Art Classes in “Fall” Swing at Kinnakeet Clay

It’s hard to believe another season is winding down on Hatteras Island, and we here at Kinnakeet Clay, have experienced time moving even more quickly than ever in light of all the big changes we experienced this year. Our grand re-opening at our new location in Avon Village allowed us to expand our offerings and the new art class curriculum has quickly become just another extension of the gallery.

Locals and visitors alike filled up our weekly classes to learn new skills including pottery, water color painting, screen printing, quilling, mixed media jewelry and more. The classes present a unique opportunity to create your own mementos of your Outer Banks experience. It is a thrill to receive excited posts, emails and notes (and reviews too) when the pots arrive to their makers.

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Check out our slideshow below to see some of the fabulous creations from our students.

Because the classes have been received with such open arms, we will continue to offer an evolving schedule of weekly classes throughout the year. Here is what we have at the current time, but keep checking back to see additions or changes to our class calendar:

Pottery instructor, Tricia Cutler, guides group classes through building mugs, bowls, vases and more using slabs of clay. When you complete your piece, it will be dried, bisque fired, glazed and fired again. The process takes about two weeks. Not local? No problem. We are happy to ship your creation to you. If you are more interested in the magic of wheel throwing, Tricia offers one-on-one wheel trowing instruction by appointment.

Long-time-local watercolor artist, Denise Gaskins, hosts watercolor painting classes one evening each week. Groups of up to eight painters work on the same project while Denise demonstrates the process.

Tanoshii Workshops, led by Melissa Symolon, offers a fun series of classes and workshops in the teaching space upstairs or, when weather permits, on our wide, covered porches. In different workshops, Melissa guides students through the process of quilling intricate and beautiful images, teaches the tying of nautical knots and helps you turn those knots into a bracelet or allows you to create a fun screen-printed tee to remind you of Hatteras Island. All the while, Melissa has a smile and a desire to share.

Call 252.995.0101 to schedule a class today!