Blue Ridge Mountain Events

  • Barn Quilt Square with Renee Brooks

    Aug 11 - 12 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S. Jefferson Ave,. West Jefferson

    At one time quilts were born of necessity- keeping families warm and comfortable on cold nights. As time passed and more materials were available, the quilts became cherished heirlooms. Barn Quilts are much the same- they are a statement, a symbol of...

  • Paint with Raney at Florence Art School

    Aug 13 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S. Jefferson Ave,. West Jefferson

    Raney will jump start your creative juices with lots of laughter, and artistic tips. She will lead you step-by-step and keep you entertained along the way. Join Raney and experience what being an artist can do for your spirit, your stress level and y...

  • Chair Caning with Michael Dees at Florence Art School

    Aug 22 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S. Jefferson Ave,. West Jefferson

    Learn to weave a chair seat in the 3x3 Herringbone pattern using .5" flat reed. Use your own chair or one can be provided for an extra fee, with advanced notice. No rocking chairs please. Students need to bring a mid-size sharp non-serrated knife and...

  • Portrait Painting for Advanced Beginners with Amy Queen Chappin

    Aug 28 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S. Jefferson Ave,. West Jefferson

    Are you afraid of attempting a portrait? Learn how to simplify shapes and values and discover the shapes that help create an individual's likeness. We will work with a limited palette in oil paint studying the values and color temperature that will h...

  • Barn Quilt Square with Renee Brooks

    Aug 29 - 30 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S. Jefferson Ave,. West Jefferson

    At one time quilts were born of necessity- keeping families warm and comfortable on cold nights. As time passed and more materials were available, the quilts became cherished heirlooms. Barn Quilts are much the same- they are a statement, a symbol of...

  • Alcohol Ink with Dawn Wicklow at Florence Art School

    Sep 04 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S. Jefferson Ave,. West Jefferson

    This Alcohol Ink workshop is a hands-on introduction to learn how alcohol inks work. Texturizing techniques, and how to incorporate brush strokes will be taught. Students will create a bookmark, two abstract, and one landscape painting.  Partic...

  • Painting Grandfather Mountain in Watercolor with Wes Waugh

    Sep 05 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S. Jefferson Ave,. West Jefferson

    Today is about fun and experiencing the medium of watercolor with the guidance of a seasoned landscape painter and teacher. You will learn about the dynamics of watercolor as a medium, how to develop and control the pigments and water concentrations ...

  • On The Same Page Literary Festival

    Sep 15 - 19 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Ashe County Library, 148 Library Rd., WJ

    Stay tuned for the 2020 festival details!  Dates are 9/15/2020 to 9/19/2020.  West Jefferson's own literary festival!

  • Sunflower Barn Quilt Square with Renee Brooks

    Sep 24 | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S. Jefferson Ave,. West Jefferson

    There can never be too many sunflowers or sunflower paintings!  Create a sunflower painting on a 2’x2′ exterior sign-board that can be hung indoors, or out, using exterior paint. At one time quilts were born of necessity- keeping fa...

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