Full Day Open Studio at ARTworks Vass
What is an Open Studio at ARTworks Vass?
It’s a dedicated time for us to gather and create as a community. All are welcome to join us to work on their independent projects of all kinds, to create one of our make-and-takes in the studio, to draw, to color, or to simply enjoy the company of others for a brief respite from real life.
Drop ins are welcome.
You can visit all day, for five hours, or a five minutes. The choice is yours!
You’re welcome to bring your own nibbles and sips to share, and we will too.
We generally focus on one project each month for all who are interested, and April's project-of-choice will be announced soon. Often this will be a charitable project that benefits our community, and we're always open to your ideas and suggestions.
If you have any questions, or if you'd like to receive additional information, please message us here on Facebook, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 910-245-4129.
We hope to see you for this free family friendly event!
Ongoing Class Sessions - Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making with Jean Skipper
Scheduled dates for this Class in 2018 include the following; please select your preference from the drop down options when registering. If you or your small group would like to meet at a time other that what's shown here, please contact us at info@ARTworksVass.com or 910-245-4129 to make arrangements.
- Monday, December 17th, 2:00 - 5:00 *Afternoon Session
- Monday, December 17th, 5:30 - 8:30
During this class, Jean will lead guests in creating the project or projects of their choice. Options include making a single project in one session or a more complex creation over multiple days in the studio. Necklaces, bracelets, cuff bracelets, earrings, and more are all possibilities! (Several possibilities are shown in the photos of Jean's workon this page.) Jean's studio full of beads, wire, metal, and other treasures will be available... and guests may select the components that they'd like to include in their finished pieces.
The base cost of each session of this class is $20, and that price includes tool usage, instruction, and solid copper wire for use in guest projects. Above this amount, the cost of classes will vary by student based on the parts and pieces that they purchase to use in their creations. Guests can expect their total cost for this class to be $24 or more based on their personal selections.
From safe tool usage and metal preparation to hand stamping and texturing... from the various methods by which jewelry components may be connected to the finishing polishing techniques... Jean will present you with easy instructions and hands-on assistance during every step of the process. She’ll also provide you with the use of all of the tools that you’ll need to complete your beautiful creations.
Whether you’re creating for yourself or a friend; the pieces that you make in this class will be treasured for a lifetime.
Due to the personalized amount of attention that each guest will receive in this class, space is limited to six students per session.
12/28/18 Celebrate a Peaceful Easy Season on Final Friday at ARTworks Vass
Please join us on the Final Friday of each month, from 5:00 until 8:00, as we celebrate with amazing art, delectable treats, music, and sparkling conversation.
December 28th's Final Friday Gathering will take place in the sweet spot between the hustle of holiday celebrations and the dawning of a New Year. Join us as we breathe deeply and reflect on all that we have to be grateful for in this Peaceful Easy Season. Our Artists are looking forward to spending time with you!
What is a "Final Friday Gathering" at ARTworks Vass? It's our own brand of an Art Opening. Yes! You'll find a new collection of Art from our Featured Artists, and generally these creations were made with the theme of our event in mind. You'll also find nibbles, and sips, and laughter, and conversation, and a general sense of community and connection that exceeds the typical description of an Art Opening. We'll also have live music during most of our Gatherings, and these performances have included Classical Piano, Acoustic Guitar, African Drumming, and even Ukulele.
If you have any questions, or if you'd like to receive additional information, please message us on Facebook, email at email@example.com, or call 910-245-4129.
Hope to see you on Final Friday for this free family friendly event!
Daily at ARTworks Vass, you'll find Art, Jewelry, Pottery, Gifts, Classes, Studios & More. Our gallery is staffed by working artists who look forward to sharing their passion with you.
ARTworks Vass - Art from the Heart of North Carolina!
12/18/18 Beginning Stained Glass Tree Class with Diane Flanegan
Learn the fundamentals of design, safe tool usage, glass cutting, foiling, and more with Diane Flanegan in this class that's designed with beginners in mind. Each guest will complete one Stained Glass Tree in the color palette of his or her choice, and Diane will be on hand to demonstrate and provide hands-on assistance each step of the way.
This class will be held on Tuesday, December 18th, 5:30 - 8:30; it's priced at $39; and all supplies are included. It's appropriate for guests with all levels of experience, and those age fourteen and older are welcome to attend.
At ARTworks Vass, we encourage you to bring a friend; bring a snack; and bring the tasty beverage of your choice.
*** Photos and a sample of our class project will be coming soon. These pictures feature Diane at work, a stained glass fish from a recent beginners class, and a picture of a few of Diane's more elaborate Stained Glass Creations.
12/19/2018 Chalk Pastel Landscape Make and Take with Rich Flanegan
Learn the fundamentals of design, and more techniques than you can possibly imagine, with Rich Flanegan in his Chalk Pastel Landscape Class. Rich has been creating and teaching for more than twenty years,and he'll be on hand to demonstrate and assist guests each step of the way.
This class will be held on Wednesday, December 19th from 1:00 until 4:00; it's priced at $29; all supplies are included; and each guest will complete one finished piece. Even if you've never touched an art supply in your life, Rich's teaching style is easy-going, and a fun time will be had by all who attend.
"Chalk Pastel Landscape Make and Take with Rich Flanegan" is appropriate for guests with all levels of experience, and those age thirteen and older are welcome to attend.
At ARTworks Vass, we encourage you to bring a friend; bring a snack; and bring the tasty beverage of your choice. Please register online by clicking on the link in this event. If you have any questions, or if you'd like to register by phone, please call us at 910-245-4129.
1/19 & 1/20/19 This Is My Story - A Visual Handbound Journal Making Class with Amy Smith
Join Amy Smith as she leads guests in creating a richly textured and colored handbound book to express their own personal stories. Guests will paint each page in layers of color and pattern, bind them into a thick book full of glorious pages with a cross structure binding; and explore the ways in which journals may be used to express individuality.
The cost of this two full day class is all inclusive, and it runs from 9:00 until 4:00 daily. Light snacks, water, and coffee will be provided throughout the day; and a one hour lunch break will be scheduled between 12:00 and 1:00. Guests will have use of the gallery's microwave and refrigerator, and they may choose to eat offsite or to remain in the classroom during their break. Amy'studio full of luscious paints and papers will be easily accessible during class; and optional Collage Paper Packs curated by Amy will be available for purchase.
At ARTworks Vass, we always encourage you to bring a friend; bring a snack; bring a beverage!
12/13/2018 Collage and Painted Star and Canvas Ornaments with Amy Smith
Mix it up with Amy Smith in paint and collage. Guests will have the choice to make either three Star Ornaments or two Painted Canvas Ornaments during their time with Amy. Additional Star Ornaments may be made at a cost of $5 each, and additional canvases may be made at a cost of $7 This is a super fun and no pressure class where you will learn new techniques and go home with your very own art to keep or give as gifts.
This all inclusive class, priced at $19, is a Drop In Make and Take; guests may begin work anytime between 1:00 and 4:00, and Amy will be available in the classroom between 1:00 and 5:00. All supplies are included;it's appropriate for guests with all levels of experience, and those age fourteen and older are welcome to attend.
At ARTworks Vass, we encourage you to bring a friend; bring a snack; and bring the tasty beverage of your choice.
Ongoing Class Sessions - Business Marketing for Creative Entrepreneurs with Jean Skipper
Marketing for Creative Entrepreneurs will meet on Tuesdays from 3:00 until 5:00 at ARTworks Vass. Sessions that are scheduled and available may be viewed in the drop down menu at the top of this description, labeled "Date of Class". You may register for a single session and pay online here. If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 910-245-4129.
During Marketing for Creative Entrepreneurs with Jean Skipper, guests gather in a group setting to discuss creatively marketing our businesses. Participants act as a sounding board for each other as we discuss our progress, challenges, and successes. We serve as each other's Board of Directors, and the most amazing things happen when we connect and harness the combined power, knowledge, and experience in the room. Each week's meeting also includes a goal setting component and a relevant marketing lesson, based on the current needs of participants.
Guests with all levels of experience and interest are welcome to join. And while we encourage attending once to see if this format is a good fit for you, we do ask participants to attend meetings regularly...at least once each month on an ongoing basis.
Twice-as-Nice! with Crossroads Cofee and ARTworks Vass
If you're seeking the perfect gift for that someone special, or even for yourself, we have the solution. ARTworks Vass is partnering with Crossroads Coffee Company to provide you with Twice-as-Nice,
Your lucky recipient will enjoy an experience that's sure to be as special as they are. Each Twice-as-Nice Package will provide you with a delectable meal and beverage from Crossroads Coffee Company AND an artistic experience of your very own from ARTworks Vass. Three options are available as follows:
- Lunch + Open Studio With No Formal Instruction ($25 per person) You may paint a canvas, created beaded jewelry, or create a piece of hand stamped metal jewelry on your own. We'll be onsite to offer minimal assistance; however your creative experience will not be instructor-led.
- Lunch + A One Hour of Studio Instruction ($35 per person) Your dedicated instructor will lead you for one hour as you create a painted canvas, beaded jewelry, or hand stamped metal piece. Other artistic options may be available by request. Please contact us at info@ARTworks Vass or 910-245-4129 anytime with your questions and special requests.
- Lunch + Two Hours of Studio Instruction ($49) Your dedicated instructor will lead you for two hours as you create a hand painted canvas, beaded jewelry, hand stamped metal piece, encaustic wax block, collage, stained glass ornament, or mosaic mirror. Other artistic options may be available by request. Please contact us atinfo@ARTworksVass.com or 910-245-4129 anytime with your questions and special requests.
If your tastes or needs are more elaborate than described above, we'll also be happy to discuss additional classroom experiences with you. Please contact us at info@ARTworksVass.com or 910-245-4129 anytime with your questions and special requests.
Our Twice-as-Nice Gift Packages also make it easy to plan your next group adventure for your church group, girls night out, work friends, book club, scouts, and more. We'll be happy to work with you to plan the perfect event to meet your specific needs.
If you have any questions, or if you'd like to receive additional information, please email us at email@example.com, or call 910-245-4129.