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WCAC hosts summer workshops for young and old



Article Published: Jun. 19 | Modified: Jun. 19

Summer is heating up and so is the list of fun and entertaining activities happening at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace in Boone.

The Watauga County Arts Council has workshops and programs for children and adults alike that cross several disciplines and areas of interests.

“Creating Wonderful Painting Textures with Ordinary Items” will teach participants how to use everyday household items to enhance textures in their art.

Mary Karam will introduce an intriguing way to let go and express creativity without all the expensive art tools and supplies, according to a WCAC news release.

The workshop is for participants 14 years of age and older. Sessions will be held at 4 p.m. on June 18 and 25, as well as July 9 and 16.

There is more than one reason to uncork a wine bottle this summer, as a special workshop at the ArtSpace will teach artists how to weave over a bottle and produce an array of eloquent designs.
The cost is $40 per adult participant, and the workshop will be held 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21.

Flowers come to life during a watercolor painting workshop on subsequent Thursdays from June 3 to 24 at 10 a.m. each day. The cost is $25 per session and $60 for all sessions.

According to the WCAC, nothing says summer like basket weaving in the High Country.

Students of all skill sets are invited to piece together African-styled baskets using reed and cane on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 19. The cost is $55 per person.

In addition to making a perfect home for your newly found pet turtle, cardboard also makes for a versatile medium to explore textures and fibers in the form of tapestry weaving.

In this afternoon session, participants will learn to create a small tapestry hanging on a cardboard loom, while using a mixed variety of yarns, ribbons and cording. The workshop is $45 and will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26.

The Blue Ridge ArtSpace is located at 377 Shadowline Drive in Boone. For more information, call (828) 264-1789, or visit http://www.watauga-arts.org.

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