TCVA announces fall workshop schedule

Article Published: Sep. 29, 2011 | Modified: Nov. 18, 2011
TCVA announces fall workshop schedule

Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is offering workshops for kids, older teens and adults throughout the fall months. Workshop topics span from exploring various art mediums and mask making for kids to jewelry making and acrylic painting for adults.

Enrollment is limited, and advance registration is required. Discounts are offered for Turchin Center donors. To register, call (828) 262-3017 or visit

2011 Fall Workshop & Special Events Schedule
(All workshops are located at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts)

Art Reproduction Services
Sept. 30
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Instructor: Diane Godwin, Waterfall Studios
Cost: $50; see details at for additional fees
Photography sessions will be available by appointment only for your art reproduction needs. A limited number of one-hour sessions will be available.

Healing Arts: Yoga in the Mayer Gallery
Oct. 1 & 15; Nov. 5 & 19
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $10
Instructor: Vicki Rodriquez
Registration opens at 10:15 a.m.

Self Discovery Through Art
Oct. 1 & 15
Noon–2 p.m.
For Ages 6-10
Instructor: Tunde Afolayan
Cost: Donors $40 or $20 each day, non-donors $50 or $25 each day
This workshop will expose students to the exploration of multiple media for creative expression.

Mask Making: Identity Mask
Oct. 1 & 15
2:30-4:30 p.m.
For ages 11-13
Instructor: Tunde Afolayan
Cost: Donors $40, non-donors $50
Create a mixed-media mask by combining materials such as construction paper, feathers, fibers, beads and yarns. Participants will partake in the technical process involving facial molding with plaster gauze, painting and a montage of different elements.

Jewelry Workshops
Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24
6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Francine Barr
Cost: Donors $160/non-donors $180. Individual workshops: $45 for donors/$50 for non-donors
This four-week class will teach beginning students the fundamentals of creating wire art jewelry. Visit for each week’s schedule.

Exploring Acrylic Painting
Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27; Nov. 3 & 10
6–8 p.m.
Instructor: Pat Grant
Cost: Donors $145/non-donors $160
Explore perspective, color mixing, how to set up your palette and your home studio, learn to properly transfer an image, how to effectively work from a photo and more! Artists of all skill levels welcome.

Palette of Vision
October 14
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Instructor: Tunde Afolayan
Cost: Call for more information
Explore various paint applications, brush work and use of a palette knife while focusing on the importance of value, texture and color.

Vivid Strokes: Live Painting Performance
Nov. 18
6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Tunde Afolayan
Cost: $25
Participants are invited to be a part of a live painting demonstration and interactive discussion with artist Tunde Afolayan. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

About TCVA

The Turchin Center is located at 423 W. King St., in Boone. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Friday. The center is closed Sunday and Monday and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information about the Turchin Center, becoming a donor, the upcoming exhibitions, to be added to the mailing list or to schedule a tour, call (828) 262-3017 or visit

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