January 2019 Newsletter
Schedule of Events, Classes and Workshops
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Welcome to the A3L

monthly newsletter.
We are very excited to have you as one our "regular" customers. 

A3L is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Old Fort, NC
boasting over 70 members strong. 
The Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League (A3L) is dedicated to promoting the arts in the Old Fort and surrounding communities, providing education in the arts to the citizens and visitors of Old Fort; ensuring local artist and artisans have opportunities to display their skills and work; and preserving the art of the area for future generations.

One of A3L’s important tools to meet its mission is the
Arrowhead Gallery and Studios (AGS), 
featuring over 30 local artisans.

We hope you will join us soon to see new creative works or attend one of the upcoming events or classes.

January Exhibit


In this exhibit, artists may bring in any size pieces, pieces that have been shown before, their favorite pieces.... etc. Thus the theme, "Anything Goes"! 

There will be a peoples Choice Award for the piece receiving the most votes by shows end.

February Exhibit

McDowell High School Students Art - Encourage these young people and come by and vote on your favorite!

President’s Note
We have lots of great opportunities coming up for January, 2019!

First of all, intake for our January show will be this Thursday afternoon.
The theme is wide open, so you can do anything you like. We are excited to see what inspires you! Members may submit up to five pieces for $5, the fee is $10 for non members.

Our Wednesday pottery classes with Mathilda have been so successful that we need to add another pottery instructor! We are happy to welcome Liz Turvaville to our team.

Also, please check out all of our other classes and workshops! Enjoy starting 2019 off right by learning a new skill or art form with one of our wonderful instructors. Details are listed below.


2nd Sunday each month from 2 to 4

NOTE: These classes fill up quickly so call and get your name on the list. 
Limited to 8!                                                                                          

Jan. 13 – Watercolor with Rice Papers. Instructor Dawn Dreibus
Feb. 10 – Valentine Theme with Liz Sullivan

Call the gallery to sign up in advance as these classes fill up quickly!
828 668-1100 please leave your name phone number and an email address.



Dawn Dreibus

Dawn has been making art since she was a child when her mother gave her art lessons. When money got tight, the art lessons stopped, and life happened. After caring for a family member, she took up art again in 2010, and has been "arting" ever since. Dawn works in multiple mediums including acrylic, pencil, watercolor, three dimensions and textures.

Her subjects vary widely and include local landmarks, unique floral treatments, rustic buildings, ocean side scenes, waterfalls, folk art and a favorite of hers, abandoned antique cars.
Dawn has been a long time instructor at Arrowhead Gallery and her students always have fun!!

Her art can be seen at various craft fairs and art exhibits around western NC, and at Arrowhead Gallery in Old Fort, NC, MACA in Marion, NC, and occasionally at Burke Arts Council in Morganton, NC.                                                           

You can e-mail her at for more info She resides with five cats and her better(?) half in the Dysartsville community of beautiful rural McDowell County, North Carolina.

Please visit our     WEBSITE     to find out more about us
and view our artists individual pages.
ARROWHEAD GALLERY CLASSES                                                 
Contact  Education Chair Lorelle Bacon  with questions: 828 595-6007.
Come by or call Arrowhead Gallery  68C Catawba Ave. Old Fort to register.
828 668-1100 

ANNOUNCING SOON! Watch for information to go out soon about a wonderful


PAINTING AND DRAWING                                       
with Lorelle Bacon                                  
The first two Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30.
$65 for members and $75 for non-members for 2 classes                               
Note: Jan 1st is New Years Day so the classes will fall on Jan 8th and 15th. 
Student working in Lorelle's class

This class is for beginners who always wanted to learn to create art. It is also for those who have some experience but want to improve or need help with 
specific subjects. Students receive lots of one on one attention and each work at their own pace, in the medium of their choice as well as subject. Lorelle loves to help each student achieve their artistic goals and is known for her patience.

with Mathilda Tanner                                                             
Weds from 1 to 3                                                                    
$115 members or $125 non-members includes 4 classes, clay, gazes, firings and use of equipment.                                                          

Come play with clay, and create your own functional and fun art today with materials as ancient as the Earth! Learn hand building, wheel throwing, sculpture and decorating techniques. We supply everything you'll need to make a new family heirloom, all levels are welcome including beginners. Your finished, fired pottery will be just as functional and useful as store bought dishes, but much more special!

Mathilda Tanner is extremely knowledgeable with many years of creating. She makes learning in this class fun with her unique teaching abilities. Student may choose to learn hand building and or  throwing on the wheel.          

with Mathilda Tanner

For those who cannot attend Wedsdays classes Mathilda is now offering this option! 
Call her at 828 775-7786 to coordinate a time with her.
1 Adult, 2 hours for $60. Up to 3 additional people for $15 each. 1 child 7 & up with an adult $70. Add up to 3 more people for $15 each. No more than six total.

Includes all clay, glazes, firings and instructions! Also students may use the studio between classes when available.

Exploration of the Clay Form and Finish

Instructor: Liz Turvaville                                                        
Sundays 2 to 4                                                                               
$115 members or $125 non-members  for 4 classes which includes clay, materials, use of tools, firing and glazes

Classes need not be consecutive!

Join us every Sunday afternoon as we improve upon basic techniques, experience advanced methods and explore new ways of building and decorating. Each student will work closely with the instructor at their experience level to push form and process, culminating in glaze creation. Glaze creation and experimentation will be introduced at basic levels with color variations to produce a test tile palette. After minimal classes each student will build knowledge to be working at the next skill level. A finished artwork and multiple test pieces is the goal for each student.


 with Mac Read

January 12th from 1:30 to  4:30                                                                 
$75 for members and $85 for non-members

YOU KNOW it’s so necessary to have good photos
of your completed work!                                                                                  
Now is the time you can finally learn how to do it….

1st session about 3 hours will cover:

PHOTOGRAPHING FLAT ART including, watercolors, acrylics and oils, pastel and encaustics and fiber art. THE BASICS including camera position, light sources, exposure, file size, lighting, shooting through glass and more!

2nd session about 3 hours of individually scheduled time. Lots of one on one attention. You will learn Photoshop, lightroom and raw converter, white balance, correcting perspective, photoshop masks and making a print from a photograph you took of your art that you take home!

Instructor Liz Meyers.-former art educator for 25 years in Western Florida

January 26th 9 a.m.- 12:00  (bad weather date Feb 2)
Cost: $35 members; $40 non-members 

This includes supplies!

Sound like fun? 

Come spend the morning with other create souls!

In this workshop Liz will show you how to make a small woven doll from yarn. This project is great for the fiber challenged like me! Easy peasy, great results and you can then make more on your own. 

Yarn, fabric, cardboard, string, wire and other embellishments available and included in the cost. Participants are encouraged to bring any materials applicable to the project to further enhance creativity!

Design, Create and Wear!

Instructor Ellen Preckel

Feb 2nd from 1 to 4

$35 plus $10 supply fee members 

$45 non members

Come and  learn all about designing, choosing elements and creating your own earrings!

This will be a fun workshop and a wonderful break from the winter blahs! Students will take home two pair of earrings that they created themselves plus the knowledge of how to make more on their own!


Instructor: Dawn Dreibus   

Feb 16 from 1-4

$25 members $35 non-members                                          
Supply fee: $5                  

Adults and Teens

In this fun class you will explore creating small, whimsical mixed media pieces. Whether you’re a new artist or an experienced artist wanting to loosen up & try something different, you’ll enjoy this class.

Each student will take home two pieces of art to hang in their home or give as gifts No painting experience is required, basic drawing skills are helpful but not necessary. The class will use a mixture of collaging, painting, pencil & marker drawing to achieve unique, whimsical pieces. If you have some favorite acrylic colors or markers that you like, bring those along as well. Otherwise all other supplies will be on hand to finish the project.  Wear clothing that you won’t mind getting messy in. Some aprons available.


Beginners oils - Linda Krupp

Beginners Metal Clay - Lorelle Bacon



Anita's Inky Art - Anita Stewart

Beginners Watercolor - Lorelle BAcon


Please visit our     WEBSITE     to find out more about us
get more details on how to enter our upcoming exhibits.
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