The Artisan Center, located in Uptown Martinsville, offers a wide variety of classes for everyone to participate in. From painting to sewing, from cooking to dancing, there is always something fun scheduled. Take a look at some of their upcoming classes and call (276) 656-5461 to register!
Starting Soon: Calligraphy, Herbs, Jewelry and more!
CALLIGRAPHY with Karen Eggleston
Intro to Italic Calligraphy
Lean the art of beautiful handwriting with artist Karen Eggleston! Create elegant lettering in the Italic style to add a special touch to invitations, place cards, artwork and more.
Tuesdays, Feb 3-March 3 - 6:00-8:00 pm - Cost: $60
ALL ABOUT HERBS with Kris Landrum
Herbs for Love
February is the month for love. Learn how herbs have been used through throughout time as love "potions" and even make some of your own! Session will include discussion of myths and lore and the role of herbs in the timeless pursuit of love.
Monday, Feb 16 - 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $25, Supply Fee: $10 (payable to instructor)
POTTERY with Jessica McAlexander
Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Mixed Level)
Learn the fine art of wheel-thrown ceramics! Beginning students will learn basic throwing technique, with a focus on centering, making cylinders, bowls and perhaps your first teapot. We will discuss various throwing methods, wheel-trimming, and adding handles, lids etc. The class is also open to students with some wheel-throwing experience who would like to continue developing their skills. Students wishing to glaze their pieces may do so in Surface Decoration & Glazing class.
Thursdays, Feb 19-March 19 5:30-8:30 pm - Cost: $89
JEWELRY with Susan Weeks
Intro to Beaded Jewelry
The Introduction to Beading Class is a well-rounded overview of beading which covers different beading techniques available, different types of beads, the differences of metals, different tools and when to use them, and supplies. The class provides students with step-by-step instructions on the different ways to create and close off a piece of jewelry using stretch elastic, memory wire, multiple strands, lariats, and strung pieces. The techniques can be used to create limitless original pieces. This class gives students both a practical knowledge base, and ideas on how to spark their imaginations to express themselves creatively.
Tuesdays, Feb 24-March 31 - 5:30-7:30 pm - Cost: $89
FINE WOODWORKING with Burr Fox
Intermediate Fine Woodworking
Have a woodworking project in mind? Let our instructor, Burr Fox, help guide you through your project! Must have some woodworking experience.
Tuesdays, Feb 24-March 24 - 5:30-8:30 pm - Cost: $89
QUILTING with Karen Despot
This class is for those students who want to learn how to start and finish a quilt and learn new tips and tricks for piecing, hand sewing and machine quilting. Students will complete a sampler project to show off their new skills. Supply list will be available upon registration.
Wednesdays, Feb 25-March 25 -5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $89 for 5 weeks!
Advanced Quilting Techniques
This class is for the experienced quilter. Open lab for completing assignments or individual designs and to work in a self-paced, supportive and creative environment. Teaching staff will assist with ideas, motivation, suggestions and techniques. Prerequisite: Four sessions of Quilting 101 or instructor approval. Students must purchase own supplies.
Wednesdays, Feb 25-March 25 -5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $49 for 5 weeks!
PHOTOGRAPHY with Ricky Dawson
Intermediate Nuts & Bolts of Your Digital Camera
Students will gain a deeper understanding of how to use the advanced buttons and settings on their own digital cameras. Learn how each change of the sub-menus will affect your photos and how the buttons are there to help. This class will be held both inside and outside to help students understand and think what would work best in this area. Please bring your owner's manual and digital camera.
Thursdays, Feb 26-March 26 - 6:00-8:00 pm - Cost: $60
Upcoming Dance Classes at the Artisan Center:
Intro to Swing Dance (East Coast) with Mark Setliff
Learn the basics of East Coast Swing, aka the Jitterbug, in this fun and easy class! Students will learn proper frame, leading and following, while performing moves like the 6-count East Coast basic step, loop turn, arch turn, belt turn, and much more. Class time includes both instruction and practice. No experience or partner necessary. (Artisan Center)
Wednesdays, Feb 18-March 18 - 6:00-7:30 pm
Contemporary Line Dance with Sue-Ann Ehmann
Beginner Line Dance
This class will introduce the Beginner dancer to basic Line Dance steps and incorporate those steps into fun, easy dances to a wide variety of music genres. Learn dances to your favorite Pop, Country, Oldies, Show Tunes, etc. Line Dance is a proven stress reliever and an excellent way to fit exercise and fitness into your lives. No partner necessary!
Tuesdays, Feb 10- March 10 - 6:00-7:00 pm
Line Dance Level II
This class is designed for the dancer who has command of basic beginner steps and wants to learn dances that are a bit more challenging. Prior completion of Beginner Line Dance is required, or may enroll with instructor approval. Have fun dancing to a variety of music genres while improving your strength, stamina, and overall health. No partner necessary!