Classes

A major goal of the ACC is to sponsor arts classes for beginners to experienced artists. For example:

MAKE PAPER

 

Paper has been around for thousands of years, thanks to an ancient Chinese inventor who blended wood and old rags to make — eureka! — paper.

Now, you can master to art of papermaking under the instruction of master paper printmaker Patrick Sargent, in a workshop hosted by the Arts & Culture Center in Culpeper.

The class, on Saturday, October 20, will be at the ACC Gallery, 509 South Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a lunch break. The $45 fee per student covers all workshop materials. Everyone is welcome — from beginners to experienced artists, from 12 years old and up.

Paper has been around for thousands of years, thanks to an ancient Chinese inventor who blended wood and old rags to make — eureka! — paper.

Now, you can master to art of papermaking under the instruction of master paper printmaker Patrick Sargent, in a workshop hosted by the Arts & Culture Center in Culpeper.

The class, on Saturday, October 20, will be at the ACC Gallery, 509 South Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a lunch break. The $45 fee per student covers all workshop materials. Everyone is welcome — from beginners to experienced artists, from 12 years old and up.

ACRYLIC POURING

It’s colorful, it’s abstract, it’s fun, and it’s the hottest new thing in art. 

 

It’s “Acrylic Pouring,” and it’s winning over professional artists and artist wannabes from coast to coast. There was a workshop on how to do acrylic pours, with tips and advice from acclaimed Piedmont artist Jan Settle.

The “Technique in Acrylic Pouring” workshop was held Saturday, Aug. 18. No art training was required; this was a fun class.

PET PORTRAITS

Well-known animal artist Kitty Dodd shared her passion and demonstrated her techniques and extraordinary skills in creating portraits of animals in the ACC Gallery on August 26.

 

FIBER-SCULPTING CLASS

 

The Arts & Culture Center in Culpeper sponsored a class August 19 for those interested in learning how to create a needle-felted  animal of wool and other fibers over a wire armature. See photo at right.

The classes were taught by felt artist Regina Yurkonis.

Calling All Quilters

 

The Arts & Culture Center in Culpeper invited Piedmont quilters — from wannabes to beginners to experienced — to a special workshop on June 17.

Taught by master quilter Marty Moon, this workshop — “Crazy 8s — Oops 9s!” —  was an adventure in creating a quilt that is uniquely your own even when following the same rules that everyone else is. Participants were able to unleash creative juices with these few squares of fabric to make these one-of-a-kind blocks.

A Touch of Scandinavia

The Arts & Culture Center in Culpeper held a class demonstrating how to make Scandinavian Woven Heart Ornaments from colored construction paper.

 

These are traditional ornaments in Scandinavian countries and are hung on the Christmas tree, often with treats inside. Think tucking a gift card in one and hanging on the tree for someone special.

 

The demonstration coincided with the festive Downtown Holiday Open House.

 

Crazy 8s — Oops 9s!

Taught by master quilter Marty Moon, the workshop “Crazy 8s — Oops 9s!” was an adventure in creating a quilt that is uniquely the artist’s own even when following the same rules that everyone else is.