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The Rutherford County Visual Artist Guild hosts several events throughout the year and offers classes for both adults and kids to assist developing their skills and exploring new mediums.

You do not have to be a member of the Guild to take a class or participate in an event. We are a county wide Guild and are open to everyone in the community.

All classes and workshops are held at The VAC, 160 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton, North Carolina. Often class size is limited and no registrations are held until the class fee has been paid. You can pay in person or mail a check to The VAC at PO Box 2015, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

If you are interested in taking a particular class and don't see it listed, email us and let us know. We can reach out to our artists and try to offer it.

Bob Ross Painting Workshop

When: Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10:00 to 1:00

(you will have plenty of time to finish your masterpiece)

This is an ongoing class on the 2nd Saturday of every month taught by Pat Hitchcock who is a certified Bob Ross painting instructor.

Price: $ 20.00 per class and you bring your own supplies.

Supply List:

- Bob Ross Master Kit

(can be purchased at the kit includes brushes and paints)
- 12" x 16" Canvas
- Small Easel


If you have any questions please contact Pat @ 904-501-1704 or

Beginner Quilt Class by Michele Black

Each week our yarn lovers meet up  to socialize, get tips and work on projects.


Fridays from 10:00 am to Noon


$5/session, FREE for Guild members.


Payment taken upon arrival. No pre-registration required.

Yarn Lovers Studio

Starting February 15, 2020 

(class meets every 3rd Saturday of every month.)

Time: 12 pm to 5 pm

$30.00 per class due when customer signs up for the class

$15.00 supply fee paid to instructor.


Creating Table Top Runner 

Finished size: 12 inches wide and 28 inches long. 


The beginner quilt start-up class will set you on your way to quilting. The goal is to send you home with your first quilt. You will also have printed instructions to take home with you. 


Items required for the class: Bring your sewing machine, sewing needles, scissors, safety pins, straight pins and sewing machine threads. 

Option: If you have a walking foot for your sewing machine, bring that too. It is not necessary if you don't have one. 


Supplies provided: Multiple precut fabrics will be available for your choice of color, along with quilt batting, muslin backing, and binding fabric.


The 5 hour class will give you information and time to: 

  1. piece your quilt together 

  2. place your quilt top, batting and muslin backing together

  3. simple straight stitch machine quilting, and 

  4. binding edges instructions.

Beginner Stained Glass Class by Brenda Holt

Classes are on the following Wednesdays:

March 4, March 11, March 18, and March 25, 2020



Registration fee: $25.00 paid 2 weeks prior to class.


CLASS PRICE: $110.00 per person. Class price must be paid to

Rutherford County Visual Arts Center two weeks before the class




Instructor’s Fee: $45 (paid directly to instructor on the 1st

day of class. CASH ONLY PLEASE!

Note: No refunds will be issued a week before class begins due to the

preparation involved for the class and no refunds will be allowed

for classes that are missed. A charge of $25 may be applied for

makeup classes. It is very important to try to attend all the

classes due to a different step by step procedure each week.

Students MUST bring safety glasses, apron and wear closed-in



Please join us if you are interested in learning how to express

yourself in the beautiful medium of Stained Glass. Not only will

the hobby give you many hours of pleasure, it will provide you

with unique art pieces that YOU created. The class will cover

the basic steps for the stained glass process and provide helpful

hints to improve craftsmanship.


History of Art Online Class

A FREE Online Course that takes you though art movements beginning with the Stone Age all the way through Contemporary art.

Participants can read the history of each movement, what influenced the artists and even find out more about selected artists or artworks.

Once you complete the class you can order a certificate of completion to proudly brag about to others that your are an official art history buff!


The online course will continue to grow and expand so check back often for new features and updates.

This project was supported by the

N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

Save the Dates

COTA 2020- The Celebration of the Arts 2020, a juried art show, date is September 11-16, 2020 at The Foundation on the Isothermal Community College campus in Spindale, NC.

Set up date will be September 10, 2020 and pick up date September 16, 2010. The show is the project of the Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded. to show entries with a special displays of Junior Artists and ICC students. 

Artist Applications will be available June 1, 2020. Application deadline August 15, 2020.  

BACKROOM SALE - May 2, 2020 as part of the Mayfest activities in downtown Rutherfordton. 


TRYON PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS GALLERY - Tryon Painters and Sculptors Gallery- Juried art show

September 19-October 31, 2020. 

160 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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