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

  •  - 22 February 2020 until 21 March 2020
    Class
    In this class, students will get a chance to try their hand at the wheel. Learn a short lesson in wedging, centering and then working the wheel. They will also learn basic hand-building.
  •  - 22 February 2020 until 22 February 2020
    Class
    What better way to set off an outfit than matching earrings??? In this class, participants will make three styles of earrings using different techniques.
  •  - 29 February 2020 until 29 February 2020
    Class
    Families will get to paint a Family Tree together. Each family member will get a pre-sketched canvas to paint. When pieces are placed together they will make up a tree.
  •  - 5 March 2020 until 6 March 2020
    Class
    Pine Needle art is one of the oldest crafts, dating back some 9,000 years. Seminole Indians were one of the first tribes to make pine needle baskets.
  •  - 7 March 2020 until 7 March 2020
    Class
    Bring your favorite sea glass treasures and create pendants and earrings. We will cover wire wrapping, foiling, soldering, and drilling holes in glass.
  •  - 7 March 2020 until 8 March 2020
    Class
    This introductory class is an adventure in working with Art Clay Silver Overlay Paste. Art Clay Silver products are pure fine silver (.999) mixed with water and an organic binder. It is easy to work with simple tools.
  •  - 17 March 2020 until 7 April 2020
    Class
    A Soul Book is a soulful artsy project that is fun to make and deeply meaningful and personal at the same time. You’ll create a beautiful chunky Soul Book full of all of the things your beautiful heart knows, but sometimes forgets.
  •  - 18 March 2020 until 18 March 2020
    Class
    We will use pens and watercolors to create small masterpieces that can be framed or used as note cards.
  •  - 21 March 2020 until 21 March 2020
    Class
    Leaves can make some beautiful art. In class, we will have some artistic family fun. Big and little hands will get messy so dress for a mess as we will be using watercolors, acrylic paints and other material to make our artwork.
  •  - 21 March 2020 until 21 March 2020
    Class
    Wood blocks can also be used to print on paper. We will be using wood blocks and tempera paints to make these fun pieces of art.
  •  - 21 March 2020 until 21 March 2020
    Class
    We will create original art on squares of paper. Next, we fold our paper, following a specific sequence of folds. Once that is done, the paper can be formed into a top and bottom of a box.
  •  - 28 March 2020 until 28 March 2020
    Class
    We all need a little encouragement along the way in today's wild and crazy world, as we are inundated with negative messages that make us feel like we are not enough!
  •  - 11 April 2020 until 11 April 2020
    Class
    With so many flowers and plants blooming we will use some for making art. As always, we welcome other family members to come for class if mommy can’t make it. An adult must stay for this class. Mathews Community Foundation.
  •  - 14 April 2020 until 15 April 2020
    Class
    In this 2-day workshop, we’ll experiment with combining ink and charcoal to create drawings with depth and value. Learn how to introduce contrast and texture using wax, ink washes and the grey tones of charcoal. A materials list will be provided
  •  - 15 April 2020 until 15 April 2020
    Class
    In this class, we provide the canvas, paint, and brushes for you to make art as entertainment! No experience necessary! This is NOT serious painting! You will start with a pre-sketched canvas and your instructor will assist you
  •  - 9 May 2020 until 9 May 2020
    Class
    Come make some tiny airplanes from clothespins and popsicle sticks. This is a fun little class for boys and girls alike. As always, we welcome other family members to come for class if mommy can’t make it. An adult must stay for this class.
  •  - 9 May 2020 until 23 May 2020
    Class
    We will make ceramic dishes or tea light holders, using rolled clay imprinted with real leaves. We will make our pieces the first Saturday, then they will be bisque fired and we will glaze during the second class.
  •  - 20 May 2020 until 20 May 2020
    Class
    We will be learning some basics of painting with alcohol inks while we paint on tiles. Please note that alcohol inks have a very strong smell
  •  - 26 May 2020 until 26 May 2020
    Class
    Retro camper trailer decor is popping up everywhere these days. Create one of your own using your imagination and some mixed media techniques to hang in your home. In this class we will use painting techniques and collage to create a cute retro
  •  - 30 May 2020 until 30 May 2020
    Class
    Join us for some family fun while we paint and decorate rocks. Each family will be supplied with all the materials they will need to complete the project. This is a family project so adult family members are required to stay.
  •  - 17 June 2020 until 17 June 2020
    Class
    In this class we will use beads, bobbles and whatever else you can string on fishing line to create these beautiful pieces of hanging art.
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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