:

 

Kindermusik Summer Camp!

Week 1:

Kindermusik Camp! For Ages 0 – 6

June 18th – 22nd

Asheboro, NC:  Kindermusik Camp! Ellane Campbell and Kate Keith (of BrushStrokes for Kinder- Folks) are teaming up to bring a mini camp for our youngsters! Enjoy a week full of music and art! You and your little one will sing, dance and create art! Ellane Campbell, a certified Kindermusik instructor will be leading the singing and dancing portion. Kate Keith, an experienced teacher and artist will be teaching the art based part! At the end of the week, you will go home with a Kindermusik instrument and CD, as well as several pieces of artwork that you create with your child.Take a look below at the offering in June! Parent attendance is required. Registration deadline is June 4th.

Here are the following themes with their age groups and times!

Busy Days

Age: 0-2 / Date: June 18-22 / Time: 9:30-10:15 am / Cost: $90 (members) $100 (non-members) Kindermusik only

Zoo Train

Age: 0-4 / Date: June 18-22 / Time: 10:30-11:45am / Cost: $120 (members) $125 (non-members) Kindermusik + Daily Art Project

Tell Me a Tale

Ages:4-6 / Date: June 18-22 / Time: 1:30-2:45pm /  Cost: $120 (members) $125 (non-members) Kindermusik +Daily Art Project

To register, please call Program Director at 336-629-0399, ext 22, or come by the Randolph Arts Guild at 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC. For more information about this class or others, please visit www.randolphartsguild.com or visit our Facebook page.

Week 2:

Kindermusik Camp! For Ages 0 – 6

July 30th – August 3rd

Kindermusik Camp! Ellane Campbell and Kate Keith (of BrushStrokes for Kinder- Folks) are teaming up to bring a mini camp for our youngsters! Enjoy a week full of music and art! You and your little one will sing, dance and create art! Ellane Campbell, a certified Kindermusik instructor will be leading the singing and dancing portion. Kate Keith, an experienced teacher and artist will be teaching the art based part! At the end of the week, you will go home with a Kindermusik instrument and CD, as well as several pieces of artwork that you create with your child.Take a look below at the offering in June! Parent attendance is required. Registration deadline is July 16th.

Here are the following themes with their age groups and times!

Peekaboo I Love You

Age: 0-2 / Date: July 30-August 3 / Time: 9:30-10:15 am / Cost: $90 (members) $100 (non-members) Kindermusik only

Beach Days

Age: 0-4 / Date: July 30-August 3 / Time: 10:30-11:45 am / Cost: $120 (members) $125 (non-members) Kindermusik + Daily Art Project

Jumping Beans

Ages:4-6 / Date: July 30-August 3 / Time: 1:30-2:45 pm /  Cost: $120 (members) $125 (non-members) Kindermusik +Daily Art Project

To register, please call Program Director at 336-629-0399, ext 22, or come by the Randolph Arts Guild at 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC. For more information about this class or others, please visit www.randolphartsguild.com or visit our Facebook page.

All-County High School Art Club

ALL-COUNTY HS ART CLUB

Calling All Budding Artists!

Join The Randolph Arts Guild

for an All-County High School ART CLUB!

WHEN:

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday @ 1 pm – 4 pm, starting February 10, 2018.

WHERE:

Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave, Asheboro, NC

WHAT:

Have you always wanted to learn more about:

  • Sculpting
  • Digital and Graphic Art
  • Chalk and Oil Pastels
  • Mixed Media
  • Fiber Art (weaving, dyeing, etc)
  • Paper making
  • Book Binding, Journal Art, Altered Books
  • Raw Materials Processes
  • Ceramics & Pottery (wheel & hand)
  • Calligraphy
  • Illustration (comics and anime)
  • Plein Air

This is your chance to create artwork on your own time, at your own speed, and meet other artists and art enthusiasts who want to explore the different avenues of artwork.  Bring your own materials, or use those provided by the RAG.

This club is member-driven, meaning topics covered will be based on what the group wants to learn.  First meeting will be devoted to planning and brainstorming.

The Art club’s mission

  • Bring together high schoolers from any school in Randolph County through creative pursuits
  • Explore various art media in making art beyond the K-12 curriculum
  • Assist club members with documenting artistic development and progress through a multimedia portfolio

To Join

  • Must be enrolled in Grades 9 – 12 at a Randolph County School, Asheboro City School, or a private/charter/homeschool in Randolph County, NC; or currently reside in Randolph County. Please inquire for an exception.
  • Must be a member of the Randolph Arts Guild by the third club meeting the club member attends.

Questions?  Want more information?

Please contact Program Directors at:

Brooke Avery bavery@randolphartsguild.com

Marcus Lawson mlawson@randolphartsguild.com

RAG Youth Art Ambassador:

Dakota McPherson at ArtAmbassador@RandolphArtsGuild.com

Teacher Profiles
  • Andrew John Miraran Lyon (A.J.) is currently a student at Randolph Early College High School as a Junior, and is double majoring with an Associate’s Degree in Arts as well as an Associate’s in Business Administration.  After graduation he plans on continuing his degree in Music Theory and Composition with aspirations to become a choral and orchestral composer.
    With over ten years of experience as a pianist, A.J. frequently plays for recitals, various NC piano competitions, as well as accompanies various church choirs in the area.
    As a private piano instructor at the Randolph Arts Guild, he hopes to share the experiences he has learned over the years to help others become skilled pianists, while having fun.

    A.J. teaches private piano to youth and children here at the Randolph Arts Guild.  He is currently accepting new students ages 7-18.

    .Experience

    • Five years, pianist at St. Joseph Catholic Church

    • Member of North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs since 2007

    • 10 years of classical piano music instruction

    • Attendance and performances for choral and piano solos at UNCG summer music camp (2015 and 2016)

    • Composed 6 original works: 2 for piano solo, 1 for piano and viola, and 3 for SATB

    • Assistant Director and Arranger for BETA Club Show Choir

    Awards and Acknowledgements

    • (2013-2017) North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs: District Champion for Hymn Playing, 5
      consecutive years at UNCG

    • (2015-2017) North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs: District Champion for Piano Solo, 3
      consecutive years at UNCG

    • (2016) North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs: Second Place, Hymn Playing State
      Competition at UNCG

    • (2017) North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs: First Place, Hymn Playing State Competition
      at UNCG

    • (2018) NC Beta Convention: Third Place Special Talent

    • (2018) Nation Beta Convention: Peoples Choice Award Special Talent

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Mark Dillon’s life as musician started well before his birth. His grandfather was a founder of the 1930’s country act The Lonestar Players, a Depression era country band that played that played throughout the United States in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. His great uncle, Hank Jones, in addition to being with the Lone Star Players was the host of Louisiana’s Old South Jamboree from 1962 till 2001. Other members appeared on the Grand Ole Opry stage in the 50’s and 60’s. Mark was raised with the personal stories of Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, George Jones and other country greats. This is the foundation that Mark Dillon’s own music is built on.

Mark’s history as a professional musician is interesting in its own right. Raised near Rolling Prairie, IN (pop. 657) on land that was historically a Miami Indian campsite and a Methodist Minister’s retreat. He started playing guitar at the age of 5 and after graduating in the bottom quarter of his class, he went against all his parent’s wishes and studied music as (ha, ha, ha) a profession.  Mark established the repair shop at Front Porch Music in Valparaiso, Indiana and actually started to make a decent, respectable living. While in Valparaiso he established the Songwriters Association of Northern Indiana (SWANI) as well as studied songwriting and guitar with the likes of Norman Blake, Donovan, John Hartford, Steve Gillette, Martin Simpson and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Mark began teaching English as well as directing high school band in Chatham County, NC.  He is often invited to speak at conferences and educational events on the subject of roots music education as well as music history. He currently plays guitar and banjo with The Zinc Kings, a band dedicated to preserving the music of the North Carolina piedmont. He also continues his solo career although it seems greatly slowed by the other demands of life.

Mark, who is currently the Music Technology Professor at GTCC, will be leading our Music Historical Series on the cultural influences of music in the U.S.

Mark teaches all historical elements of music here at the Randolph Arts Guild and has begun a new project here in Randolph County called the One Mic festival.

Performance Experience

  • Performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, (on tenor banjo)
  • Premiered jazz pieces with trombone legend JJ Johnson
  • Busked his way around Ireland.
  • He’s appeared on a Kerrville songwriters compilation with the likes of Steve Gillette, Kevin So, and Chuck Brodski.
  • He has appeared as multi-instrumental musician and producer on 15+ cds and in 2000 released his first solo album “A Certain Slant of Light” followed by “Apple Barn” in 2005.
  • His stage show is known for its diversity ranging from the country tunes learned in his youth to the 12 string Middle Eastern slide pieces he is known to undertake when the mood seems appropriate.

Rosalee Bailey is an alumni of the UNC-Greensboro Music School where she earned her bachelor’s degree in music education. She is currently in her third year as a middle school chorus director in the Randolph County Schools System. Her love of music has provided plenty of opportunities for music-making such as: participating in the Carol Krueger Takadimi Workshops, advocating for music education in the offices of Senator Burr and former Senator Hagan, and performing the Berlioz Requiem in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Rosalee teaches private and group piano here at the Randolph Arts Guild.

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As a graduate from The University of North Carolina-Greensboro School of Music, with a Bachelors in Music, Tamara Hill has placed her focuses on the therapeutic side of music, and it’s effects on the brain.  She has been directing adult choirs for 17 years and  Children and Youth choirs for more than 10 years.

Over the years, she has studied several instruments such as clarinet, sax, piano, guitar, and ukulele though her major focus has been on vocal styles such as classical and jazz solo work, chamber and chorale as well as modern and classic accapella styles.

She studied and played clarinet and sax in concert, jazz and marching styles, but after attending UNCG, fell in love with the Old Time culture of music, where she played acoustic guitar and ukulele with the UNCG Old Time Ensemble.

Following in the footsteps of her friend and luminary Adrienne Bailey, Tamara came to the Randolph Arts Guild to teach adult piano classes in hopes to expand music education to people of all ages.  While she believes “fun” is a vital element of learning music, her focuses in music education are based on a ternary system of technique, theory and history, in order to allow students a full music education on each instrument.

Tamara teaches Private and group piano, as well as ukulele and basic guitar here at the Randolph Arts Guild.

Performance Experience
  • Various vocal styles and settings, including popular (pop, rock and country), choirs, chorales, vocal jazz, accapella trios, and chamber settings.

  • Acoustic guitar and ukulele ensemble setting as well as accompaniment.

  • Recording studio settings, recording commercials and original music.

  • Special occasion soloist and music planning (Weddings, Funerals, events etc…)

  • Dramatic events- Write, direct and participation 

Work Experience

  • Directing Experience: Adult, Youth and Children’s’ Choirs:  +15 years

  • Guitar and Ukulele: +5 years
  • Piano: +10 years
  • Woodwinds: Clarinet and Sax: +10 years
  • Voice: +15 years
  • Music Theory: +5 years
  • Composition: +15 years
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Teaching Opportunities

Teaching with the RAG!

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

The Randolph Arts Guild is always looking for instructors for classes and workshops.  We’ve got an active two story building in downtown Asheboro with room for your creative know-how. Stipends are available. Are you interested in teaching classes and workshops at the Randolph Arts Guild?  Do you have a specific skill or talent that you love to share with others that involve the arts?  We would love to have you apply to teach here!  Below you will find a link to a Google Form with questions for your specific class ideas.  Please have your resume ready to upload!

If there is a class that you would like to teach, please contact our amazing Program Co-Directors, Marcus and Brooke at Mlawson@randolphartsguild.com or bavery@randolphartsguild.com or call (336)-629-0399 ext. 22.

On this form, you will find the dates of deadlines for each quarter listed.  If you want your class advertised in The Window newsletter, please submit your forms no later than the dates listed!

Instructor’s Course Information Application

DEADLINES:

February 28 to appear in 2nd Quarter Newsletter (Apr, May, Jun)

May 31 to appear in 3rd Quarter Newsletter (July, Aug, Sep)

Aug 31 to appear in 4th Quarter Newsletter (Oct, Nov, Dec)

Oct 31 to appear in 1st Quarter Newsletter (Jan, Feb, Mar)

What are our needs?

We are currently looking for some dynamic instructors in these areas:

  1. Watercolor Painting
  2. Basic Stained Glass
  3. Edible Arts (Baking, Cooking, Display, Etiquette, etc.)
  4. Acting
  5. Dance
  6. Multicultural
  7. Lectures
  8. Trips

We have our camp instructors lined up for this year, but please check back next year!! 

CALLING ALL ART TEACHERS for Summer Camp!

RANDOLPH ARTS GUILD 2018 SUMMER ART CAMP INSTRUCTOR APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Do you have what it takes to teach a young creative team a week’s worth of valuable art experiences?

RAG’s Summer Art Camp is open to 30 students per week and two (2) separate weeks of Summer Camp.

We are offering SUPER MESSY opportunities to teach 1 week of summer art projects for the campers.

Our Summer Camp Instructor Application Guidelines for 2018 will be available soon.  For more information, contact Camp Director Marcus Lawson at (336) 629-0399 ext 22 or email us at Mlawson@randolphartsguild.com

Gallery & Exhibits

The Sara Smith Self Gallery features work from local, national, and international artists. The recently renovated 1,200 sq. ft. of exhibition space provides a beautiful setting for displaying, viewing, and appreciating works of art.

The Gallery is open Monday through Wednesday, and Saturday 10am – 5pm and Thursday and Friday 10am – 7pm.

Exhibits change monthly and a public opening reception is held the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  Check our current exhibitions listed at the bottom of this page and please join us for an upcoming reception.


June 2018

36th Annual Juried Arts Show

 
Call to Artists! The Randolph Arts Guild is proud to announce the 36th Annual Juried Arts Show. Artists may deliver their entries on Friday, June 1st, between 10 am and 7 pm and Saturday, June 2nd, between 10 am and 5 pm. The selected entries will be exhibited during the month of June in the Sara Smith Self Gallery. Entry fee is $20 for RAG members $25 for non-members. Each artist may submit up to three current pieces of their artwork for review by the juror. The juror will have full discretion to select the works to be displayed in the Gallery. The Randolph Arts Guild reserves the right to not display all works as it sees fit. Cash prizes will be given for Best in Show ($200), First Place ($150), Second Place ($100) and Third Place ($50). The show is open to all artists working in any media. Artists with very large pieces or works requiring special installation guidelines should call in advance of submission: 336-629-0399, ext 23. Visit www.randolphartsguild.com for complete guidelines and juror information. An Opening Reception will be held on Tuesday. June 5, from 5:30-7:30 pm. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend, so invite all of your friends to see your artwork!

Drop off when: 

Friday, June 1st, between 10 am and 7 pm
Saturday, June 2nd, between 10 am and 5 pm.

Cost: 

Entry fee is $20 for RAG members $25 for non-members. For up to 3 pieces of artwork

Prizes:

Cash prizes will be given for
Best in Show ($200)
People’s Choice Award ($150)
Second Place ($100)
Third Place ($50)

Here are the guidelines: 

1. Recent work…completed in prior 24 months only.
2. Ready to hang/exhibit
3. No Salon de Refuse….all work is shown in SSS Gallery
4. All work must be for sale.
5. Artist Statement. We would appreciate it and want to understand the thoughts or perspective of the artist better

July 2018

The Bramble Ramble! 

The Bramble Ramble! If you recognize that name, then you have been around the Randolph Arts Guild for quite some time! Anyone who has stepped foot in the gift shop or anywhere downstairs at the Guild knows our four footed associate Bramble! The little Westie was a close companion of the late Claudia Ainsworth, and is still a recognizable furry face at the Guild. The Bramble Ramble is an invitational art show to be held in the month of July. All artwork submitted has only two criteria: 1. The work must be inspired by Bramble. -OR- The work must be inspired by Claudia. That’s it! This show will be juried with the juror to be announced. Part of the sales from the Gallery commission will be donated to a memorial fund in Claudia’s name, so we ask that all work be for sale. The show will run July 10th through the 31st, with the opening reception on July 10th at 5:30 pm. Artists with questions about submission, please contact the Executive Director at 336-629-0399, ext 23.
Cost: No application fee, but part of proceeds from the Gallery Commission of sales go towards Claudia’s memorial fund
Drop off time: 
June 28, 29 and 30th during our open business hours in Gallery 101.
Thursday from 10-7pm, Friday 10-7pm and Saturday 10am-5pm. 
*On Thursday and Friday from 10am-3pm, please drop off in Sara Self Smith Gallery, because of Summer Art Camp* 
 

Full Gallery Schedule for 2018

January  Jerry O’Donnell and Frank Orthel

February  Mary E. Carlisle

March  Youth Art Month

April  RAG Private Collection

May  C.A.R.E. Animal activist group

June  Juried Art Show

July  Bramble Ramble Invitational Art Show

August  Randolph County Vocational Industries

September  Rich Powell & John Czop

October  Et Hacskaylo

November  Marcus Lawson

December  Artist’s Hang-up


Gallery Guidelines

The Randolph Arts Guild is seeking Gallery Submissions for the 2019 Calendar year!  Please see the application form available using the button!

The Randolph Arts Guild’s Gallery Committee is always excited to review the work of artists from within and around our community. To submit your work for consideration please email Gallery@randolphartsguild.com with Gallery Submission in the subject line.

Please include the following:

  • 3-5 images of your art
  • A short paragraph about what you would like to exhibit.
  • A brief artist statement / bio (Tell us who you are, what you do, and why you do it).

You may also include a current artistic resume and link to your website. It is not uncommon for the Gallery Committee to review an artist’s work multiple times in consideration for exhibition. They will make every effort to give artist feedback regarding their submission. The Sara Smith Self Gallery exhibitions are typically booked two years in advance. Questions – call 336-629—0399 x 23.

Grants

Since 1977, the N. C. Arts Council has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences with programs that distribute funds for the arts in all 100 counties of the state primarily through partnerships with local arts councils. The Randolph Arts Guild serves as the N. C. Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Randolph County and through participating in the Regional Artist Project Grant program.


Regional Artist Project Grant

Grassroots Grants

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The Randolph Arts Guild

123 Sunset Avenue Asheboro, NC 27203

PO Box 1033 Asheboro, NC 27204

Phone: (336) 629-0399 Fax: (336) 629-2892

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