Martinsville, Virginia


Spring Classes at Piedmont Arts

By: Lauren Brooke Ellis | Programs and Public Relations Coordinator

April 6, 2024

Piedmont Arts is abuzz with their Spring class line-up. Classes at Piedmont Arts cover a wide range of styles and techniques for all ages and skill levels. Taught by local artists and artisans, these classes are a great way to express yourself and learn something new.

Bob Ross Painting Class meets monthly on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Taught by certified instructor Naomi Hodge-Muse, these sessions lead you through the entire Bob Ross method to create happy little landscapes. Students should bring a roll of paper towels, all other supplies provided. Advanced registration required. Upcoming dates and projects are:

  • April 4: Mountain Stream
  • May 2: Evening Waterfall
  • June 6: Hidden Stream

Admission costs are $75 for members and $85 for non-members. Register on or by calling the museum.

Preschool in the Galleries will take place on Tuesday, April 23. The first session will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the second will begin at 10:30 a.m. Preschool in the Galleries is a series of programs for pre-K students designed to foster a love of the performing and visual arts at a young age. Performances are free of charge to students and schools and feature performers from various arts organizations and schools in Martinsville-Henry County. April’s event will feature Carlisle School’s Zip Zap Zop Theatre Co. Contact Christiana Jarrett at to reserve a spot for your child or class.

Chix With Sticks, a knitting group, meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space to socialize while creating. Bring your own supplies. Advanced registration required. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members at the door. Upcoming sessions will take place on April 9 and 23 and May 14 and 28. All sessions begin at 10:30 a.m.

Needle Felting with instructor Bella Thorne will return on Friday, May 10 at 2 p.m. Participants will take home a completed project. Advanced registration required. May’s project will be a felted bunny. More needle felting classes will take place during the summer. Classes are $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

All class information, including registration, can be found on