Summer Classes

Summer 2021 May - August. Join us for the below opportunities to create, explore and learn at the Arts Center. New classes will continue to be added so check back for more!

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Scholarships available through The Friends of the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center.

Sewing Classes with Madira Jones

ClassDates and TimesAgeSession
Basic Hand SewingSat. 10am - 11am7 and UpSession 1: May 15 - June 12
Session 2: July 17 - Aug 14
Beginner Machine SewingSat. 9am - 10am 18 and UpSession 1: May 15 - June 12
Session 2: July 17 - Aug 14
Kids Beginner Machine SewingSat. 11am - 12pm10 - 18Session 1: May 15 - June 12
Session 2: July 17 - Aug 14


Jewelry with Marilyn Slinkman

ClassDates and Times Age
Beginner Jewelry Making- Let's BeadSat. June 26, 11:15am - 3pm14 and Up


Crochet Critters with Debbie Simerly

ClassDates and TimesAgeSessions
Crochet CrittersWed., 6pm - 8pm14 and UpSession 1: June 23 and 30
Session 2: July 21 and 28


Kids Art Classes

ClassDatesTimesAgeInstructor
Star Wars and Mother's Day CardsTues. and Thurs., May 4 and 64pm - 5pm5 - 12Lara Masters
DIY Sidewalk Chalk and Strawberry Scented PaintingsTues. and Thurs., May 11 and 134pm - 5pm5 - 12Lara Masters
Flower Petal Stained Glass ArtTues. and Thurs., 18 and 204pm - 5pm5 - 12Lara Masters
Ice Cream Cone PaintingsTues. and Thurs., May 25 and 274pm - 5pm5 - 12Lara Masters
Crayon Resist FishTues. and Thurs., June 1 and 34pm - 5pm5 - 12Lara Masters
DIY Bubbles and Father's Day CardsTues. and Thurs., June 8 and 104pm - 5pm5 - 12Lara Masters
Wind ChimesSat., May 1510am - 12pm5 - 12Susan Daidone
Letter DesignSat., June 1210am - 12pm5 - 12Susan Daidone
Pet PortraitSat., June 2610am - 12pm5 - 12Susan Daidone
Nature Picture FramesSat., July 1010am - 12pm5 - 12Susan Daidone
Tissue Paper CanvasSat., July 2410am - 12pm5 - 12Susan Daidone
Beach CanvasSat., Aug. 710am - 12pm5 - 12Susan Daidone
Summer Flower PaintingSat., Aug. 2110am - 12pm5 - 12Susan Daidone

* These classes are sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center Friends Scholarship Fund. The Friends mission is to promote attendance, encourage participation and provide financial support for activities of the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center.

Yoga with The Children's School of Yoga

ClassDates and Times AgeSession
Parent/Child
This class is tailored for children 18mos- 5 yrs with their parent or caretaker. Classes are 45 minutes in length and will introduce yoga poses and breaths, music and chants, yoga games, partnering and fun props in a theme orientated class each week.
Mon., 10:00am - 10:45am18mos - 5Session 1: May 3 - 24
Session 2: June 7 - 28
Session 3: July 12 - Aug 2
Session 4: Aug 9 - 30
Special Needs 
Children with special abilities will participate in a yoga class modifying poses, breaths, meditations and more for their unique abilities.
Mon., 4:00pm - 4:45pmAny ageSession 1: May 3 - 24
Session 2: June 7 - 28
Session 3: July 12 - Aug 2
Session 4: Aug 9 - 30
School Age
This class is for children ages 5-9 yrs without their parent participation. Children will be introduced to individual, Partner and Group yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques, Yoga games, chants and journaling. All classes are 45 minutes in length.
Mon., 5:00pm - 5:45pm5 - 9Session 1: May 3 - 24
Session 2: June 7 - 28
Session 3: July 12 - Aug 2
Session 4: Aug 9 - 30
Family
This class is for children of all ages and their parent or caregiver to participate in together with their siblings. Classes will include yoga poses, breaths, meditations, chants, games and individual family group activities. Classes are 45 minutes in length.
Mon., 6:00pm - 6:45pmAny ageSession 1: May 3 - 24
Session 2: June 7 - 28
Session 3: July 12 - Aug 2
Session 4: Aug 9 - 30
Teen
This class is for teens 13-18yrs. Teens will be introduced to classes based on yoga principals each week. The 45 minute class will include postures, mindfulness and meditation techniques, breathing techniques, journaling and more.
Mon., 7:00pm - 7:45pm13 - 18Session 1: May 3 - 24
Session 2: June 7 - 28
Session 3: July 12 - Aug 2
Session 4: Aug 9 - 30


Mason Jar Science with Alexa Whittington

ClassDates and TimesAgesLocation
How's the Weather? Rain GaugeTues., May 4, 6:00pm4 - 15Painting Studio
Capillary ColorsTues., May 11, 6:00pm4 - 15Painting Studio
Root ViewTues., May 18, 6:00pm4 - 15Painting Studio
The Kitchen Jar-Den- Cool Carrot ForestTues., May 25, 6:00pm4 - 15Painting Studio
The Kitchen Jar-Den- Super Sweet PotatoTues., June 15, 6:00pm4 - 15Painting Studio
The Kitchen Jar-Den- Awesome Avocado TreeTues., June 22, 6:00pm4 - 15Painting Studio
Grass HeadsTues., June 29, 6:00pm4 - 15Painting Studio

*Additional times will be added as needed. If the class you want is full, register for the waiting list.

Art Summer Camps

CampDatesDays and TimesAge
Elements of ArtApril 5 - 9Mon. - Fri., 1pm - 5pm6 - 12
Famous ArtistsApril 12 - 16Mon. - Fri., 1pm - 5pm6 - 12
All About MeJune 14 - 18Mon. - Fri., 1pm - 5pm6 - 12
Medieval TimesJune 21 - 25Mon. - Fri., 1pm - 5pm6 - 12
Road TripJune 28 - July 2Mon. - Fri., 1pm - 5pm6 - 12
Beech WeekJuly 6 - 9Tues. - Fri., 1pm - 5pm6 - 12
Farm LifeJuly 12 - 16Mon. - Fri., 1pm - 5pm6 - 12
Summer FunJuly 19 - 23Mon. - Fri., 1pm - 5pm6 - 12
The Olympics!July 26 - 30Mon. - Fri., 1pm - 5pm6 - 12
Under the StarsAugust 2 - 6Mon. - Fri., 1pm - 5pm6 - 12
Trash to TreasureAugust 9 - 13Mon. - Fri., 1pm - 5pm6 - 12
Back to HogwartsAugust 16 - 20Mon. - Fri., 1pm - 5pm6 - 12


Drama Camp with Liz

DatesDays and TimesAgesPerformance Date
July 6 - 16Mon. - Fri., 9am - 1pm6 - 8July 16th at 12:30pm
July 19 - 30Mon.  - Fri., 9am - 1pm9 - 11July 30th at 12:30pm
August 2 - 13Mon. - Fri., 1pm - 5pm12 - 15August 13th at 5:30pm


Youth Comedy Troupe with Liz

ClassDays and TimesDatesAge
Youth Comedy TroupeThurs., 6pm - 7:30pmMay 6 - 2711 - 18


Adult Art Mini Sessions

ClassDays and TimesDatesInstructor
Pen and InkWed., 6pm - 8pmMay 12 and 19Charlene Bowling
Book MakingWed., 6pm - 8pmJune 9 and 16Charlene Bowling
Printing Without a PressWed., 6pm - 8pmJuly 21 and 28Charlene Bowling
Colored PencilWed., 6pm - 8pmAugust 18 and 25Jackie Balog


Adult Art One Day Classes

ClassDays and TimesDatesInstructor
Great Greeting CardsThurs., 10am - 12pmMay 20Charlene Bowling
Chinese Brush PaintingThurs., 10am -  12pmJune 17Charlene Bowling
Landscape CollageThurs., 10am - 12pmJuly 29Charlene Bowling
Watercolor PencilSat., 10am - 12pmAugust 21Jackie Balog
Playing with PaintThurs., 10am - 12pmAugust 26Charlene Bowling