Spirit Dolls

Classes and Workshops

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Arrowhead Gallery, 78C S Catawba Ave, Old Fort.  To register for Classes and Workshops call  828 686-1100.

Registration fees listed are for members . Non-Members add $10.

If you don't see a class you'd like to take, please let us know.  If three or more people are interested we may be able to do a private class, or repeat one of the classes below at a different time.  Many of the classes you see now came about because people asked for them.  Don't be silent, let us know what you want to learn!

Spirit Dolls

Start - May 18th, 2019 , Finish - May 18th, 2019

Cost $25.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $30.00

With Instructor Liz Meyer

DATE: Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:00-4:00

Cost: $25 members. $30 member yet to join.

Class limited to 10 so SIGN UP SOON!

Spirit dolls protect yours home and lovedones, aid in divination, draw devotion and love or good fortunes, keep secrets,act as recipients for offerings to ancestors and familial spirits, bringcomfort, and aid in expression of emotions.

Join us at Arrowhead Gallery as Liz leadsus in our personal CREATION.

Some materials will be provided, however,bringing your own “special talismans” will make your doll truly unique. Abutton from a shirt, a sacred rock or shell, twigs or sticks from your home, afabric you cherish…whatever “speaks” to you.

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Design, Create and Wear!

Start - May 11th, 2019 , Finish - May 11th, 2019

Cost $45.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $55.00

Instructor EllenPreckel

May11th from 1 to 4

$35plus $10 supply fee members 

$45 nonmembers

Comeand  learn all about designing, choosing elements and creatingyour own bracelet!


Thiswill be a fun workshop and a wonderful break from the winter blahs!Students will take home jewelry that they created themselves plus the knowledgeof how to make more on their own!

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Start - May 4th, 2019 , Finish - May 5th, 2019

Cost $170.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $170.00

Instructor, Lorelle Bacon
Arrowhead Gallery, Old Fort NC

May 4th and 5th   
Saturday 10 to 4 and Sunday 1 to 5
$135 plus $35 supply fee

If you enjoy the creative process, and like wearing one of a kind jewelrythen this is the workshop you've been waiting for!

  •  The 1st day of this workshop students will learn how to mix their own copper clay, design their jewelry, handle, roll out, cut out and texture earrings and pendants. You will complete a minimum of three pair of earrings and two pendants!
  • On day two, you will learn how to clean, polish, patina and put findings on your pieces so they will be ready to wear home or to give as lovely gifts that you created!
  • Text or Call Lorelle at 828 595-6007  for questions!

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Artist Brushes Paints & More

Start - Apr 20th, 2019 , Finish - Apr 20th, 2019

When? April 20th from 3 to 4 only! 

What? Top name brand brushes and other supplies at 50-75 % off retail.

Where? Arrowhead Gallery, 78 C Catawba Ave, Old Fort 

Don’t Miss tons of great brushes at Cheap Prices! No joke.  

The Brush Lady ONLY comes once a year to bring you deals! 

She has watercolor, acrylic, & oil painting brushes… all sizes of rounds, flats, mop, liners, riggers, detail and filbert brushes

Quality brushes: Princeton, Silver, Escoda, Windsor and Newton, RichesonDavinci and more. 

Great deals on paint!  $6 and $5 for huge tubes! $3 for reg size tubes! 

Oil -Windsor Newton, Gamblin , Hollbein ,Winton, water mixable. 

Water soluble – Liquetex Heavy Body Acrylic, Golden Acrylics, Gouache and Water Colors 

ALSO: Palette knives, Derwent drawing pencils & colored pencil sets, Prismacolor Colored Pencil sets, $9 Micron markers, more!


Start - Apr 20th, 2019 , Finish - Apr 20th, 2019

Cost $65.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $70.00

Instructor Anita Stewart      

Date: Sat April 20, 10- 2 pm. (bring your lunch)

$65 members or $65 non-members $5 supply fee

*Do you want to makecreative art and use stronger contrast?

*Want to makesuccessful designs quickly that looks like you worked hours

*Want to stretch yourcreative thinking?

All of these will takeplace in this workshop! Anita will walk you through each intriguing step. Youwill be delighted with how easily your whimsical shapes are "born" oncanvas and gessoed watercolor paper.

Take home tools that you can use tocreate more eye catching artwork.

Your award winning teacher, Anita Stewart, hastaught art for over 30 years in the Atlanta area.

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Sunday Painters

Start - Apr 14th, 2019 , Finish - Apr 9th, 2019


Sunday Painters meets the second Sunday afternoon of each month, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  This is not a "class" per se.  It is a free and fun way for folks to try new mediums and subjects. 

A3L provides all materials free of charge for your first two sessions.  We have a different project and medium that we work on each month.  Sunday Painters is always free and always open to the public, but we ask that after your first two sessions you join A3L, and if you can  that you bring your own materials.  

We only take 8 people, so call 828-668-1100 sign up early.  You must be registered by the Wednesday beforehand.

Art Class with Lorelle Bacon

Start - May 8th, 2018 , Finish - Dec 11th, 2019

Cost $35.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $45.00

On-going Art Classes with Lorelle Bacon.  
The first two Tuesdays of each month 9:30-11:300 AM.  Members price 2 classes for $35, or non members for $45.  Classes do not need to be taken consecutively.

All levels from beginners to advanced. 

Take your art to a new level with the gentle guidance of Lorelle who is known for her patience! Students work at their own pace. She teaches all subjects and most mediums (oils, acrylics, watercolor,pastels, drawing, pen and ink, scratch-board, colored pencils, alcohol inks.)

Beginners learn the basics and how to apply them to the medium of their choice. Learn the importance of values, how composition can make or break your painting and much more. Your choice of medium and subjects!

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Mug It Up - Glaze Your Own Mug

Start - Apr 9th, 2018 , Finish - Dec 23rd, 2019

This workshop is available whenever 3 or more people are interested in glazing their own mugs or other bisque ware items.  
You pick your item(s) and your glaze(s).  You do the glazing.  We do the firing.  We call you when your items are ready for pick up.  These make great family projects and gift items.  Each one is uniquely yours!
Cost:  $15 for one item; $25 for two items.  This includes all glazes and firing, as well as your classroom time.
Instructor:  Helen Sullivan
Open to adults and teens.  Children 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact  the Gallery at 668-1100 to schedule.

Clay Classes with Mathilda

Start - Mar 1st, 2018 , Finish - Dec 26th, 2019

Cost $115.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $125.00

Instructor:  Mathilda Tanner. 

When:  1-3 PM Wednesdays.
Cost:  $115 for 4 classes for A3L members; $125 for nonmembers.  Classes need not be consecutive.  

Includes all materials, clay, glazes, firing and more.  Hand building and throwing on a wheel.  Mathilda is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor.   Students may use the clay studios in between classes.  Learn techniques and skills while creating bowels, planters, vases and more.  Great to give as gifts or use in your own home.  

Come play with clay, and create your own functional and fun art today with materials as ancient as the Earth! Learn hand building, wheel throwing, sculpture and decorating techniques. We supply everything you'll need to make a new family heirloom, all levels are welcome including beginners. Your finished, fired pottery will be just as functional and useful as store bought dishes, but much more special!
Mathilda Tanner is extremely knowledgeable with many years of creating. She makes learning in this class fun with her unique teaching abilities. Student may choose to learn hand building and or  throwing on the wheel. 

with Mathilda Tanner

For those who cannot attend Wedsdays classes Mathilda is now offering this option! 
Call her at 828 775-7786 to coordinate a time with her.

1 Adult, 2 hours for $60. Up to 3 additional people for $15 each. 1 child 7 & up with an adult $70. Add up to 3 more people for $15 each. No more than six total.

Includes all clay, glazes, firings and instructions! Also students may use the studio between classes when available.

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Exploration of the Clay Form and Finish

Cost $115.00

Cost (NON MEMBERS) $125.00

Instructor: Liz Turvaville                                                        
Sundays 2 to 4                                                                                
$115 members or $125 non-members  for 4 classes which includes clay, materials, use of tools, firing and glazes

Classes need not be consecutive!

Join us every Sunday afternoon as we improve upon basic techniques, experience advanced methods and explore new ways of building and decorating. Each student will work closely with the instructor at their experience level to push form and process, culminating in glaze creation. 

Glaze creation and experimentation will be introduced at basic levels with color variations to produce a test tile palette. After minimal classes each student will build knowledge to be working at the next skill level. A finished artwork and multiple test pieces is the goal for each student.

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A2L - Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League


78C S Catawba Avenue
Old Fort, NC 28762

Tel: (828) 668 1100

Opening Hours
(JAN - MARCH) Wed through Sat - 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm
(APR - DEC) Tue through Sat - 10am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm