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.
Click here for a WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE: WINTER CLASSES 2014
Ray Mata to teach NEW Photography class!
6 -7 pm, Wednesdays, January 8- 29, $50.
Given the success of his last class Ray Mata of Blue Ridge Pictures is offering two classes at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts in January 2014!
Ever want to know what all those buttons and switches mean on your digital camera? Ray Mata of Blue Ridge Pictures offers pointers from a pro on composition, lighting, and techniques to improve your photographs. Regardless of experience level, this class will cover your specific questions and focus on your needs. Mata has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, with a broad background in photography from fashion to portraiture, film, and video.
Also available Photography 102!
Call 828/669-0930 to register.
High Energy Adult Dance Classes with Amy Maze
Mondays 7 – 8 pm, Ongoing, $48. Drop in, $12
This is a high-energy dance class that combines contemporary styles taught to upbeat pop/urban music. Each class includes a cardio warm-up and a new dance combination. With 25 years of dance experience Amy Maze can get anyone dancing, regardless of dance experience or background. She is also an instructor at Center Stage Dance Studio in Asheville.
Amy was a performer with the Walt Disney World Corporation and held dancing roles in parades and shows such as Festival Of The Lion King, Spectromagic, and Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle. She was also a member of the modern dance company Soul Play as a principal dancer and guest choreographer. Call 828/669-0930 to register!
Year-Round Adult Clay Classes:
Charles Freeland, Annie Singletary, Mathilda Tanner and Geoff Bird are leading this year’s clay classes that focus on wheel throwing, hand building, surface texturing, glazing and much more. The pottery studio is open seven days a week and has lots of Open Studio time to perfect your work. There is an independent study program for experienced potters and we also have a handicapped accessible wheel that can be used standing or sitting.
Classes are 6 weeks, $185 includes tuition and lab fee and practice times
Surfaces/Textures in Clay: Mondays, 6 – 8 pm, with Mathilda Tanner
Intermediate: Tuesdays, 10 am – noon, with Charles Freeland
Beginner/Intermediate: Tuesdays, 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.
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. 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 and Saturday mornings. Please call 828/669-0930 for more information.
WINTER Ballet School:
For Children: ALL on Saturday mornings (Please call ahead to determine class level)
- Primary 9:00-9:30 am $36/month
- Level I 9:30 – 10:30 am $36/month
- Intermediate 10:30 – noon $46/month
- Mondays , 9 – 10:15 am $46/month
- Wednesdays, 9 – 10:15 am $46/month
- Saturdays, 10:30 – noon $46/month
Discounts are available for taking more than one class a week.
January 12 – February 17
Focus: Waltz, Foxtrot & Night-club Merengue.
Minimum # of students required: 6.
Ballroom dance is taught by the popular and patient Micaela Scobie on Mondays from 6-7pm. Six-week session. No partner necessary to enjoy these classic dance styles. Classes are $110 per couple or $60 per individual. Call to register: 828/669-0930.
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 during the school year. 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. Home-schoolers welcome – this is great arts enrichment! Public-schoolers (3rd-9th grades): Owen district bus will drop you at our door! Winter Session is 9 weeks, payable at $68.50. Some scholarship available. Call 828-669-0930 to sign up for the WINTER 2014 session.
PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS
SUZUKI VIOLIN with instructor Keithie Knowles. Ages 4 to 6 years with parent. Tuesdays after 2:30 pm. Fee: $25 per 1/2 hour. 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.
WRITING CLASSES will begin again in the SPRING in partnership with the Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)