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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


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

When: July 10, 2021

Time: 10:00 to 1:00 pm

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:

Paint & Palette

TW-Titanium White

UMB-Ultra Marine Blue

BS-Burnt Sienna or Dark Sienna

BU-Burnt Umber or Van Dyke Brown

SG-Sap Green

YO-Yellow Ochre

CY-Cadmium Yellow

MM-Mountain Mixture

1” Brush (Bob Ross)

Palette Knife

Script Liner Brush # or #

Canvas-any size

Small Easel


- Bob Ross Master Kit

(can be purchased at the kit includes brushes and paints)

Watercolor Class

Learn the art of watercolor through this ongoing weekly class.

Beginner to Intermediate will be challenged each week to recreate a picture or scene through a series of watercolor techniques.



Class is held every Tuesday from 10am-1pm. Students can join at anytime and take as many classes as they would like.  Cost is $12 a class and student should be prepared to bring their own supplies including watercolor paper, brushes, and watercolor paint. You can pay online or at The VAC before each class.

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Celebration of the Arts 2021

October 7-13, 2021

Located on the campus of Isothermal Community College in Spindale,


The free show includes an Art Show, Junior Art Show, ICC Student display, Gift Shop and Silent Auction.

Sponsored by the NC Arts Council and Stonecutter Foundation.

Information for participants on the application located online.


July 26-30, 2021

9-12 pm


All supplies are provided.


Yarn Lovers Studio

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.

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.

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This project was supported by the

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

Save the Dates

Celebration of the Arts (COTA) October 7-13, 2021.