Arts Education

Yadkin Valley Fiber Center at the FAC

With the guidance of program director Leslie Fesperman, The Yadkin Valley Fiber Center brings top-notch fiber instructors to the Foothills Arts Council from across the country and introduces the love of weaving and fiber arts to a new generation of enthusiasts.

Beginner Drawing w/ Amber Jones

Did you know drawing is just a skill you can learn, like reading a bike? It doesn’t require talent — just a willingness to learn. Learning to draw can also help you solve problems, think visually, get better grades, and improves your ability to learn other things, like playing an instrument or learning another language.

Adult Group Lessons on 12/10 and 12/19 from 6-7 pm $25

Teen Group Lessons (ages 11-17) on 12/12 and 12/21 from 4-5 pm $25

Individual Lessons for Teens and Adults on 12/20, 12/22, and 12/26-28 $20 (Half hour sessions by appointment between 12-4 pm.)

Signing up for Individual lessons? Or have questions? Please contact Amber Jones at or via her cell at (336) 263-9749 to check the availability of your preferred time slot before purchase.

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Summer Art Camp 2019 w/ Jan Gilliam

July 15-18

Rising 1st & 2nd graders 9-11 am

Rising 3rd through 5th graders 1-3 pm

Rising sixth graders and up 4-6 pm

Summer Drama Camp & Kidshop Theatre 2019

Camp: June 10-28 Monday-Friday 9 am until noon. Foothills Arts Council 129 Church St. Elkin.

Performances: June 28 & 29 at the Elkin High School Dixon Auditorium

Tuition: $150 (Camp limited to 25 kids)

Yadkin Valley Clayworks Studio

For information about joining the clayworks studio or inquiries about lessons contact Marianne Luther at

Foothills Quilters

Always open to new members and visitors the Foothills Quilters meet three times per month at the Arts Council. For their calendar click HERE.

Music Lessons



Teacher Keary Reid
• Wednesday afternoon
• $80 per month (plus books) • beginners welcome, all levels
• Ages 5 and up

About Keary: Keary has been playing piano since age 7. He took private lessons locally from age 7-18, then studied music/piano at WCC and Appalachian State University from 1997-2001. He holds a major in music industry studies from App State. 

Keary is on break for the summer, but will accept new students in the Fall of 2017!


Beginner Guitar

Teacher Cory Myers
• Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
• $15/30 minutes
• beginners welcome, all levels
• age 7 and up
• must have guitar

About Cory: Cory plays several instruments, has played in several bands locally, and recently released his own album, “As the Crow Flies.”

To schedule a lesson contact Cory Myers at: 336.816.0869


Advanced Guitar & Beginner Mandolin

Teacher Luke Mears

Email for rates or to schedule a lesson.


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