Center for the Arts offers visual arts workshops

Special to Black Mountain News
Artist Nate Barton, whose work is featured in this landscape watercolor painting, will lead three workshops at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts in September in October.

Two new visual arts workshops are being offered at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts starting in September.

On Sept. 5, 12 and 19, Nate Barton, who has been a working artist for the past 25 years, will offer three workshops entitled Mountain Landscapes Three Ways: Making Art of our Mountains.

These workshops are on Thursdays from 6 - 8:30 p.m. 

The classes are geared towards all levels of abilities and each student will create a single piece to take home. Students will learn to make landscape images of our mountains with watercolors, pen and ink and oil pastel, respectively. Classes can be taken individually for $35, or all three classes can be purchased for $95 dollars.

Nica Bello is also offering a three-week workshop entitled Parting Ways and Cutting Ties: an Up-Cycled Workshop devoted to re-purposing fabric that has meaning but is no longer viable, and transforming it into something new and usable.

This workshop is geared for parent-child (6 and over) duos and will be held from 2 - 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 29, and Oct. 6. The cost is $75 per family for all three sessions.

Bello studied textile design at the Rhode Island School of Design and taught children at Art Space Charter School’s after school classes. She is a Black Mountain resident and daughter of the owners of Design Driven Studio.

For experienced potters there are still a few slots available to practice in the BMCA Clay Studio in their Independent Study program. An application is necessary along with examples of current work. There is a monthly fee of $110 to join the program.

To register or for more details and information for either of these workshops or the Independent Study clay program, go to BlackMountainArts.org or call 669-0930