TCVA hosts winter workshops

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Article Published: Dec. 22, 2011 | Modified: Dec. 22, 2011
TCVA hosts winter workshops

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Appalachian State University Department of Art are working together to provide visual art workshops to children, older teens and adults during the winter months.

Workshops will start in January 2012.

Workshops for Children
After School Art: Boone Room 13

Mondays, 3:15- 4:30 p.m. (ages 7-13)
Jan. 23-Feb. 27, 2012
Turchin Center Classroom 3200
Cost: $30
Taught by art education faculty and elementary education majors

Inspired by Room 13 in Scotland where children are free to use an art studio to make what has meaning for them (painting, printmaking, monster drawing, comic books, boxing rings, parachuting clay Smurfs), children will elect a management team to order supplies, decide on fund raising and to oversee the room. Children must be 7 years old to attend

Drawing Club

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 p.m. (ages 7-13)
Jan. 24- March 6
Turchin Center Classroom 3200
Cost: $30
Taught by art education faculty and art education majors

Allow your child to put their imagination on paper as they draw ninjas, dragons, fast food restaurants, horses, killer moths, self-portraits, rolling hills, Sponge Bob or whatever they set their minds to. The club is overflowing with sketchbooks, paper, pencils, kneaded erasers, pastels and charcoal.

Workshops for Adults

Open Life Drawing Sessions

Supervisor: Jason Watson, assistant professor, art department
Tuesdays, 7–10 p.m.
Jan. 17–May 1
Turchin Center Classroom 3200
1 session for $5, 5 sessions for $15, 10 sessions for $25
*Vouchers must be purchased prior to attending sessions

Appalachian State staff, students and community are invited to come and draw from a live nude model every Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m. Artists with all levels of life drawing experience can join in on these ongoing, open studio sessions. Participants provide the materials; the Turchin Center provides the space, an exciting drawing community and the inspiration. Drop in to work on your own figurative projects week to week, freshen up some old drawing skills, or just to try life drawing for the first time. Sessions are non-instructional and will include a mix of long and short poses using both male and female models.

Registration: Open life drawing sessions are ongoing; there is no specific registration period. Life drawing voucher cards can be purchased at the Turchin Center welcome desk during regular business hours. Cards range from single session to multi-session. Life drawing voucher cards have no expiration date.

Maximum class size: Up to 20 artists can be accommodated at each session on a first come first served basis, and participants should arrive five minutes early to reserve a spot.

For more information on how to register for the Turchin Center’s winter workshops, visit The center’s spring workshops will begin in March. To view the upcoming schedule, visit

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