What is your heARTS desire? To learn to play the violin? To belly dance? To paint? The Black Mountain Center for the Arts offers a variety of classes. Be sure to check back frequently as our classes do change throughout the year.
SUMMER ARTS CAMP
For grades K-3, June 24-28, 9 am – noon. Includes music, visual art and creative movement with experienced, certified teachers. Registration begins May 1. $100, includes camp t-shirt. Parents are invited to the final hour on Friday.
String Band Camp for Intermediate Jamming
taught by Cary Fridley
June 24 – 28, 1-3 pm
Banjo – Bass – Fiddle – Guitar – Mandolin
- For grades 4-10 students who already know how to play a stringed instrument
- Learn the role of the instrument in a group
- Old-Time Pioneer Style – learn how these instruments were played pre-electricity
- Learn some dance steps to live music – learn to play for dancers
Tuition: $125 – Limited to 20 students
Parents will be invited to a performance on the final day
Cary Fridley began singing and playing bluegrass banjo at age 13 in her native Alleghany County, Virginia. She performs solo ballads and plays with string bands and on recordings. Cary holds a Masters Degree in Music Education from the UNC- Greensboro, teaches guitar, banjo and singing, and gives workshops in old-time music.
ADULT CLAY CAMP with MAUREEN JOYCE
JULY 15-19, 2013 9 am-noon
Wheel Throwing – Hand Building, For the novice or amateur…no experience required, For the curious and playful learner (Max 6/min 3)
- taught clay classes at BMCA in 2010 and 2011 before moving to PA
- studied Fine Art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA
- is a passionate potter & enthusiastic teacher.
Earlybird Special – $175 through May 31; $200 after June 1.
Tuition includes clay, glazes and firing.
Adult Clay Classes:
Classes are 6 weeks, $185 includes tuition and lab fee and practice times
Absolute Beginner: begins Saturday, April 13, 10 am – noon, with Charles Freeland
Intermediate: begins Tuesday, April 16, 10 am – noon, with Charles Freeland (FULL)
Beginner or Intermediate: begins Tuesday, April 16, 6-8 pm, with Annie Singletary
Beginner or Intermediate: ongoing (any start date) on Thursdays, 4-6 pm, with Geoff Bird
Independent Study in our Clay Studio: for experienced potters, with application and Studio Manager approval, $115 for six weeks, clay not included.
Adult Clay Camp: July 15 – 19, 9 am – noon with Maureen Joyce. Early registration fee is $175 if paid prior to May 31. June 1 tuition is $200. For beginners or intermediate.
POEMS on PAINTING
Instructor: TINA BARR.
Friday, May 31, noon – 4pm
The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is seeing a resurgence of interest in hearing and writing poetry. Several of its “Books and Brown Bag Lunchtime Series” events have focused on poetry, as well as classes and workshops and this spring, Tina Barr is offering several opportunities to study poetry with her.
Fee: $40.00 (includes course packets and all take-home materials). Bring a lunch. Poems on Art are significant in literary tradition. As part of this celebration, participants will write their own poems on art, including the Art in Bloom installation, using several (optional) writing exercises. We’ll read, share and discuss poems on art by Keats, Browning, Auden, Wilber, and Ashbery, as well as being introduced to their poetic forms, including the sestina, ode, and basic lyric. No previous knowledge of art or poetry is necessary to take part in this lively discussion of poetry, with visual illustration, just an open mind! Barr loves teaching poetry and has always had a strong interest in visual art. Her own poems on art have been published in the Notre Dame Review, The Mississippi Review, Shenandoah, Louisiana Literature and West Branch. CALL to register: 828/669-0930.
Weekly Drawing & Painting Classes
Weekly Painting Classes with Bob Travers. For students age 8 through adult. Art classes with this nationally recognized artist are designed for students ages 9 through adult, beginner through advanced. Lessons are fun and informative while tailored to meet the needs of each individual student according to their level of knowledge and experience. Using a step by step process, students learn the fundamentals of drawing, design, composition, contrast and perspective to add depth and dimension into their work while learning the basics of working with color, technique, brush manipulation and more, so that each student can develop their own style from realism to the abstract in mediums such as graphite, oil, pen & ink, pastels, watercolors, scratch board and mixed media. Subject matter includes but is not limited to landscape, wildlife, still life, abstract, portraits and more. www.BobTraversArt.com
Mondays 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Tuesdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm/1:00pm-3:00 pm/3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Registration is open through the Center at 828/669-0930.
Ballet Classes are offered from preschool to adult. Instructor Casey Kristofferson Littlejohn is a member of the Asheville Civic Ballet and also teaches dance at ArtSpace Charter School. She has completed her additional teaching certification through the American Ballet Theatre in NYC. Required attire: ballet slippers + leotard & tights for females; leggings + white tee for males. Kids ballet classes are on Saturday mornings and Adult ballet classes are on Monday and Wednesday mornings and Saturday afternoons. Please call 828/669-0930 for more information.
For Children: Begins Saturday, July 1, 2013
- Preprimary (ages 3 & 4) 9:-9:30 am $36/month (30 minute class)
- Primary (ages 4 – 8) 9:30 – 10:15 am $36/month (45 minute class)
- Level I (ages 8 + up ) – 10:30 – 11:30 $46/month (1-hour class)
Adult and Level II: Begins Saturday, July 1, 2013
- Mondays, 9 – 10:15 am $46/month
- Wednesdays, 9 – 10:15 am $46/month
- Saturdays, 11:45 am – 1 pm $46/month
Discounts are available for taking more than one class a week.
Taught by Viniyoga Instructor Renate Rikkers. Two times for ongoing classes: Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 pm or Friday mornings from 9 to 10:30 am. Improve your posture, balance, and strength through the practice of yoga. Some yoga experience is necessary. If you have questions or want to register, call Renate directly at 828/298-9988.
Junior Appalachian Musicians
Know a kid who may want to learn traditional music with us? Invite them to join us on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 each week We teach old time fiddle, banjo and guitar in a fun group setting at affordable fees! Amazing instructors: Cary Fridley, Ben Nelson and Meredith Watson. Public schoolers (3rd-9th grades): the bus will drop you at our door! Homeschoolers welcome – this is great arts enrichment! Call 828-669-0930 to sign up now.
PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS
SUSUKI VIOLIN with instructor Keithie Knowles. Ages 4 to 6 years with parent. Tuesdays after 2:30 pm. Fee: $25 per 1/2 hour. These lessons are currently full, but if you have an interest, call the Center for the Arts and let us know: 828/669-0930.
PIANO & BANJO with Joe Dinwiddie. For beginning Piano students age 7 through adult; and for beginning or intermediate Banjo students, high school and adult. Fee: $25 per 1/2 hour or $40 per hour lesson. To register, call Joe directly: 828/318-4333.