Youth, Teen + Adult Classes

Our year-round youth, teen, and adult programming offers a diverse range of classes taught by local artists. We provide our students with a high quality arts educational experience by working with artists who are eager to share their knowledge and expertise while supporting their educational growth. Artspace teaching artists will devote the necessary time to each student and provide them with technical assistance and substantive feedback, allowing for the best possible educational experience. To make the arts more accessible to all, Artspace will provide basic art making materials and tools to participants on the day of their class. Common drawing, painting and general art making tools will be provided unless otherwise specified via a supply list. In the event that specific supplies are required, Artspace will make available a detailed list of those supplies along with recommended options from the instructor.


Adult Classes (ages 16+)

detail of abstract still life of flowers in vase

Abstracting the Still Life

with Marriott Sheldon

Saturday May 27, 1-4pm

ages 16+ 

Cost: $55

Painting directly from a still life with flowers, fruit and other objects, participants will learn how to interpret and explore their own unique style in this 3-hour workshop. This class encourages one to paint freely without the pressures of representing details of the still life, but instead focusing on composition and colorful expression.

This class is open to all skill levels, no prior experience is needed. Join us and create a colorful abstract still life painting!

Marriott Sheldon is an abstract artist and advocate for nature. She is a working artist and art coach currently living near Raleigh with a studio in Boylan Heights. Her experience as an art professor in colleges in NJ and NC includes teaching Art and Visual Culture, Painting, Drawing and 2D Design. She also taught Portfolio Development at Rockland Center for the Arts. Marriott received a BA from UNC CH and MFA in Painting from William Paterson University.

photo of Marriott Sheldon

Monthly Meet-ups

Jackie Sanders and Adriana Ameigh working in their studios


Saturday, June 10, 11am-1pm

ages 16+

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

Join us for a monthly gathering of working artists from Raleigh and surrounding areas! This group meets on the second Saturday of the month in Studio 206. These lively sessions are centered around creativity, networking and collaboration. Bring your sketchbook or a work in progress as well as any materials you may need to create during the session.  Hosted by Studio Artists Adriana Ameigh (Studio 203), and Jackie Sanders (Studio 220), the duo behind Level Up Artists Podcast and membership group. 
detail of photo of Aliyah Bonnette working on a quilt in her Artspace studio

Fiber Folks

Sunday June 18, 11am-1pm

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. Hosted by Studio Artist Aliyah Bonnette (Studio 207) and Community Artist Michelle Wilkie.