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Monday, June 17 – Wednesday, June 19

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. / adult (mature children accompanied by an adult also welcome)

Instructor: Renee Blacken

Cost: $60 ($50 for members) / supplies included

Have you ever wanted to participate in four-part harmony shape note singing (the kind featured in the film Cold Mountain)? Come join this class and learn about the historical context of this traditional a cappella singing style popular in the southern mountains and, best of all, experience the power and fun of this type of community singing! No singing or music reading experience necessary.


Monday, June 24 – Wednesday, June 26

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. / adult (mature children accompanied by an adult also welcome)

Instructor: John Turner

Cost: $60 ($50 for members) / supplies included

This class will be a participatory and fun introduction to the rich tradition of southern Appalachian dance. This class will take place in our spacious education center and will include demonstration and teaching of flatfooting, southern squares and round dancing figures. Come make noise with us! No experience necessary.


Thursday, June 27 – Friday, June 28

9.30 a.m. – 12 p.m. / ages 5-9 and adult

Instructor: Norma Suddreth

Cost: $75 ($65 for members) / supplies included

This is a unique camp for children and their special adult (grandparents, aunts, uncles...). It will include simple lessons combining art and science. Students will create a book titled My Mountain Memory Book, about their High Country experience. On day one, students will work on tin can and pulled-sheet papermaking. On day two they will produce for their books various art projects about their mountain memories (these may include plants, places and animals they might experience in the High Country).


Monday, July 15 – Wednesday, July 17

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / adult

Instructor: Anne Welch

Cost: $110 ($100 for members) / supplies included

Create an image of your favorite subject with acrylics, the most versatile of painting mediums. You'll learn to choose and present an interesting subject, create a pleasing color palette, compose an exciting design, and to critique your own work. Drawing skills are not mandatory and no prior painting experience is necessary. The ease of acrylics offers fun and flexibility for the aspiring painter who wants to paint without pain.


Wednesday, August 14; Wednesday, August 21; Wednesday, August 28

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. / all ages

Cost: $10 per film, $25 for whole series

Join BRAHM for our Appalachian film series. Guests will view a documentary film about a topic of interest to Appalachian studies. The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by filmmaker Tom Hansell and other guest speakers. The evening will be accompanied by wine and cheese. (Films and speakers TBD. Please call or see our website for details.)


Tuesday, August 13 – Thursday, August 15

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with lunch break / adults

Instructor: Sarah Reynolds Dixon

Cost: $120 ($110 for members) / supplies not included

This workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn more about painting with oils. Sarah Reynolds Dixon has been a multi-media artist for more than 35 years and has extensive experience educating others in art and creative exploration. For this class students will focus on creating a landscape inspired by the beautiful scenery that surrounds us. Experience with color mixing is helpful.


Tues -Wed: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thurs: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m

Adults: $ 8 | Children 5+, Students & Military: $5 | Groups (10+): $6

PO Box 828 | Blowing Rock, NC 28605 | p:(828) 295-9099 | f: (828) 295-9029
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