ADULT CLASSES and WORKSHOPS

  • April and May continue to be busy months at the Surry Arts Council with new Adult classes and workshops throughout the month led by Artistic Directors Madi Chitty and Shelby Coleman. There are classes for all ages so be sure to see what else is available on the Youth Program & Workshops page.

    Register online through our Eventbrite site. Please email the class instructor (listed below) or call SAC at 336.786.7998 with questions.

    Download our April or May flyer and share with friends.

  • SPECIAL CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

  • Cappuccino & Canvas

    Sunday, May 6, 2018
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Ages 12 and up, $30
    Page's Books & Coffee

    Instructor: Madi

    Come create your own masterpiece! Each session will feature a different subject for you to paint, complete with step-by-step instructions. Come with a buddy, or bring your whole crew and make it a party! No experience necessary, all materials provided. Bring a smock if needed.

  • Brews & Brushes "Lilac"

    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Adults, $30 per session
    Thirsty Souls Brewing Company

    Instructor: Madi

    This month's painting is a lilac, complete with step-by-step instructions and all materials. Meet new friends, come with a buddy, or bring your whole crew and make it a party! Come early and enjoy beer, pizza, and other refreshments available for purchase. All materials provided. Bring a smock if needed.

  • Dance Fitness

    Wednesday, May 9 and 16, 2018
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Ages 14 and up, $5 per class
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Learn exciting choreography while sweating off those pounds. Dance fitness will combine your favorite songs with great aerobic moves!

  • ART CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

  • Adult Painting

    Thursday, April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Ages 18 and up, $30
    Surry Arts Council Photo Gallery Room

    Thursday, May 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2018
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Ages 18 and up, $30
    Surry Arts Council Photo Gallery Room

    Instructor: Madi

    We will explore different types of painting techniques in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. We will work on still-life, photographs, and creative ideas. All skill levels welcome. All materials provided. Bring a smock if needed.

  • Watercolor Class

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Ages 12 and up, $5
    Surry Arts Council Photo Gallery Room

    Instructor: Madi

    This class will help your learn how to manipulate watercolor paint and create works of art using fun, easy techniques. For all skill levels, all materials provided. Bring a smock if needed.

  • Sketch and Stroll

    Friday, May 18, 2018
    5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Ages 14 and up, $5
    Historic Earle Theatre

    Instructor: Madi

    A creative class to get us in the mood for spring! We will stroll around historic Mount Airy and sketch together. We will meet at the Historic Earle Theatre and see where our artistic journey takes us. Walking shoes are recommended.

  • Painting with Parents

    Thursday, May 29, 2018
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Ages 5 and up with an adult, $45 per pair
    Andy Griffith Photo Gallery Room

    Instructor: Madi

    Let's paint together! Both of your canvases will combine to form a single masterpiece It will be a creative and memorable experience for your and your child. Take home a work of art you made together! Includes two canvases and all other materials. Bring a smock if needed.

  • THEATRE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

  • Tap Dance

    Thursday, April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 10 and up, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Discover how to use tapping to develop rhythm, style, and sound. This class will focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankle. coordination, and speed of movement. No experience necessary, tap shoes needed.

  • Improv Night

    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Ages 14 and up, $5
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Who says actors need scripts? Come for a night of activities, exercises and games that will help you improve your improvisation skills.

    Information on our Improv Night for ages 7-13 is available here.

  • Stage Combat Workshop

    Saturday, May 12, 2018
    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Ages 13 and up, $5
    Andy Griffith Playhouse

    Instructor: Shelby

    Discover how your favorite actors perform their fight scenes without actually getting hurt. You will learn basic stage combat moves to help you in your next fight scene.

  • Musical Theatre Dance Workshop

    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    5:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Ages 13 and up, $5
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Learn how to handle a dance audition while also learning some moves from the upcoming musical production of South Pacific. You will be sure to rock your audition after taking this workshop taught by the actual choreographer! Please wear jazz shoes or be prepared to dance in you socks.

  • Audition Workshop

    Saturday, May 19, 2018
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Group 1: Ages 6-13, $5 per person
    Group 2: Ages 14 and up, $5 per person
    Andy Griffith Playhouse

    Instructors: Shelby and Madi

    Excited for summer auditions? Come try out your audition materials for our Artistic Directors who have worked as professional actors, directors, and teaching artists. Get feedback that will help you ace that audition! Please bring a monologue and song.

  • ADULT CLASSES & PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

  • Mount Airy Photography Club

    Monthly on the third Tuesday at 7:00 pm
    Lower Level of the Andy Griffith Playhouse in the Siamese Twins Exhibit

    Join Kenny Hooker and Hobart Jones as they explore topics of interest in digital photography. Visitors are welcome. Send your email address to somersetva@aol.com for inclusion on the monthly meeting topics.

  • Surry County Basket Makers

    Monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00 pm
    Lower Level of the Andy Griffith Playhouse in the Siamese Twins Exhibit

    Members of the Basket Makers craft beautiful handmade baskets every month. Each meeting has a different instructor and topic, so material fees vary.

    New members are always welcome. Contact Deborah Wagoner at 336.374.6530 for information or to register.

  • Golden Notes (Community Chorus)

    Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m., September - May
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    This recreational singing group welcomes visitors to listen or sing old favorites with them each week. They serve as great ambassadors for the arts council singing in nursing homes, retirement centers, and the local hospital. The group is led by Sylvia Lowry, a performer and retired music educator.

  • Adult Line Dance Classes

    Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., September - May
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Traci Artim leads this class which is open to adults of all ages. Come out and learn fun routines and get a low-impact workout! Free for SAC members - Join SAC for only $10.

  • Clogging Classes

    Tuesdays evenings, September - May
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Join award winning clogging instructor, Samantha Cintron-Wilhelmi, for lessons each Tuesday evening. Samantha may be contacted at www.rhythmicexpressionclogging.com or 540.391.8444 to register or for information.

  • Vocé

    Surry County's premier auditioned chorale group, Vocé is supported in part by a Grassroots grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

    Please visit their website for additional information and scheduled concerts. Contact Sharon Gates via email if you are interested in auditioning.

  • Workshops at the Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention

    Friday, June 1, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Veterans Memorial Park
    Indoor Grandstand

    Visit the Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention website for more festival events, schedules and details.

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