Dealing with the uncertainty of rapidly escalating COVID-19 metrics, availability of vaccines, holiday gatherings and possible restrictions on non-essential businesses demands that we proceed cautiously as we develop the 2021 class schedule. Instructors and students are reluctant to confirm in the current pandemic environment.

We are continuing to communicate with potential instructors for 2021. The following classes are in the planning stages: three new VMFA sponsored classes, visiting artist instructors in oils and acrylics, and RAL Art Center artist instructors in jewelry, quilting, perspective, acrylics, watercolor and felting.

We look forward to offering exciting new classes in 2021 and appreciate your suggestions.  Please email cmihills@fiberarts.us with your suggestions for classes and instructors. 

Classes

  • May 05, 10:00 AM – May 19, 3:00 PM
    RAL Art Center, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    Instructor: Kathleen Noffsinger 2-Day Workshop: Weds., May 5 & May 19, 2021, 10am - 3pm Working with exaggerated brushwork, palette knives and scrapers suited to the painters’ choice of medium Kathleen will focus on using both soft and bold broken color to paint in the impressionist style.
  • May 15, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    RAL Art Center, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    In this class students will make silk paper using silk and wool. This is a simple process, much like felting, but without the rubbing and rolling!
  • May 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    RAL Art Center, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    Learn the magical process of dyeing silk in a microwave oven! Students will select their dye, steam their scarf and choose fabric paint or Paintstiks to add a surface design.
  • May 27, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    RAL Art Center, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    Join us to have fun painting your own version of Monet's Japanese Footbridge. This class will be completed using acrylic paint on an 11x14 stretched canvas.
  • May 28, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    RAL Art Center, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    A drawing and painting class where participants will work from photographs of their own furry friends to create drawings and a large-scale acrylic painting.
  • Jun 06, 10:00 AM EDT – Jun 13, 12:00 PM EDT
    Kilmarnock, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    During this 2-day program crazy creatures will come to life in a first-ever clay class for children ages 6 thru 10. Children will observe an in-depth demonstration by the instructor.
  • Jun 06, 1:00 PM EDT – Jun 13, 3:00 PM EDT
    Kilmarnock, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    Children ages 11 to 15 will have an exciting 2-day program where they learn the fundamentals of using ceramic clay and tube forms to create a mug.
  • Jun 06, 6:00 PM – Jun 13, 8:00 PM
    Kilmarnock, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    Join Richmond based clay artist and sculptor Patricia Shook as she leads this exciting 2-day clay program for adults.
  • Jun 17, 9:00 AM EDT – Jun 18, 4:00 PM EDT
    RAL Art Center, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    A strong composition is the foundation of every great painting. In this 2-day workshop we will dive into the principles and elements of design and learn simple methods to achieve a strong composition in our paintings.
  • Jun 19, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    RAL Art Center, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    In this class students will make silk paper using silk and wool. This is a simple process, much like felting, but without the rubbing and rolling!
  • Jul 17, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Kilmarnock, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    This introductory class is an adventure in working with precious metal clay. Art Clay Silver is a great product especially formulated for objects that can be created and fired in the same day with outstanding results.