Programs and Events

Programs Featuring the Black Light Project

Programs featuring the Black Light Project are hosted by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Chi Omega Chapter.

Speak Easy with the Youth

Saturday, April 4th from 1-4pm
Poetry, photography, and artist talk for youth. Register with the AKA Sorority.

Blooming Luncheon

Wednesday, April 8th from 11:30am-1pm
Senior Lunch and Program. Register with the AKA Sorority. To register for the Speak Easy or Lunch, please contact Karen Clark: (252) 231-3231 or kclark.cochapter@gmail.com.

Arts Education Programs

Spring arts classes and workshops are here! New to the arts or have experience? There is something for everyone–kids, adults, and families. Our teaching artists are excited to work with a range of students, support all levels of experience, and experiment with creativity together!

Ongoing Programs

Yoga in the Galleries

Tuesdays, January 28–May 19 (no class April 14), 5:30–6:30pm
Age 15+
Bring your yoga mat and get ready to unwind. Registration is not required, drop-ins of age 15+ welcome.
Pre-registration suggested; Limited to 20 participants.
Instructor: R. Sellers
Location: Art Center Galleries, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
$7/class, or $30/5-class pass

Family Arts Sundays

First Sundays, March 1, April 5, & May, 2–4pm
All ages and up with accompanying adults
Drop into the gallery for art making, interactive play, gallery sketching, or go on your own exhibition tour! All materials are provided. Registration is not required, drop-ins of all ages and up with accompanying adults welcome.
Instructor: P. Evans
Art Gallery, Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences
FREE

Talk & Draw

Thursdays, February 27, March 26, April 23, May 21
12–1pm
All ages
Join an artist to explore art in two different ways. Pre-registration is suggested, drop-ins welcome. Limited to 20 participants.
Instructor: T. Grosner
Art Gallery, Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences
FREE

Mommy+Me Arts

Wednesdays, March 4–April 29 (no class March 11 & April 15)
Age 2–8
Explore a variety of art materials, experience new textures, improve fine motor skills, and enjoy being creative together. Each class introduces children and caregivers to a story, art materials and creativity. All materials are provided.
Pre-registration is suggested, drop-ins welcome. Limited to 15 participants.
Instructor: T. Grosner
Location: Arts Education Building, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
$10/child& adult

Kids & Families

Clay Arts Afterschool

Wednesdays & Fridays
Session I: February 5–28
Session 2: March 4–25
Session 3: April 1–May 1 (no class 4/10)
3:30–6pm
Age 7–16
Enjoy experimenting with clay! Learn the techniques of construction and forming through wheel throwing and handbuilding. All materials included. No prior experience needed.
Session I registration required by January 31. Limited to 20 participants.
Session II registration required by February 28. Limited to 20 participants.
Session III registration required by March 27. Limited to 20 participants.
Instructor: B. Moore
Location: Clay Studio, Art Education Building, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
$130 resident/$195 non-resident

Art Together: Family Art Workshops

Monday–Friday, April 13–17, 10–11:30am
Age 5+ with adult
Visit the Imperial Centre and make art! Every morning during spring vacation week, students, adults, and families are invited to get creative together. From painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture, every day will be something different! All materials included. No prior experience needed. Pre-registration suggested; Drop-ins welcome. Limited to 20 participants.
Instructor: P. Evans
Location: Arts Education Building, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
$10/class per child and adult

MINI SESSIONS

Interested in getting creative and experimenting with art? Then mini sessions are for you! Each session is three classes in which you learn about a technique, experiment with materials, and create art. Starting this spring, sessions are available in:

Printmaking

Mondays, March 30, April 6, 3:30–6pm
Age 7–12
Tuesdays, March 31, April 7, 3:30–6pm
Age 13–17
Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16, 5:30-8pm
Age 18+
Registration required by March 19.
Instructor: P. Evans
Location: Arts Education Building, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
$45/mini session per person

Tempera Batik

Thursdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 3:30–6pm
Age 12–17
Fridays, April 24, May 1, 8, 5:30–8pm
Age 18+
Registration required by April 20.
Instructor: P. Evans
Location: Arts Education Building, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
$45/mini session per person

Sculpture

Mondays, April 27, May 4 & 11, 3–5pm
Age 7–12
Tuesdays, April 28, May 5 & 12, 3–5pm
Age 13–17
Fridays, May 8, 15 & 22, 5:30–8pm
Age 18+
Registration required by April 22.
Instructor: B. Moore
Location: Clay Studio, Art Education Building, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
$45/mini session per person

CLASSES

Art of Painting: Studying Color *NEW*

Thursdays, March 5–April 23, 5:30–8:30pm
Age 15+
Understanding the world of color is important for all artists! Open to artists of any media, experiment with the principles of color theory through mixing, palette development, and build a foundation in the special qualities of color. All materials provided; no experience necessary.
Registration is required by March 2. Limited to 20 participants.
Limited to 20 participants.
Instructor: B. Hawley
Location: Paint Studio, Arts Education Building, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
$130 resident/$195 non-resident

Wheel throwing

Session I: Tuesdays & Thursdays March 17–April 16, 9am–12pm
Session II: Tuesdays & Thursdays April 21–May 21, 9am–12pm
Perfect for the complete beginner to learn the basics of clay. Practice wedging, centering, trimming, and glazing. All are welcome to work at their own pace and make a variety of cylinders and bowls. Age 14+. All materials included. No prior experience needed. Session I registration is required by March 6. Session II registration is required by April 15. Limited to 12 participants.
Instructor: B. Moore
Location: Clay Studio, Art Education Building, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
$172/city-resident, $258/non-resident (per session)

Wheel throwing

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Session I: Tuesdays & Thursdays March 17–April 16, 5:30–8:30pm
Session II: Tuesdays & Thursdays April 21–May 21, 5:30–8:30pm
Perfect for the complete beginner to learn the basics of clay. Practice wedging, centering, trimming, and glazing. All are welcome to work at their own pace and make a variety of cylinders and bowls. Age 14+. All materials included. No prior experience needed. Registration is required by March 6. Limited to 12 participants.
Instructor: B. Moore
Location: Clay Studio, Art Education Building, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
$172/city-resident, $258/non-resident (per session)

Art of Observation in Painting & Drawing *NEW*

Tuesdays, March 17–May 5, 5:30–8:30pm
Age 15+
Learn about tools, color theory, mixing, and application techniques. All are encouraged to work directly from observation and experiment with size and proportion of pictures, composition and different styles of working. All materials provided or bring your own tools and sketchbook; no experience necessary, basic drawing skills are welcome. Registration is required by March 12. Limited to 20 participants.
Instructor: B. Hawley
Location: Paint Studio, Arts Education Building, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
$130 resident/$195 non-resident

Handbuilding

Wednesdays, March 25–May 13, 9am–12pm
Pinch, coil, and slab! Experiment with handbuilding techniques to create a range of sculptural and functional clay pieces. Practice wedging, construction techniques, finishing and glazing. All materials provided; no experience necessary. Age 13+. All materials included. No prior experience needed. Registration is required by March 20. Limited to 20 participants.
Instructor: Brittany Moore
Location: Clay Studio, Art Education Building, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
$138/city-resident, $207/non-resident

Handbuilding

Mondays, March 30–May 18, 5:30–8:30pm
Pinch, coil, and slab! Experiment with handbuilding techniques to create a range of sculptural and functional clay pieces. Practice wedging, construction techniques, finishing and glazing. All materials provided; no experience necessary. Age 13+. All materials included. No prior experience needed. Registration is required by March 27. Limited to 20 participants.
Instructor: Brittany Moore
Location: Clay Studio, Art Education Building, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
$138/city-resident, $207/non-resident

Registration Guidelines

Registration is required for all fee based classes and workshops, unless otherwise noted. Payment is required at time of registration. Participants are not considered enrolled until payment has been made. Enroll online, or by calling 252-972-1266, or by visiting the Imperial Centre at 270 Gay Street.

For more information, email us.

Parks & Recreation Refund Policy:
Participants receive an 85% refund when canceling prior to a class/workshop start date; a refund of 50% is issued for cancellations within the first week of class; no refund is issued for cancellations after two class meetings.

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