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
    Class
    Nina Buzby, Instructor Classes for all ages and skill levels. Classes are for individuals.
  •  - 15 October 2019 until 15 October 2019
    Class
    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
    Class
    We will create a little bit of she art in this class.
  •  - 16 October 2019 until 16 October 2019
    Class
    Explore the fundamental principles of creating your own handmade sketchbook using bookbinding tools and specialty papers. Students will learn folded and sewn book structures and leave with a finished sketchbook and the skills to create more at h
  •  - 18 October 2019 until 18 October 2019
    Class
    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
    Class
    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.
  •  - 26 October 2019 until 26 October 2019
    Class
    Come create a paper quilt-style wall-hanging with a group of fun people. We will use stamps, linoleum prints, frottage (rubbings) and recycled paper.
  •  - 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.
  •  - 2 November 2019 until 2 November 2019
    Class
    These cute little owls are a lot of fun to make. We use sponges to paint them and construction paper for the eyes. Bring your little ones for an hour of messy, fun painting. As always, we welcome other family members to come for the class
  •  - 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.
  •  - 15 November 2019 until 15 November 2019
    Class
    This workshop is an art and word lover’s feast. Reproductions and images from VMFA’s vast collection inspire poems, journal entries, and prose vignettes.
  •  - 16 November 2019 until 23 November 2019
    Class
    Using reed, we will weave a large market basket. Natural color reed, as well as colors for design details, will be available. Finished basket will have a handle and will be perfect for shopping at Market Days in Mathews!
  •  - 19 November 2019 until 19 November 2019
    Class
    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.
  •  - 20 November 2019 until 20 November 2019
    Class
    If you have kids or grandchildren you probably have board books lying around. If not they are fairly easy to come by at thrift stores, yard sales etc. and I have a bunch to use for this class. We will be turning them into little art journals
  •  - 21 November 2019 until 22 November 2019
    Class
    On the first day of this workshop, we will explore tonal concepts and learn to create dramatic results through the application of Conte crayons and colored pencils on Mi-Teintes paper. Day two we will explore drawing with chalk pastels
  •  - 23 November 2019 until 23 November 2019
    Class
    Come and make some chocolate treats for the holidays! We will make some holiday chocolates with candy molds and paint with special colors, decorate spoons for some hot chocolate, and we will make some special holiday chocolates
  •  - 23 November 2019 until 23 November 2019
    Class
    Students will decorate their own gingerbread house and we will provide all of the candy and icing for construction! All houses are completely edible so a perfect centerpiece for the holidays! Please note any food allergies with registration.
  •  - 23 November 2019 until 23 November 2019
    Class
    Get ready for Santa and the holidays! Let's decorate Santa faces, holiday ornaments, bells, Christmas trees and more in this fun cupcake decorating workshop! We will use Buttercream Icing and some Royal Icing to put the finishing touches.
  •  - 7 December 2019 until 7 December 2019
    Class
    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
    Class
    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
    Class
    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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