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Beginning Drawing (Session 1 of 4)

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: 150

Contact: North Carolina Botanical Garden

Description: Tuesdays January 9, 16, 23, and 30; 1-4:30 p.m. A four-session, introductory level course of drawing for beginners and those wishing to refresh their skills. Includes exercises on seeing to draw, quick sketching, mapping for accuracy, and other basic principles of drawing. $150 ($135 NCBG Members) REGISTER HERE

2nd Friday ArtWalk: Celebrating Bodhi Day

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: During this month’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk, the Ackland will celebrate Bodhi Day in connection with Religion and Ritual, our newly-opened installation of Asian art that presents the deities and artistic traditions of the world’s most populous continent. Bodhi Day, a Buddhist holiday celebrated across Asia (also known as Laba in China and Rohatsu in Japan), marks the day the Buddha reached enlightenment. […]

Drawing for Tweens

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: This program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland’s galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teachers demonstrate and teach participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own artistic creations. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating one’s own […]

Art Adventures: Japanese Stab-Bound Sketchbooks – PM Session

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. January’s art-making activity is inspired by the Ackland’s exhibition Religion and Ritual. Free for Members | $5 for […]

Art à la Carte – Gilded Sketchbooks

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: Bring a friend and spend an afternoon getting creative in these relaxed, hands-on art classes designed exclusively for Carolina students. Each session begins at the Ackland Art Museum, where you’ll explore some of the art on view as inspiration for your project. Classes are designed for beginners, but also suitable for students with some art experience. Cost: […]