Youth, Teen + Adult Classes

In Artspace classes, students work closely and learn from professional artists in a fun and inspiring studio environment. Classes are individually priced; members receive discounts. Adult classes are for ages 16+, unless otherwise noted.

Educators with proper ID can earn renewal credits for all Artspace classes and receive discounts on class pricing. Contact our David Moore, Director of Community Engagement, at, for more information.


Monthly Meet-up

Fiber Folks

Wednesday, February 16, 6-8pm

ages 16+

Free! Please register though so that we may anticipate attendance.

Join us for a monthly gathering of fiber folks at Artspace! Fiber artists of all kinds and experience levels are invited to join this group, which provides space to work on your projects in community. Bring your own project and materials for a casual, drop in style gathering that meets on the third Wednesday of each month. We will have our first meeting on Wednesday, January 19th from 6-8pm. This session will be hosted by artist Jennifer Markowitz, whose work is currently on view in Gallery 2 in her solo exhibition Fleshmaps: My Unraveling Geographies.

Adult Classes

Imaginative Portrait Drawing

with Oami Powers

Thursdays, February 10 + 17, 6-8pm

ages 16+

$75 members / $85 non-members

In this class, students will create a drawing of a face in an imagined setting. We will cover basic anatomy of the head, a variety of representational drawing strategies and processes for collecting visual inspiration. Students will be encouraged to use this inspiration as a springboard to build an image that is conceptual and evocative rather than strictly representational.

Oami Powers is a designer and artist raised in California and New Zealand who now calls Raleigh home. Her clothing designs have been sold in boutiques across the country and been featured in InStyle, Southern Living, the News & Observer and the IndyWeek. She now creates art in a variety of media and works with the design innovators and creative troublemakers over at Designbox.

Recent classes

Linocut Prints in Color

with Maria Frati

SOLD OUT! (waitlist available)

Saturday, January 15, 1-4pm

ages 16+

$60 members / $70 non-members

Create a unique linoleum block print edition on a large flatbed press. Learn how to use oil based printmaking inks to create rich color, layers and gradients. This workshop will cover block carving techniques to create dynamic texture and detail. Then we will delve into inking and printing techniques that generate a beautiful depth of color.

Maria Frati is a printmaking and oil painter. She has a masters degree in art education from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Maria spent six years teaching art in public schools including four in New York City. She adores the art of print and has been teaching printmaking for over ten years.


Mindful Mending

with Jennifer Markowitz

Saturday December 11, 12-2pm

ages 16+

$45 members / $55 non-members

Using a garment or heirloom as a foundation, textile artist and Artspace Studio artist Jennifer Markowitz (Studio 109a) will teach you how to use embroidery to mend and embellish. You will learn introductory embroidery techniques and how to apply them as decoration or art form to objects around you. Bring one or more garments or fiber pieces to work with.

Jennifer shares: “My textile and fiber art has been shown at Frank Gallery, CAM Raleigh, Dayton Society of Artists, St. Louis Art Guild, Block Gallery, VAE, The National Humanities Center and the Weems Art Gallery. I’m a two-time recipient o the United Arts Career development grant and was a 2020 Emerging Artist Resident at Artspace. I was also a Brightwork Fellow at Anchorlight where my first solo exhibition, Fleshmap: My Bipolar Embroidered Geographies, showed in November 2019.

Before turning to textiles, I spent 25 years directing environmental theatre throughout the US, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, and England, where I received my MA in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Warwick. I have taught embroidery techniques, psychogeography, performance theory, site-based theatre, and postdramatic theatre in the UK at the universities of Warwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Portsmouth, and Plymouth. In the US, I taught at DePaul University, Columbia College, Chicago and University of Notre Dame.”