creative classes for grown ups and kids


Bay School Community Arts Center

279 Main Street, Mathews, Virginia 23109

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Find the artist in you!

We offer over 100 art and craft classes a year in a multitude of media.  Join us for pottery, painting, drawing, weaving, glass, and more, more, more!  The Art Speaks Gallery at the Bay School features the varied work of around 60 local and regional artists.  We hold an annual adult student show; a Kids' Art Show; a statewide juried art show, Art Speaks on the Bay;and several other exhibitions.  We'd love to help Find the Artist in You!

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Classes/Workshops

  •  - 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2019
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    Nina Buzby, Instructor Classes for all ages and skill levels. Classes are for individuals.
  •  - 24 June 2019 until 26 June 2019
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    Join us as we create pictures and designs with dots and doodles. You will make your own pieces as well as a group mural.
  •  - 25 June 2019 until 25 June 2019
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    This session we will be painting a sea horse so register early and get ready to sip, paint, relax, laugh and create. Ages 15+ welcome with an adult.
  •  - 9 July 2019 until 11 July 2019
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    Come get creative with us and spend three days making 3D Art. We will make artist trading blocks, papier mache, some assemblage art and more.
  •  - 13 July 2019 until 13 July 2019
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    This class offers easy lessons in everything you always wanted to know about watercolor!
  •  - 15 July 2019 until 19 July 2019
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    Artsy Animals - We will learn about famous animals in art. Lascaux cave paintings, Henri Rousseau’s Jungle Paintings, George Rodrigue “Blue Dog” and more. Please note there is no class on Wednesday.
  •  - 17 July 2019 until 17 July 2019
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    You will be creating a mixed media girl using an assortment of papers, paints, glitter, fabric, texture pastes and much, much more.
  •  - 22 July 2019 until 24 July 2019
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    Make some fun accessories, like a lacy headband, while learning how to knit and crochet.
  •  - 23 July 2019 until 23 July 2019
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    In this class we provide the canvas, paint, and brushes for you to make art as entertainment! No experience necessary!
  •  - 29 July 2019 until 2 August 2019
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    A creation in fluffiness! This is all done by hand. No needlework or utensils. You will learn everything needed to complete your rug at home. Bring a shopping bag of mixed color cotton strips, 1 1/4" x 7" (or they can be 1/4" longer or wider,
  •  - 5 August 2019 until 6 August 2019
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    Using string/yarn and our imaginations we will make and embellish a string orb light to hang or set in your room. We will make several sizes for fun and practice.
  •  - 6 August 2019 until 8 August 2019
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    In this mixed media on canvas class students will combine paints, tissue paper, scrapbook papers, photographs and more to make a personal piece of art with meaning to the student.
  •  - 6 August 2019 until 9 August 2019
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    We would love to have your children join us for 4 fun filled days of mermaid art, crafts and fun mermaid themed snacks.
  •  - 10 August 2019 until 10 August 2019
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    We will be using found objects to create whimsical little robots. Bring your family and imaginations to this fun 2 hour class. This is a great opportunity to spend some quality time creating art sculpture from reclaimed items.
  •  - 12 August 2019 until 19 August 2019
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    We will mold clay with our hands and other tools to transform it into something fun and unique.
  •  - 13 August 2019 until 14 August 2019
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    Fairy Camp is back again this summer. We would love to have your children join us for 2 days of fairy themed arts and crafts. At the end of Fairy Camp we will have a fairy themed party with fairy food, drinks and all graduating fairies receiving
  •  - 13 August 2019 until 15 August 2019
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    We will be serving up 3 days of making art. Four Projects will be provided for students to choose from. They will work at their own pace to finish their chosen project.
  •  - 15 August 2019 until 16 August 2019
    Class
    Learn the basics of basket weaving as you use flat reeds to weave the bottom, lift the sides, then finish off the rim to form a basket of your very own.
  •  - 19 August 2019 until 21 August 2019
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    Students will get to discover their inner artist with painting activities with acrylic and watercolor. Students will learn about art history and how they can incorporate that in their artwork.
  •  - 23 August 2019 until 23 August 2019
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    The cheese basket is a Shaker design for separating the whey from the curd in cheese making. Today this basket can serve a variety of purposes or be a beautiful decorative piece. This is an intermediate level basket class.
  •  - 26 August 2019 until 28 August 2019
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    The art of mosaic assembles small squares of glass, marble, or stone cemented in stucco to imitate a painting. We will use bits of paper, stones, shells, and other miscellaneous items to create our own pictures and designs in a similar manner.
  •  - 27 August 2019 until 27 August 2019
    Class
    Let’s use paints, paper, glue and some stamps to create something new. You can make a sailboat as pictured or something different.
  •  - 18 September 2019 until 18 September 2019
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    We will mix a little bit of origami with some Sumi-e painting.
  •  - 24 September 2019 until 24 September 2019
    Class
    Feathers have a spiritual meaning across many cultures. They represent a connection to spiritual realms, divinity and freedom.
  •  - 5 October 2019 until 5 October 2019
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    Learn twill weave and create a sturdy basket with swing handles. Once students understand the basics of twill weave, a new world of basket weaving will open up. This class is appropriate for students who have prior experience with flat reed.
  •  - 15 October 2019 until 15 October 2019
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    Weave a colorful mini-basket - just the right size for business cards, rings, hair ties, or anything little! We will use a wooden mold, so the shape will come out just right.
  •  - 16 October 2019 until 16 October 2019
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    We will create a little bit of she art in this class.
  •  - 18 October 2019 until 18 October 2019
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    Using an oak stool frame from the E.A. Clore factory in Madison, VA you will learn to weave a splint seat on your stool. Please bring a sharp pair of scissors and a bucket. Open to all skill levels.
  •  - 22 October 2019 until 22 October 2019
    Class
    In this class we provide the canvas, paint, and brushes for you to make art as entertainment! No experience necessary!
  •  - 26 October 2019 until 26 October 2019
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    How do artists capture the mood and light effects in landscape? In this workshop, participants explore how to use color and form to create an expressive landscape painting.
  •  - 29 October 2019 until 31 October 2019
    Class
    Join us for 3 days of creating mixed media She Art canvases, art dolls, junk sculptures and more.
  •  - 5 November 2019 until 8 November 2019
    Class
    In this class Joe Gyurcsak will discuss composition/design, drawing vs volume, value, color, edge control and paint manipulation.
  •  - 19 November 2019 until 19 November 2019
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    You will make the holidays extra special this year when you send your family and friends cards made by you. Ages 15+ welcome with an adult.
  •  - 7 December 2019 until 7 December 2019
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    Tis the season for some family fun time. Join us for 2 hours of Victorian style holiday ornament making. Bring some photos of you and your family that you would like to use in these ornaments.
  •  - 7 December 2019 until 7 December 2019
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    Using locally gathered pine needles and a decorative wooden center, we will sew to coil a pine needle ornament. The first row of pine needles will already be started on the ornament. This pine needle project should be completed during class
  •  - 10 December 2019 until 10 December 2019
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    Get ready for the Holidays! Let's decorate ornaments, trees, stars, bells and more in this fun cookie decorating workshop!
279 Main Street, Mathews, Virginia 23109

Contact person

Grace Small
gracesmall@bayschool-arts.com
804-725-1278

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Opening hours

Opening hours

Monday
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Contact us!

We welcome your feedback and comments so don't keep it a secret - contact us!

art@LiveAnArtfulLife.com

Live An Artful Life Inc
8908 Woodward Rd
Marshall, VA  20115

 

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