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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: August 8, 2020

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)

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

Paint Pouring & String Art

Teacher Name: Pam Peters

Time: 10:00-1:00

Description of Class: Students will learn techniques of paint pouring

and string pulling to create two beautiful abstract paintings.

Class Date: August 15, 2020

Class Fee: $25.00 for non-members, $17.50 for members

Materials Cost (to be paid by student in class): $3.00

Number of Students: Minimum 4, Maximum 12

Ages: 10 and up

Supplies students will need to bring: Wear clothes you don’t mind

getting paint on. Bring several pairs of disposable gloves.

The paintings will need to dry overnight. Pick up will be on Tuesday

of the following week. The paintings will be moved upstairs for

pickup, the docent can help with this.

Freeform Wire Wrapped Ring

Class Date: August 15, 2020

Time: 10-1:00

Instructor: Deborah Harmon

Class Fee: $20.00

Rutherford County Visual Arts Center

160 N. Main St

Rutherfordton NC 28139


SUPPLY FEE: $15.00 includes all wire and a Dichroic Glass Cabochon

This is a beginner wire wrapping class. All equipment will be provided.

Students will learn how to wrap and form a design on a cabochon.


Maximum 4 students Register online or call 828-288-5009.

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.

This project was supported by the

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

Save the Dates

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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