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Classes & Workshops

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The Swain Arts Center offers visual arts classes in a variety of media from pottery to watercolor, print making to basket weaving.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops



Mark Menendez Workshop

"Blue Heron Acrylic Seminar" 3:00 p.m.-7:70 p.m. Cost-$35
Register by contacting Rachel Lackey at or call 828-488-7843

Painting of Blue Heron

In this project, Mark will offer his distinctiveapproach to Acrylics, designed to boost yourskills in painting. In addition to his uniquepainting methods, the student will receive apersonal explanation of Mark’s view of colortheory, which has been featured in his highlyratedinstruction video “Basic Color MixingTechniques,” available from North LightBooks site, seminar is designed for anyone withlittle or no painting experience.

Previous Workshops

watercolor class participants

Participants in the Carol Conti watercolor workshop show off their work

pottery class

introduction to Clay class led by Jeff Marley at the Nantahala School for the Arts

working with clay

Introduction to Clay class

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Beading Workshop led by Joanna Martin

beading workshop

Beading Workshop