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Free After-school Workshops for Kids and New Workshops for Adults Start Up at the Turchin Center

TurchinJan. 24, 2013. Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts offers workshops for all ages this winter ranging from drawing, book-making, open studios for kids and how to use art to help the grieving process. Discounts for adult workshops are offered for donors of the Turchin Center. All workshops for children are free and registration information can be found at http://tcva.org/workshops.

Kids Workshops- FREE for kids ages 6-12

Drawing Club
Tuesdays- 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Beginning January 29 through April 16
Turchin Center Classroom 3200
Instructor: Alyssia Ruggiero and Appalachian State Art Education students

Like drawing cartoons and comics? Kids will work with pencils and pens to hone their skills!

To register, contact Alyssia Ruggiero: ruggerioa@appstate.edu.  For more information, visit http://tcva.org/workshops/id/907.

Room 13
Wednesdays- 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Beginning January 30 through April 17
Instructor: Vickie Grube and Appalachian Art Department students 

Room 13 is an after school art program where children will be able to choose their own drawing and construction projects!

To register, contact Vickie Grube: grubev@appstate.edu. For more information on Room 13, visit http://tcva.org/workshops/id/911

Blazing Easels Kids Workshop
Fridays 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Beginning February 1- April 26
Turchin Center Classroom 3200
Instructors will rotate monthly 

A workshop just for kids, every Friday at the Turchin Center. For a monthly schedule of activities, visit http://tcva.org/workshops/id/909. To register, call the Turchin Center at 828-262-3017. 

Adult Workshops 

Drawing and Painting the Human Figure
One Sunday a month through April 21
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Turchin Center Classroom 3200 

Join fellow community members in an opportunity to develop your drawing skills in an open environment. No direct instruction and a model will be on site. Participants should bring their own supplies to work with—easels and boards will be provided. For schedule, cost and registration information, visit http://tcva.org/calendar/events/767.

Drawing in Space
First Saturday of every month beginning February 2 through April 6
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Turchin Center Classroom 3200
Instructor: Tim Ford

Respond to objects and figures in space with instructor Tim Ford, Appalachian State University adjunct professor. All skill levels welcome. For a monthly schedule, cost and registration information visit http://tcva.org/workshops/id/899.

The Art of Grief
Exploring your grief through expressive art
One Saturday a month beginning February 23 through May 25
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Turchin Center Classroom 3200
Instructor: Carolyn Holder, MA, LPC, Grief Counselor-Expressive Arts Therapist 

Participants will begin the healing process through expressive arts including clay work, journaling, collage and other expressive outlets. No artistic skills needed. For schedule and cost, visit http://tcva.org/workshops/id/906. Contact Carolyn Holder at circleofliving@gmail.com or 268-1247 for more information before registering. To register, call the Turchin Center at 828-262-3017.

Flower, Leaf, Stick – Books for Springtime
April 20
9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Turchin Center Classroom 3200
Instructor: Sharon Sharp 

Participants will create three very different types of books—tulip-fold, palm-leaf, and stick-bound forms. For supply list, cost and registration, visit http://tcva.org/workshops/id/918

Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Winter Family Arts Festival- Put Your Heart into Art!
Saturday, February 9
12:30- 3:30 p.m.
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

The Turchin Center invites families to step out of the cold and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of arts & crafts designed to make the arts fun for children of all ages! Activities include hands on activities for families featuring Scandinavian heart baskets, mouse valentines, tissue paper flowers, secret room books and much more!  For more information, visit http://tcva.org/calendar/events/902

Healing Arts Yoga
Saturday Mornings 10:30 a.m.- Noon
Through April 27
Turchin Center Mayer Gallery

Join yoga instructor, Vicki Rodriquez, every Saturday for a 1.5-hour yoga session in the Turchin Center’s Mayer Gallery overlooking downtown Boone. All skill levels are welcome and mats can be provided if you don’t own one. For cost and more information, visit http://tcva.org/calendar/super/id/853

About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural and economic resource.

The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King St., in Boone. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. and Saturday, and Noon-8 p.m., Friday. The Center is closed Sunday and Monday, and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

For additional details about the Turchin Center, becoming a donor, the upcoming exhibitions, to be added to the mailing list or to schedule a tour, please call (828) 262-3017 or visit www.tcva.org. You can also follow the Turchin Center on Facebook and Twitter @TurchinCenter.


The Turchin Center receives critical support from a group of outstanding media sponsors that are dedicated to promoting the arts in our region, including: WNC Magazine, Charter Media, Mountain Television Network, Mix 102.3, Oldies 100.7, WFDD 88.5, WDAV 89.9, WETS 89.5 and WASURocks 90.5FM.