Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History offers summer workshops for all | New

Resumption of youth programs

Families should take note of the revamped weekly Afternoon Art programs for ages 6 to 12 every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. and the Doodlebug Club for ages 2 to 5 on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Each program requires online registration through ‘two weeks in advance. . Weekly youth programs are free for BRAHM members at household level and above, or just $ 8 per session for the general public.

Other youth programs this summer include the new Palette Pals, which is similar to our long-running Cork & Canvas program, but aimed at child / adult pairs working side-by-side on their own paintings. Palette Pals is scheduled for Friday June 18, Friday July 9 and Friday August 6, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost per pair is $ 85 for general admission per pair or $ 75 for BRAHM members

BRAHM also hosts the Western North Carolina Sculpture Center for a unique opportunity for community members to try their hand at sculpture. The Scratch Block Iron Couled Tiles workshop on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (cost of $ 35 per tile General Admission, $ 30 per tile for BRAHM members) for artists of all ages to gently engrave a block of sand. The blocks will then be taken to the WNC Sculpture Center at the Patterson School site. There, on Saturday, June 12, the community is invited to watch sculptors pour molten iron into the carved blocks to form cast-iron tiles.

BRAHM offers two three-day summer camps for 7-12 year olds in June and July. The first camp, Perfect Pets, will follow the pet theme with art projects on dogs, cats and other pets. The second camp, Forest Friends: Art with Appalachian Habitats, will teach young artists about the plants and animals of our local ecosystems. A Grandfather Mountain animal ambassador will be just one of the highlights of the three days.

Held several Saturdays throughout the summer, Crafting with the Guild Series allows teens and adults to try their hand at crafts such as precious metal clay jewelry, broom making and creating muffled landscapes. needle. No experience is necessary and all equipment is included in the registration. Grab a friend and plan a fun and creative Saturday to learn a new skill and bring home a finished piece.

The hugely popular Cork & Canvas program will continue this summer with paintings inspired by expressionist artist Franz Marc, contemporary artist David Hockney and post-impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. Cork & Canvas is the perfect Friday night activity to share with a friend or partner. Online registration is mandatory, participants must be 21 years old to be served alcohol. Free drinks and light snacks are included. All supplies are provided and no experience is necessary.

In honor of the Summer Olympics in Japan, local artist Sue Wilders will conduct an introduction to Japanese painting Sumi-e. Saturday June 26 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

In preparation for BRAHM’s fourth annual Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival, a two-day outdoor painting workshop will be led August 16-17 by artist Scott Boyle.

List of practical workshops from summer 2021 to weekly BRAHM programs for young people.

Art afternoon for 7-12 year olds every Tuesday from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Doodlebug Club from 2 to 5 years old with an adult every Friday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Cast iron tile sculpture workshop

Friday, June 4, 2021 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. $ 35 per tile General admission, $ 30 per tile for BRAHM members

Palette Pals from 9 years old with an adult

$ 85 general admission per pair | $ 75 for Museum members

● Friday June 18, 2021 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

● Friday July 9, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

● Friday August 6, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

each camp works W / Th / V 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

$ 110 General public / $ 90 BRAHM members / $ 60 additional Camp Purrfect Pets Wednesday June 9 – Friday June 11 2021 Camp Forest Friends Wednesday July 21 – Friday July 23.

Studio Adults Workshops

Learn Japanese Sumi-e Painting

Saturday June 26, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. $ 70 general public / $ 65 BRAHM members.

Adults and teenagers. Instructor: Sue Wilder

2-Day Outdoor Painting Workshop with Scott Boyle

Monday August 16, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday August 17, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • $ 210 / $ 198 members List of supplies and details online

$ 45 general public / $ 40 BRAHM members

● Friday June 18, 2021 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

● Friday July 9, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

● Friday August 6, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Crafting with Guild Workshops

Saturday June 5, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. $ 135 / $ 120 Members

Teens and adults. Instructor: Noel Yovovich

Introduction to precious metal clay

Saturday June 19, 2021 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. $ 120 / $ 105 members

Teens and adults. Instructor: Amy Brandenburg

Make your mark with stamping on metal jewelry

Saturday July 10, 2021 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. $ 120 / $ 105 members

Thread therapy: exploring fabric gluing, hand quilting and slow stitch

Saturday August 7, 2021 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $ 120 / $ 105 members

Teens and adults. Instructor: Elizabeth Garlington

Beautiful needle felt landscapes

Saturday September 18, 2021 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Teens and adults. Instructor: Lorraine Cathey

Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. $ 105 / $ 90 members

14 years and over. Instructor: Peter Werner

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

Located at 159 Ginny Stevens Lane on Main Street in downtown Blowing Rock, North Carolina, the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. h. For more information, please call (828) 295 – 9099 or visit

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