Programs Offered at BCAC

 
 

art classes for adults

The Bertie County Arts Council offers a diverse array of art classes for adults. The cost to members usually ranges between $0-$35 per class. (Non-Members may also participate for a small additional fee of $5-$10 per class.) The class cost includes all course materials. Our recent curriculum has included courses teaching the art of silk scarf decorating, basket making, drawing, making holiday ornaments, and acrylic paint pouring. You can call the gallery at 252-794-9402 to inquire about upcoming classes or to register.

 

ART CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

The Bertie County Arts Council also offers a spring and fall schedule of art classes for children. The cost for children and grandchildren of members usually ranges between $5-$15 per class. (Children and grandchildren of Non-Members may also participate for a small additional fee of $5-$10 per class.) Our recent curriculum has included courses teaching children about famous artists while imparting skill sets in the areas of weaving, painting, decoupage, paper cutout art, and gingerbread house construction. You can call the gallery at 252-794-9402 or send email to rsusie@aol.com to inquire about upcoming classes or to register.

 

FIBER ARTS CIRCLE

We also have an active Fiber Arts Circle of knitters, spinners, weavers, and embroiderers. Our spinners and weavers meet intermittently at the convenience of all members’ schedules. Our knitters meet twice weekly, at 10:30 AM on Monday mornings at the gallery and at 6:30 PM on Tuesday evenings at the home of Ms. Abbey Sutton. Our Fiber Arts Circle also participates in several other related group activities, including knitting in public on The Longest Day to raise money to further Alzheimer’s research and traveling together to enjoy Fiber Arts Conferences. Please call the gallery at 252-794-9402 or send email to bertiearts@gmail.com if you are interested in joining our Fiber Arts Circle.

 

art exhibitions and juried competitions

Have you been working on something special you want to share with the community? The Bertie County Arts Council offers many opportunities to do so. Member artists have the option of consigning their work for sale in our gallery. We also host a regular schedule of various art exhibitions that are accompanied by a gallery reception. Last, but certainly not least, members are also encouraged to participate in our two annual juried art competitions, the Members Art Show and the Photography Show.

 

PIANO LESSONS AT THE GALLERY

We are pleased to announce that piano lessons will once again be offered through BCAC to both Members and Non-Members! Details are as follows:

  • Teacher: Scott Bradshaw

  • $20 per hour

  • Ages 10 to adult

  • Once per week in the gallery

  • Day and time TBD with each student

Please contact the arts council via email at bertiearts@gmail.com including a phone number and student name/age to indicate your interest in taking piano lessons.

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH Programs

The Bertie County Arts Council works with several local organizations in an effort to help better our community. Here are a few examples:

  • Fundraising for Good Shepherd Food Pantry of Bertie, assisting with execution of their annual Spooktacular 5k, and helping sponsor their 2018 Logo Contest

  • Delivery of monthly arts & crafts classes to the clients at Solid Foundation Facilities, Inc.

  • Coordinating efforts with the local YMCA to supplement their summer day camp, Camp Happy, with a week of arts education.

  • Bringing visual arts, crafts, music, and theater experiences to children who attend schools in Bertie County