Thomasville Center for the Arts is the place to grow your artistic skills. We offer a variety of classes and workshops taught by local and national artists. Current offerings include the following:

Featured artist Liz Lewis and fan favorite painter Amy Lay will guide beginners through experienced artists in a morning of wildlife art instruction. This event, presented in partnership with Ashley HomeStore, gives participants an opportunity to bring art home through creative mastery — all in the company of friends. Includes supplies, snacks, and lunch.

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Famed floral and lifestyle designer Christy Hulsey returns for a second year to the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival for a morning of arranging. In this year’s Creative Covey workshop, Christy will incorporate all the elements — wood, earth, air (plants!), and fire — to help students make a living centerpiece that will bring natural beauty year-round. Christy Hulsey, owner of Colonial House of Flowers, travels the globe for her sold-out workshops and popular pop-ups.

Beginners or advanced, acrylic or oil painters are invited to master their techniques with artist Ron Thomson. Classes begin with a brief demonstration with artist explaining principles and processes of oil and acrylic painting. The remainder of the class is open for you to practice and develop your own technique. Ron’s deep expertise and gentle guidance makes his class a fan favorite.

Contact Ron Thomson to register or find out more details.

Tuesdays | 1 – 4 pm | $30 per class

Bring your own supplies. 

Every Friday at Senior Moments, artist / art therapist Maria Vasquez explores a new art form to unlock the creative potential of the 65+ crowd.

These classes are designed to spark creative flow in mind and body through various art forms, including painting, sculpture, fiber art, jewelry making, as well as creative movement. Learning via the arts is a proven asset for problem-solving and memory skills, helping improve cognitive ability to ease Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. By making Arts Education accessible to seniors, Thomasville Center for the Arts aims to strengthen the minds of our community.

Classes are hosted in partnership with Southern Pines and Legacy Village at Plantation Manor.

Fridays | 10 – 11 am | TCA Downtown

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Hone your observational drawing skills as you get intimate with the creative spaces and places in historic downtown Thomasville. Artist-in-Residence Caroline Manuel will guide the group to a different destination each session as she teaches observation and drawing techniques.


Second Saturdays  | 3:30-5:30 | $30 per class or 5 for $125

Class begins January 11, 2020

Like a spa day for your mind, Mindful Art Retreat Days are built to give participants a safe place for awareness of self, creation and inspiration. Call it flow art or dynamic fluid art, Casey Corbin draws from his 20+ years experience as a therapist to bring mindfulness into the process of acrylic paint pouring.


Saturday | March 14 | 10 am – 4 pm | $140
Emotion Mapping + Flow Art
Saturday | June 13 | 10 am – 4 pm | $140
Mind-based Mood Mapping + Flow Art

All materials included in costCasey Corbin is offering a free online beginner’s course here.

Get your hands dirty with local potter Jessica Dell as you explore ceramics. You will dabble in handbuilding, throwing, or a combination as you build, decorate and glaze your creations. Designed for all skill levels, this class is a great introduction to ceramic fundamentals.

REGISTER HERE for 6-week course

REGISTER HERE for 2-day workshop

6-Week Course | Thursdays Jan 9 – Feb 13 | 5:30-7 pm | $200

2-Day Workshop | Saturdays Jan 18 + 25 | 10 am – noon | $175

2-Day Workshop | Saturdays Feb 15 + 22 | 10 am – noon | $175

2-Day Workshop | Saturdays Mar 21 + 28 | 10 am – noon | $175

Find Classes & Workshops

Interested in teaching or not seeing what you are looking for? Let us know!
Contact Katie Chastain at or (229) 226-0588.