Etched Cuff Bracelet with Rivets with Casey Bemis November 27, December 4

Monday 6:00-8:00 p.m. November 27, December 4
Class Fee: $60 ($55 Members) Ages 16-Adult
In this class, jewelry artist, Casey Bemis, will introduce students to the process of design etching, adding patina and using a cold connection as it applies to creating a cuff style bracelet from copper or brass. Take advantage of this opportunity to experience a stunning jewelry making technique.

NCCA-Artsplace Holiday Artist Market

NCCA Holiday Artist Market – November 18 through December 30
Grand Opening Saturday, November 18, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Check those names off your holiday shopping list and give great hand-made, original art by local artists! Shop from a wide selection of pottery, jewelry, painting, photography, wood working, textiles, ornaments and so much more! On November 18 enjoy light refreshments and meet some of our local artists while you shop! Attend the Saturday Grand Opening and enter to win a gift certificate for classes at NCCA-Artsplace!

In addition to cards, ornaments, and many other fine gift ideas, NCCA-Artsplace Holiday Artist Market is also a great place to get unique teacher gifts, with many great original art works under $20!

For that person who is an art lover but you’re not quite sure what to choose, give them the gift of creativity with Gift Cards good for classes, workshops, or original art at NCCA-Artsplace. Gift cards are available in any denomination!

Wire Wrapping Jewelry Technique with Molly Wahr November 9

Thursday 5:30-9:00 p.m. November 9
Class Fee: $65 ($60 Members) Ages 18+
We are excited to offer this jewelry making class at NCCA-Artsplace! If you are looking for an introduction to an exquisite jewelry technique then wire wrapping with Molly Wahr is the perfect class for you. Participants will learn to use copper wire to wrap a cabochon. These wrapped pieces become stunning pendants. Cabochons provided. Bring reading glasses if needed for detailed work.

Etched Metal Pendant and Earrings with Casey Bemis

Etched Metal Pendant and Earrings with Casey Bemis

Thursday  6:00-8:00 p.m.   July 6, 13

Class Fee: $60($55 Members) Ages 16-Adult

If you are looking to experience an interesting jewelry technique this summer, metal etching could be the perfect answer. In this class Casey will guide you through the process of creating your own design on brass or copper. The following week students will use basic cutting techniques and assemble a matching pendant and earrings. Check out Casey’s stunning jewelry in our NCCA-Artsplace Artist Market.

2017 Summer Youth Art Classes Are Out!

Download A complete pdf of the Summer Youth Classes here. 2017 Summer Youth Classes

Young at Art Class Fee $10.00 Ages 4-5
Three Sessions: June 26-29 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
July 17-20 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
August 14-17 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
It’s never too early to encourage an interest in art. During this class, beginning students will learn to use a variety of materials to explore drawing, painting, cutting, gluing and clay in a creative, nurturing environment.

Amazing Africa Class Fee $12.00 Ages 6-8
Two Sessions: June 26-29 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
July 31-August 3 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pack your passport and bags for a journey to West Africa! Your tour guide, Amy Knuver, back from a year living in Togo, Africa, will teach you about this amazing continent while you create masks, clay sculptures, prints and more.

Summertime Fun Class Fee $12.00 Ages 6-8
Two Sessions: July 10-13 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
August 14-17 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Capture the fun times of summer in colorful works of art. Students will learn to use paint, papers, clay and a variety of other materials to create a camping landscape, melting ice cream cones, bug tiles and a picnic lunch through art.

Art Sampler Class Fee $12.00 Ages 6-8
Two Sessions: July 10-13 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
August 7-10 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Students will learn about portraits, landscapes, still life, sculpture and explore using a variety of materials in unexpected ways.

Creature Feature Class Fee $12.00 Ages 6-8
Two Sessions: July 17-20 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
August 7-10 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
What is that rustling in the leaves? Students will use animals as their inspiration for each project. Painting, drawing, sculpture, clay and printmaking will be explored.

Build it! Learning About Architecture
Class Fee $15 Ages 9-12
Two Sessions: July 10-13 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
August 7-10 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Architecture surrounds you! Students will use clay, printmaking, cardboard and paint to design interesting buildings. Learn about columns, onion shaped domes, dentils, fish scale shingles and more as you become a budding architect.

Sculpture: A Journey to the Third Dimension
Class Fee $15.00 Ages 9-12
Two Sessions: July 24-27 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
August 7-10 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Take a break from the flat world of two dimensional art and enter the world of FORM. Using metal, cardboard, paint and paper mache we will create amazing pieces of art!

Art is Delicious! Class Fee $15.00 Ages 9-12
Two Sessions: July 10-13 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
July 24-27 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Using food as an inspiration we will explore clay, papers, collage, mixed media and drawing to design art pieces that will look good enough to eat while learning about some well known artists that became famous for their giant hamburgers and soup cans. This is a recipe for some amazing art.

African Safari Class Fee $15.00 Ages 9-12
Two Sessions: June 26 – 29 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
July 31 – August 3 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Take some time this summer to discover the culture and art of Africa. Your tour guide, Amy Knuver, back from a year living in Togo, Africa, will teach you about this amazing continent while you create masks, clay sculptures, prints and more.

Drawing Toolbox Class Fee $15.00 Ages 9-12
Two Sessions: June 19-22 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
August 14-17 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
If you love to draw, this is the class for you! Sharpen your skills and learn some new techniques while working in a variety of mediums including graphite, charcoal, ink and pastel. Discover the tricks of perspective, how to capture light and shadow, make contour line drawings and how to add texture to your drawings.

Claytastic Class Fee $15.00 Ages 10-18
Three Sessions
Session 1: June 22 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
June 29 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
July 6 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Session 2: July 13 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
July 20 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
July 27 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Session 3: August 3 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
August 10 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
August 17 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Get muddy at NCCA-Artsplace! This class is limited to 6 participants per session so each participant will get some experience throwing on the potter’s wheel! Students will also learn how to hand build, connect, and roll a slab! Learn several different finishing techniques including glazing, staining and painting. All work goes home the final day of class.

ArtsKool for Teens Class Fee $10 per session Ages 13 to 18
Tuesdays 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
June 20 – Photography with your Smartphone
June 27 – Cigar Box Guitars with Chester Winowiecki
July 11 – Silver Clay with Cristine Grimm
July 18 – Repousse Mirrors
July 25 – Silk Painting
August 1 – Alcohol Ink Jewelry
August 8 – Printmaking
August 15 – Painting with Renae Wallace
This series of classes is designed with busy teenagers in mind. Sign up for one class or attend each week for the whole summer! Let your creativity shine each week while learning new techniques for jewelry making, painting, and even building your own cigar box guitar!

Lapidary with Jewelry Designers Don and Cheryl Benson

Tues/Thurs 4:00-6:00 p.m.

February 28, March 2, 7, 9

Class Fee: $95 ($90 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

This class is designed to provide an experience few people will ever have an opportunity to try. Each participant will learn to cut, shape and polish a stone in preparation for creating a one-of-a-kind pendant. Next, students will design a silver setting for their stone. Open studio time will be available during the course. Bring your own stone or select from our supply. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with master jewelers.

Intermediate Lapidary Workshop with Don and Cheryl Benson

Wed./Th. 4:00-6:00 p.m.

October 19, 20, 26, 27

Class Fee: $95($90 Members)

Ages 16-Adult

Lapidary experience required
Now that you have some lapidary experience it is time to take it to the next level. Join Don and Cheryl as they share their years of experience in jewelry making. Open studio time will be available during the course. Please bring your own stone or select one from our supply.

Needle Felting with Olivia Johnson: Necklace

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

September 29

Class Fee: $30($25 Members)

Ages 12-Adult
This is a new felting idea from Olivia. In this class students will use colorful wool roving and barbed needles to make a collection of round beads. These beads will be strung together to make a very artistic fashion statement for fall. Each participant will receive a kit to continue felting at home.

Stunning in Silver with Cristine Grimm

Monday 6:00-9:00 p.m.

August 22

Class Fee: $65 ($60 Members)

Age 14-Adult

Come and join certified Art Clay instructor, Cristine
Grimm, in exploring Art Clay the clay that turns to
99.9% pure silver when fired. Make earrings or small
pendants with basic techniques that can be used
anywhere, anytime, without a kiln. Cristine is a master
instructor who will bring all the tools and tricks necessary
to create something beautiful! Cost includes silver
clay, the use of all necessary tools, and a necklace and
jump ring for wearing out the door.

Persian/Box Chainmaille Bracelet Level 2 with Casey Bemis

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

July 28, August 4

Class Fee: $50($45 Members)

Ages 16-Adult

Prerequisite: Previous chainmaille class
Continue your jewelry making experience by learning a
new style of chainmaille bracelet making – the Persian/
Box. This bracelet is constructed by interlacing jump
rings together to create a bold, woven design.