Art Workshops

Arts Alive invites you to discover the artist in you with our various art workshops for adults and students (11-18). All classes are held in the West Point United Methodist Church basement located at 1020 Main Street unless otherwise noted.  Classes are filled on a first come basis and space is limited. Participants will be emailed a supply list, if necessary.

If you discover you can no longer attend a workshop, we cannot offer a refund, but you may get a friend to take your place. Please retain a copy for your records.

The 2021-2022 season is supported in part by:

Events Sponsors - VA Commission for the Arts

Workshops

Needle Felt a Small Pumpkin

Friday, October 22, 2021

New Date

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Gudrun Kiel-Bullock, Artist

West Point United Methodist Church

Basement at 1020 Main Street

Donation

$20 + materials fee $10 = $30
Learn how to needle-felt a small 3D pumpkin with an expressive face. Great opportunity to practice felting faces since there is no “right” or “wrong” pumpkin face. Large sewing needle, tweezers, and reference pictures of expressive faces are helpful but optional.

Fluid Acrylics, Beyond the Pour

Friday, October 8, 2021

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Jim Parrett, Artist

West Point United Methodist Church

Basement at 1020 Main Street

Donation

$20 + materials fee $10 = $30
Journey further into the world of Fluid Acrylic Art going beyond the basic fill a cup and flipping it. Come explore techniques such as painting with string, using ball chains as brushes, and blowing paint with straws. Come prepared to learn new things and have FUN!

Porcelain and Glass Embelishing (Zen Tangle and more)

Friday, November 5, 2021

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Sue Kurfees, Artist

West Point United Methodist Church

Basement at 1020 Main Street

Donation

$20 + materials fee $10 = $30
With porcelain/glass paint pens, we will use the Zen Tangle technique or other designs of your choice to embellish any kind of plain ceramic or glass objects, such as mugs, glassware, or vases.

Colored Pencil and Acrylics – Workshop is Full

Friday, December 3, 2021

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Dawn Flores, VMFA Artist

West Point United Methodist Church

Basement at 1020 Main Street

Donation

$20

The layering of colored pencils and acrylics is a fantastic technique for building up soft textures, sharp edges, and rich colors. Drawing from colorful photographs or still-life objects of flora and fauna, explore the techniques used to take colored pencils a step beyond their traditional use.
Colored Pencil and Acrylics

Paint Like Georgia (O’Keeffe)

Friday, January 7, 2022

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Mary Montague Sikes, Artist

West Point United Methodist Church

Basement at 1020 Main Street

Donation

$20

This workshop will focus on using floral close-ups to inspire your creativity. Monti will demonstrate various acrylic painting techniques she uses in her own work. Students should bring a selection of floral photos they have taken. Some instructions and a supply list will be sent before the workshop.

How to Make Paper Beads

Friday, February 4, 2022

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Gudrun Kiel-Bullock, Artist

West Point United Methodist Church

Basement at 1020 Main Street

Donation

$20 + materials fee $2 = $22
Learn how to make easy and colorful paper beads in many shapes and sizes, even Pandora-style beads. Different uses for the beads will also be demonstrated such as in jewelry pieces, keychain fobs, ornaments, charms, etc. A simple supply list required for this class will be emailed prior to class.

Garden Themed Mosaic Birdbath

Friday, March 4, 2022

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Tina Crawford, Artist

West Point United Methodist Church

Basement at 1020 Main Street

Donation

$20 + materials fee $10 = $30
Create a fun and colorful mosaic garden birdbath (or bee apiary when you add a little water and rocks) with glass tiles, rounds, beads, and leaves, as well as ceramic shapes. Participants will safely glue and grout pieces to a terracotta garden dish to create this fun art project.

Abstract Watercolors and Acrylics

Friday, April 1, 2022

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Dawn Flores, VMFA Artist

West Point United Methodist Church

Basement at 1020 Main Street

Donation

$20

Watercolors have the reputation of being the most challenging painting medium. The unforgiving white of the paper and the uncontrollable nature of water make this medium intimidating. Through a series of exercises, participants will learn how forgiving white paper can be and how to control water and pigment. Focusing on color and composition, participants will practice techniques while creating small and large abstract paintings. This class is designed to motivate every participant to love watercolors.

Watercolor Landscape Painting: Workshop FULL

Friday, May 6, 2022

10AM – 3PM

Instructor

Marjorie Perrin, VMFA Artist

West Point United Methodist Church

Basement at 1020 Main Street

Donation

$20

In this workshop, participants explore how to use color and form to create an expressive landscape painting. A demonstration shows how to see color and simple shapes as a starting point and how to create atmospheric perspective and depth while developing individual styles.
Watercolor Landscape Painting

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West Point, VA  23181
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