The Franklin County Arts Guild is offering a variety of art workshops this fall at the Artisan Depot, the gallery of the Franklin County Arts Guild located at 204 Cumberland St. in Cowan.

Workshops are taught by local artist-educators working in media such as acrylic paints, ceramics, paper, stained glass, fabric, collage and wax resist. Each workshop entails learning art skills and walking away with a completed project.

Art Guild member Pat Richards said, “This is a great way to spend time with other community members and express your creative side.”

All workshops are appropriate for beginners as well as those with experience. In addition to the workshops for adults, the FCAG has included a family art time series of classes.

Richards said, “Each of these intergenerational art workshops is an opportunity for our young people and adults to unplug and spend some creative time together. Perfect for parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, mentor and mentee — you get the idea.”

Each child must be accompanied by an adult who will be expected to participate in the family art time workshops. These workshops are appropriate for children ages eight and older.

Adult workshops

Acrylic Pour Paintings will be held Sept. 27 from 7-9 p.m. with instructor Denise Miller.

At this exciting workshop, students will make two to three abstract canvases using a variety of acrylic pour techniques. Class fee is $35 and includes materials.

Ceramic Succulent Wall Planters will be held Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with instructor Catherine Norrell.

In this fun-packed class, participants will create up to three planters of different sizes using stoneware clay.

This simple project is for beginners and more experienced clay artists alike. Clay basics, use of tools and the inclusion of texture in surface design will be covered.

Class fee is $55. Materials fee is $45.

Stained Glass Stars will be held Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m. with instructor Denise Brislin.

Learn to create a cut glass, soldered ornamental star to hand at the holidays or year round. Class size is limited.

Class fee is $35. Materials fee is $10.

Paper Christmas will be held Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with instructor Marie Gallagher. Make fancy paper blossoms that can be turned into ornaments, garland or Christmas mobiles.

Class fee is $25 and includes materials.

Family art time

Tanya Ingvoldstad Otero is the instructor for family art time workshops. Class fee is $12 each per workshop with adults expected to participate along with the child.

Peace/Hope Flags will be held Oct. 19 from 2-4 p.m.

Gratitude Collage will be held Nov. 16 from 2-4 p.m.

Northern Lights Winterscape will be held Dec. 14 from 2-4 p.m.


Detailed information and registration for workshops is available at

The Artisan Depot is open each week from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information, like The Artisan Depot’s Facebook page, call 931-313-5686 and leave a message or email