When the weather outside gets frightful, there is no better time to get cozy and enjoy creating arts and crafts. Whether you are honing existing skills or trying something new, the roster for classes this winter at Piedmont Arts is full of exciting opportunities for all ages. Sign-ups are available on the Piedmont Arts website and admission prices vary depending on the class, materials required, and the instructor.
Certified Bob Ross technique instructor Naomi Hodge-Muse will be teaching a Bob Ross painting class once a month. Learn his famous painting techniques and create your own happy little painting of a natural landscape. On Thursday, Nov. 2, Hodge-Muse will be guiding participants to paint a “Soft Mountain Glow” and on Thursday, Dec. 7 she will teach participants how to paint a “Covered Bridge.” All classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Students are asked to bring a roll of paper towels but all other supplies will be provided. Advance registration is required and tickets are $75 for members and $85 for non-members.
Chix with Stix is a group for knitters who are invited to work together in the Piedmont Arts classroom on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space to socialize while creating. Bring your own supplies. These meet-ups are free to members and non-members will be asked to pay $5 at the door. Advanced registration is required.
Senior Studio is offered every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. Seniors are invited to craft and create together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Free to members and $5 for non-members.
The Busy Bee’s Craft Meet is an informal circle to socialize, learn and share with fellow crafters. Bring your lap-sized hand-craft, such as cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, paper crafts, hand sewing, needle felting, etc. Led by Jennifer Reis and Lara Blair. Advanced registration is required. The Craft Meet will meet on Saturdays Nov. 4 and Dec. 2 at 3:00 p.m. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members.
Wee Create! is a set time for themed crafts for young children (ages 2-6) and their trusted adults. These crafts are curated and taught by Sarah Short. Classes will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 at 3:00 p.m. Adult supervision and advanced registration are required. This class is free for members and $10 for non-members with $5 for every additional child.
Yoga in the Galleries will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Piedmont Arts galleries. Enjoy a relaxing yoga session with instructor Ally Snead. Bring your own mat and equipment. This class is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. All payments should be made in cash to the instructor.
Click here for a complete listing of upcoming classes.