Event Date: 01/27/2019 - 02/24/2019   Event Time: All Day

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757 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 02/03/2019 - 03/03/2019   Event Time: All Day

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757 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 02/10/2019 - 03/10/2019   Event Time: All Day

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757 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 02/17/2019 - 03/17/2019   Event Time: - 1:00 AM

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757 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 02/23/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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If you’re into repurposing (and who isn’t in Asheville?!), you’ll love learning how to turn old t-shirts into beautiful, snuggly blankets! This easy piecing project is great for beginning quilters and experienced sewists alike! In the first class, Purple Crayon's founder and avid quilter, Pam Robbins, will teach you how to prepare your t-shirts, cut them out, and piece them into blocks. Then, you’ll have a couple of weeks to finish assembling your squares before meeting again, this time to assemble the top of your quilt, add a backing, and finish your new home accessory! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 02/23/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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This is an opportunity to receive a guided experience with this magical material and create your own glass keepsake in the “hotshop” or glass blowing studio. In this hands-on class, students work one-on- one with an experienced instructor to create a piece of glass art. Choose between crafting a paperweight, ornament or drinking glass. Customize your piece with colors of your choice, learn the basics, and feel free to ask questions as your instructor assists you with the entire process! All levels welcome. $65-$80 | Ages 13+ | 1 Student Per Class Offered daily in 30 minute increments, excluding Tuesdays.

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140 Roberts Street, Suite C , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/24/2019 - 03/24/2019   Event Time: - 1:00 AM

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757 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 02/28/2019 - 03/01/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 AM

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Throughout the month of February we offer a Heart Paperweight Workshop. Students will work one-on-one with an instructor to sculpt molten glass into a solid heart. Come take this 30 minute class with your sweetheart or treat yourself to a fun and educational activity. $80 offered everyday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm, except Tuesday

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140 Roberts Street, Suite C , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/28/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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An informal monthly gathering of artists, writers, musicians and art patrons.

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362 Depot Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/28/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Socks. For most knitters, juggling four or five needles is challenging at best and frustrating at worst. What if you could knit a pair using just TWO standard straight needles? In this surprisingly fun four-week class, Camille Daunno will show you how! Camille has been knitting since she was old enough to hold a pair of needles, and she’s been teaching kids and adults for almost 50 years! The socks are knit in basic foot shapes and sewn together using just one seam. You can get as creative as you like with color and pattern design, choosing either one color of yarn or creating multi-color stripes using multiple or variegated yarns. Basic knitting skills are required, but “confident beginners” are encouraged to register! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/01/2019   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s March show, “Fresh Air,” will feature the work of Sue Dolamore whose plein air paintings show her love both of the process and the natural environment. The show runs March 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, March 1, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. Sue’s studio is the wide-open world. Much of her work is painted en plein air within a 30-mile radius of Asheville. “I find the landscape deeply affecting and am fascinated with the diversity of mountains, skies, forests, farms, and fields that are unique to the region.” The artist brings her personality onto the canvas. “I can be impulsive, though most know me as a generous woman with a practical mind and energetic spirit. Yet, there has always been a bit of the wild in me.” Her well-structured compositions, rendered in a harmonious color palette with playful yet deliberate brushstrokes, reaffirms this combination of traits. The artist took up painting in 2014 by signing up for a class at A-B Tech. “I was willing to take risks, experiment with various media and techniques, and trust my instincts.” She heeded the advice of local masters and committed to regular practice. “It takes sincere desire to achieve this level of skill in plein air painting,” says Dolamore. “You have to love the process of painting as well as the natural environment, both of which can present many challenges.” Sue Dolamore is the director of the Asheville Urban Landscape Painters, one of the most active and largest plein air painting groups in the Southeast. She is also a member of WNC Carolina Plein Air Painters (WNCPAP) and North Carolina Plein Air Painters (NCPAP). She lives with her husband, youngest daughter, and two cats on a ridge above the Ivy River. “My impressionistic paintings of the landscape strive to tap into our longing for a sense of place and the desire for a deeper understanding of the world around us.” Dolamore’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members, will be on display and for sale through the month of March. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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82 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/02/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Purple Crayon offers affordable studio space for women hobby artists, rental space for creativity-centered events, and a variety of arts and crafts workshops and events. Come see what all the excitement is about!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/08/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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No one knows for sure how tatting originated, but we do know that this technique for making lace edging, doilies, and other decorative pieces (like earrings!) has been around since at least the 1800’s—and produces beautiful results! In this introductory workshop, Ann Lansing will show you how to make a simple pair of tatted butterfly earrings. You will begin by learning how to wind a shuttle, create a double stitch knot, and form a circle. Then, Ann will show you how to make and join picots, and, finally, attach ear wires to complete your project. If you don’t finish your earrings during the workshop, you will leave with a shuttle and ball of variegated thread so you can finish them at home! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/09/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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135.00 Saturday, March 9, 10 - 4 Paint the beauty of flowers with pastels! Create a dynamic composition with powerful color and light. The pastel medium, with its vibrant colors to choose from, is the perfect vehicle for painting the flower! Bring reference photographs of your favorite blooms, preferably taken by you. Pastels and painting papers provided.

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191 Lyman Street #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/15/2019   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Have you ever wanted to create an abstract painting but weren’t sure how to start? If so, fluid art—also called [acrylic] pour painting, flow art, liquid art., etc.—might be just what you’re looking for! Fluid art is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency. The paints react with each other when combined to make interesting and visually organic motifs. As the paints run amok and spill across your canvas, the possibilities are endless! In this workshop, Deana Murchison will show you several different ways to do acrylic pours. Then, you’ll make two, 8” x 10” abstract paintings using the dirty pour/flip pour method. Finally, Deana will demonstrate how to finish your painting with an acrylic coating. This is a fun and easy class and is great for experimenting with color! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/19/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join local artist Christy Ammerman at North Asheville Library for a free beginners' craft workshop. From 6-8pm on March 19th, Ammerman will be teaching the basics of alcohol inks to small groups of students at 30-minute intervals. All materials are provided for free, and students will leave with their own decorative tile. Alcohol inks stain: gloves and work-clothes or apron are suggested. This event is not recommended for participants who are sensitive to alcohol fumes or strong smells. Space is limited--call (828) 250-4752 to reserve your 30-minute timeslot or register at the desk.

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1030 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/23/2019   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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This is a two-day whirl wind tour of the intensive process of mold making utilizing simple open-face kiln casting. Students will build their own high-temp mold to melt solid glass into, creating one of a kind glass sculptures! Day one, students will sculpt a clay positive and learn the basics of making your first high temperature plaster and silica mold. Day two consists of de-molding clay, loading the molds into the kiln, and an explanation of kiln firing schedules. Once castings are cooled off, students will come back to pick up their finished artwork! This is a 2 day course that will take place on 3/23-3/24. Tuition in $500. Beginner to intermediate levels welcome.

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140 Roberts Street, Suite C , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2019   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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In this class, the techniques of dot stacking on solid or hollow forms will be conquered. Using a variety of colors, including UV reactive colors, students will walk away understanding how to melt and layer glass. Problem solving to make clean glass will be key in this workshop. Appropriate for beginner to intermediate levels. This is a 2 day workshop that will meet on both 3/23 and 3/24 from 10:30-4:30 with a 1 hour lunch break.

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140 Roberts Street, Suite C , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2019   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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In this class, the techniques of dot stacking on solid or hollow forms will be conquered. Using a variety of colors, including UV reactive colors, students will walk away understanding how to melt and layer glass. Problem solving to make clean glass will be key in this workshop. This is a 2 day workshop that will meet both 3/23 and 3/24. Tuition is $315. Beginner to intermediate levels welcome.

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140 Roberts Street, Suite C , Asheville, NC 28801
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