Art Classes

2018 Art Classes

Oil Painting for Beginners

an introductory course for adults and older children (middle and high school)
Claudia Furlow, teacher
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Feb. 7- March 14
$165 non-members/$144 members

Sculpting Hands and Painting

a follow up workshop for polymer clay figures, with Bill Nelson
Saturday, Feb. 3, 10am-5pm + Sunday, Feb. 4, Noon-5pm
$300 non-members/$270 members

Special workshop for adults, character sculptures of polymer clay & mixed media (2017)

The Staunton Augusta Art Center enthusiastically welcomes internationally known artist Bill Nelson who will teach a weekend workshop of sculpting character heads, November 3-5, 2017. Bill’s figures of polymer clay and mixed media are in many private collections including those of Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, the late Ralph Waite and many more. Bill has taught throughout the United States and is known for his “gentle”, fun approach where participants always meet with success. Heads can be endearing, frightening, or hilarious… you get to create and learn the craft in one weekend. All materials are included in the registration fee of $400/$360 for members. Class size is limited and registrations are already underway so please sign up soon.

Where: Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street, Staunton
Friday, November 3, 6-8pm
Saturday, November 4, 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 5, Noon-5pm
Cost: $400 ($360 member rate)
Register: Pre-registration is required by calling 540-885-2028


2018 Art in the Park Details

 Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill

The 51st two-day art festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 26 (10am-5pm) and Sunday, May 27 (Noon-5pm) in 2018.

Download an application to be a participating artist. 


Below is a list of our 2017 participating artists. We can’t wait for a wonderful 2018 event!

Holly Allen – handmade bags and totes
Troy Argenbright – colored pencil drawings
Mary Barnes – hand weaving
Tracy Booth – oil and acrylic paintings
Cynthia Boteler – shoulder bags
Hillary Burkett – mixed media jewelry
Angus Carter – outsider art
Katherine Cummings – vintage glass garden art
Andrea Denniston – porcelain
Joe Engel – acrylic painting on wood
Bruce Fortier – pops bots
Suzanna Garrett – nature-inspired jewelry
Edmund Gaudet – cut-paper graphic art and quilling
Brecken Geiman – mixed media jewelry designs
Lisa Geiman – original watercolor artwork
Seth Guzovsky – pottery
Deborah W. Harris – face painting, ocarinas, gourds
James Hofmann – landscape photography
Wanda Hollberg – fused-glass jewelry
Barbara Coyle Holt – “found” paper: jewelry, wallpieces, works on paper
Julie R. Jernigan – sterling and gemstone jewelry
Jake Johnson – wheel thrown porcelain
Karl Lemay – handcrafted vintage metal art
Shalom Lord – candles and soap
Georganne E. Ludt – chair and seat weaving
Conrad Matiuk – photography
Gail McMindes – marble sculpture, Shenandoah pixies
Marti Mocahbee – clay
Bill Nelson – mixed media sculpture
Phillip Nolley – blown glass
Viesture Osvalds – stained glass
Nikki Pynn – stained glass and bike parts sculpture
Lisa Rippingale Robertson – hand-crafted jewelry
Jessica Rublee – ceramics-stoneware
Allison Schroeder – sterling jewelry
Aaron Shaver – nature photography
Mike Sorge – wood craft and sculpture
Feather Stein – iron and copper jewelry
Alison Thomas – digitally modified photography
Karen Trimble – classic still life and landscape
Mary Ann Vessey – landscapes
Wendy Waugaman – sterling and/or 14k gold handcrafted jewelry
Sue Whitehouse-Evenson – polymer clay jewelry
Susan Wolf – gourds
WWRC Building Trades – wood tables, boxes, cutting boards

An Evening at Barren Ridge Vineyards, 2018

An Evening at Barren Ridge Vineyards

Save the date for this elegant evening in the country.

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 6 pm

cocktails – fancy hors d’oeuvres – dinner – wines (of course!) – fun entertainment

Details will be unveiled soon


Kids’ Classes

Kids Art Classes

All classes and workshops are held in the classrooms at the Smith Center for History & Art, 20 S. New Street in historic downtown Staunton.
Pre-registration is required by calling 540-885-2028.

Victorian Valentines

a fun multi-media workshop for children ages 6-10
Sarah Beth Latane, teacher
Saturday, Feb. 10
$20 non-members/$15 members

(Sneak preview: Saturdays-in-March classes for ages 6-10 details are being developed with MBU students. Save the dates!)