Arts Education  | Classes & Workshops at BBTCAC

Youth Visual Arts Classes

Currently, After School Art classes are offered each Tuesday for grades K-3, and each Thursday for students in grades 4-8. Petite Picasso’s (ages 3-6) typically meet once a month, and offer an excellent introduction to the arts, hand-eye coordination, and basic arts skills. A variety of specialized classes is offered during school breaks and holidays, including Spring Break Art Camp, Summer Art Camp, and holiday-themed classes and workshops. 

Please visit our Facebook page for current classes and offerings.

In addition to art offerings at BBTCAC, Black Belt Treasures Teaching Artists are available for in-school, after-school, and community classes and workshops. Please contact Kristin Law, Art Programs & Marketing Director, for more information.

Adult Visual Arts Classes

Adult Art Classes and workshops are offered throughout the year in a variety of culturally significant and skill building mediums. Current and past offerings include wheel-throwing (pottery), acrylic, oil, and watercolor painting, printmaking, basket making, chair caning, stained glass, mosaic jewelry, quilling, quilting, sewing, jewelry making, oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, pottery, sculpture, and more. 

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BLACK BELT MAKERS CLASSES

YOUTH ART CLASSES at Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center:

SUMMER ART CAMPS 2023 - Information coming soon

After School Art - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Coming Fall 2022

Holiday Art Classes - Halloween, Fall, and Christmas inspired Art 

All Classes will be posted on Facebook

ADULT ART CLASSES at Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center:

Beginner to Intermediate Ceramics "Wheel Throwing & Hand-Building" - 6 Weeks Session

Tuesday Evenings from 6-9pm with Kristin Law
$245 includes 6 weeks of instruction, 6 Open Studio dates, 25# clay, glazes, firing, and a tool kit. 
*Returning Students $235

Join us for a Six Week Course in Ceramics (wheel throwing, slab work, sculpture...everything clay) for Beginners to Intermediates at Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center. Learn all the basics: wedging clay, centering on the wheel, opening and creating simple bowls and mugs, along with using the slab roller, additive and subtractive sculpture, and basic decorating/glazing. Each week will build on the skills learned during the previous week...For those with some experience, we will expand on decorating techniques, shapes, and more advanced skills. All skill levels are welcome, and all students will be given individualized attention. We will create both wheel thrown work and hand-building and slab construction. Students will be able to choose which direction to focus after week 2.

This is a six (6) weeks course, that will build skills from week to week - so it is very important to attend as much as possible. In the event you must miss one class, it is possible to make it up during another class *with advanced approval of the instructor.

Additional clay and tools may be purchased for an additional fee. Material Fee also includes glazing and firing of pieces created during class and with first 25 pounds of clay.

REGISTRATION:
Classes will be limited to six (6) students for "physical distancing" purposes - so be sure to register early at 334-682-9878 (or message Kristin). A $25 Deposit is required upon registration.
Minimum Students: Three (3)
Maximum Students: Six (6) to eight 

Dates: Tuesday Evenings from 6-9pm.
Please note we will not meet every week. Open Studio dates will be posted so students can continue to work in the studio outside of class time.

CLASS DATES
September 13, 20
October 4, 11, 25
November 1

OPEN STUDIO DATES
September 27
October 18
November 8
plus during BBTCAC Open Hours.

Instructor: Kristin Law has a degree in Ceramics, Fine Arts, and Art History from the University of Montevallo, and has over 20 years of ceramics teaching experience at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens Visual Arts School in Norfolk, Virginia and through BBTCAC. Kristin is also the Art Programs Director at Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center.

Saturday Mornings from 9am until noon with Kristin Law
$245 includes 6 weeks of instruction, 6 Open Studio dates, 25# clay, glazes, firing, and a tool kit. 

See above for class specifics

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM - Pottery


Beginning/Intermediate Chair Caning with David White

DATES TBA, from 10am until 3pm with David White
$125 includes all materials, rectangular bench, and instruction. 

Join Dallas County artist, David White, for this introduction to the art of chair caning and weaving. Class will build on the use of basic tools and techniques. Each student will complete one rectangular bench during this workshop, while intermediate students will build on skills learned in their previous class.  

Students should bring: pencil, tape measurer, small bucket, stapler (any kind)

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM - Caning

PRIVATE WAORKSHOPS

Hand Quilting with Mary Margaret Pettway

Contact Kristin Law for scheduling options

2nd Generation Gee's Bend Quilter - Mary Margaret Pettway - will be teaching Hand Quilting at Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center - upon request. Pre-Registration is Required!!!

Learn the art of hand piecing and quilting from this talented, funny, master quilter in the same style her family and friends have been using for generations. All materials are included in the cost of the class - but students are encouraged to bring material scraps (cotton, denim, and sturdy materials work best) for sharing.

$65 for a 2 hour class, per person ($55 class fee + $10 materials) - is due at registration.

All materials will be provided.

This class is available for Small Groups - inquire for reservations

In addition to these classes at BBTCAC - Mary Margaret is available for demonstrations and private workshops. Call for details.


Coming Soon... Encaustic Painting, Hand Built Pottery, Face Jugs, Pottery & Candles, Raku firing, and more


More Classes...

Art Escape - Painting (Sips & Strokes Style)

Occasional Evenings from 6-9pm - when requested! Want to host a painting party...just let us know!

$35-45 (depending on canvas size) includes all materials.


EVENTS...

Hog Wild For Art - each Spring

Art Festival, Music, Kids Activities - in conjunction with Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce Annual BBQ Cook-Off

*more class dates to be announced soon


To Register for Classes, please call (334) 682-9878 or email info@blackbelttreasures.com