Explore your inner artist with a workshop! Artists of all skill levels welcome. Advanced registration and pre-payment is required for all workshops. For additional information or to register, please call 828-262-3017.

Coronavirus information

Based on guidelines announced by Appalachian State University, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts has revised its schedule. Schedules and guidelines are subject to further change in the coming days and weeks. All schedule changes specific to public events at the Turchin Center will be posted on the Turchin Center’s website and on Facebook.

Friday: Blazing Easels (ages 7-12)
Spring 2020
Ages 7 - 12

Young artists will create art in a variety of mediums including collage, painting, drawing and three-dimensional art using found objects. Participants will explore line, shape, color, texture, value, space and form in a relaxed, inviting small group setting.

Friday: Inkalicious
Spring 2020
Adults and students, age 17+

An ongoing open studio experience that explores the magic of alcohol inks. Experienced inkers and novices alike play with the vibrant medium, often finding success as they explore new ways of creating art. There is a fun intergenerational aspect to the class when Appalachian students attend, bringing laughter and music.

Gelli Printing
Spring 2020
Adults ages 17+

Gelli Printing is all the rage! If you are looking for a new and exciting approach to your art, this workshop is for you. Create colorful and unique backgrounds using soft silicone Gelli Plates, acrylic paint, stencils, stamps, plants, and found objects.

Monday: Paint Night
Spring 2020
Appalachian students only

Unleash your creative spirit with a step-by-step paint class! Follow along with our instructor to create your own little masterpiece.

Saturday: Creative Kids Studio (ages 5-12)
Spring 2020
Ages 5 - 12

Kids will be inspired and create colorful memories! They will learn new skills as they create sculpture, drawing and painting, using a wide variety of materials. As they design their very own unique creations, they will learn about craftsmanship, artistic styles, art history, the power of self-expression and expanding their self-confidence.

Thursday: Open Studio
Spring 2020
Appalachian students only

Explore the world of texture, color and design. Play with paint, collage, pastels, pen and ink with facilitators who will help guide you. Rediscover your creative spirit in a community of peers as you explore different mediums in an inviting space. Open Studio is free and open to Appalachian students only.

Tuesday: Tai Chi
Spring 2020
Adults and students, age 17+

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition—a series of very specific integrated postures in fluid sequence—that today is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. These movements are low impact and, unlike most acts of everyday living, can challenge balance, strength, and focus as participants strive for unity and harmonious connections. Among the common benefits of Tai Chi are increased range of motion, improved sleep patterns, reduced anxiety, and better self-awareness.

Tuesday: Visual Journaling
Spring 2020
Adults and students, age 17+

Whether you're a regular visual journaler or just getting started, these two-hour open studios provide opportunity to draw, doodle, cut, collage, paint, paste, and write reflectively in a relaxed and inspiring group setting. There are no rules in a visual journal--it's a playful and deeply personal practice that can relieve stress and heighten awareness. Let this group setting motivate you to keep up with your visual journaling practice, share ideas, techniques, and creativity with fellow travelers on the visual journaling journey.

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Gallery hours

Based on guidelines announced by Appalachian State University, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts will be closed through March 22, 2020.

During times of inclement weather, the Turchin Center follows the closing schedule of Appalachian State University.

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ASU Box 32139
Boone, NC 28608

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