160 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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© 2018 by the Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild. Proudly created by Small Town Soul.

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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.

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.


September 3, 10, 17 & 24. 10am to 1pm

Class is held every Tuesday from 10am-1pm. Students can join at anytime and take as many classes as they would like.  Cost is $17 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.

Class is taught by our esteemed watercolor artist Linda McGregor.

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. www.NCArts.org.

Print Making for Beginners

Instructor: William Saladino

a local practicing artist with a MFA and BFA in printmaking from the University of Arizona and Indiana University


5 Consecutive Thursdays, November 7 through December 12, 2019            EXCLUDING THANKSGIVING

10 am to 12 pm


Class Fee $100 ($25 pre-registration is required to hold your space)

Supply Fee $80 (paid to instructor at the first class

Minimum 4 Maximum 8 students


Deposit paid at the Visual Arts Center 160N Main St. Rutherfordton

Center is open Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Sat from 10am to 3pm and Friday 10am to 6pm

Instruction includes the technique of multi-colored printing from a linoleum block.  At the end of the 5  classes each student will have a collection of their fine art prints to use as decorations, gifts or original cards, just in time for Christmas.


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.

Bob Ross Painting Class

Pat Hitchcock is a Certified Bob Ross Instructor

​​​December 7, 2019

1:30-4:30 (you will have plenty of time to finish your masterpiece)

Cost $20.00 and you bring your own supplies.

Supply List is:

Bob Ross Master Kit (can be purchased at Qualityart.biz)

Kit includes brushes and paints

12 x 16 Canvas

Small Easel