Hiddenite, NC – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center invites the public to relieve their winter “blahs,” escape life’s stresses, and reap the benefits that art provides to one’s life and overall mental and emotional health. All are welcome to join the open studio, bring their own art supplies, and learn to paint or hone their skills with instructor Heather Friday on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm beginning January 31st at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Register For Healing Through ArtRd., Hiddenite, NC). The cost for the 6 week session is $50 for Friends of the Center and $55 for non-members.

Heather stated, “My intent as instructor is to meet students where they are, developing their basic skills and artistic knowledge while building their skill levels and teaching techniques in their medium of choice: acrylics, oils, soft pastels, and even 3 dimensional projects… as they work at their own pace with one on one guidance and instruction.”

The class is structured as an open studio where artists will bring their own work and supplies.

Participants may contact the Center for assistance in selecting supplies to bring. This class has been designed to teach the principles of art in a supportive and positive environment that fosters creative growth, expression, and reflection.

To register or find out more information – call 828-632-6966, visit www.hiddenitearts.org, or email info@hiddenitearts.org to contact the Center. The Hiddenite Arts Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible.