Flying Pig Gallery & Studios offering multiple classes for February 2015

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KINGSPORT – Flying Pig Gallery & Studios offers a variety of Art workshops to the public. An exciting line up is being announced for February 2015.

  • February 7: Learn techniques of wood burning from a master. Michele Howe will teach an introductory class from 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM. There will be some tools available for students or you can bring your own. ‚ Cost: $60. Bring a snack/lunch for a mid-day break.

  • February 14: Learn how to make a book using Coptic binding. Noon – 5 PM. Class will be taught by Judie Dysart. Each student will work on his/her own project and have a handmade book to take home at the end of the day to use as a journal or give as a gift. Judie is a member of the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild in Atlanta and the Overmountain Weaving Guild here in Kingsport. Students should bring materials specified by the instructor. Cost: $10 per person.
  • February 21: Make a market basket with master basket weaver Joy Smith. 9 am until 4pm, or 5 if people need extra time. The basket is an 8″ x 12″ market basket, woven with rattan. Very useful as an everyday working basket.  Cost: $65 All materials are furnished.

Registration can be done online at www.EngageKingsport.com or by calling (423) 392-8414 or in person at the Flying Pig. Flying Pig Gallery & Studios is located at 246 Broad Street, Kingsport TN [corner of Center Street & Broad Street] in the heart of Downtown Kingsport. The gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm (Fridays -til 7pm).

Flying Pig is an exciting new Arts Space located in two adjacent buildings located on the corner of Broad and Center streets in Downtown Kingsport, TN. Flying Pig Gallery & Studios is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am-7 pm (Fridays -til 7 pm)

The spirit of the Flying Pig is community. This is a space for creative people to be a vital part of the new Downtown Kingsport. Where dreams can come true and you can make a lot of good friends on the way.

The incredible revitalization of the neighborhood has been due to many creative and enthusiastic people. The arts play an integral role in economic and community development. We want to recognize all the incredible talent there is in the entire Southern Appalachian region and also right here in the City of Kingsport. We have a wealth of cultural assets and want to showcase visual and performing art, fine craft, traditional craft, and fine art.

The gallery side features Fine Art and Fine Craft by several nationally-acclaimed artists & craftspeople. There are paintings, jewelry, pottery, textiles, photography and more. All artwork is for sale. There will be a series of art classes for children and adults offered to the public over the next few months. There will also be professional artist studios located in the space where the public will be able to see the actual production of art work as well as interact with the artists. Studio spaces are still available.

The studio side features the Kingsport Carousel animals that have been hand-carved from wood, and then hand-painted. The Carousel‚ animals have been located in businesses throughout Kingsport over the past several months so that the public could see the animals that will go on to the Carousel when it is completed sometime in 2015. Now, all of the animals have been collected in one location open for the public to visit. In addition to the Carousel animals, the Sweep Animals, Rounding Boards, Bird Paintings, Flower Paintings, Butterfly Paintings and other Carousel components are also on exhibit. Carvers and painters will‚ be on hand to talk about the process of creating these beautiful animals, and to discuss the story behind each animal and how each component of the Carousel is tied to the Kingsport Community. There is a Kingsport Carousel store (future gift shop) located within the studios with beautiful t-shirts, notecards, posters, and much more for sale.