Arts Workshops

For all of you who may be interested in learning a new art form – or just having a fun couple of hours with friends making art, Wilson Arts offers a variety of creative arts classes for both adults and children, presented by staff as well as talented local and regional artists.

You definitely won’t want to miss these wonderful opportunities to broaden your artistic horizons. You may register securely online via the links below, or visit the Wilson Arts Center at 204 Nash Street South during regular business hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). You may also call Wilson Arts at 252-291-4329 and register over the phone with a credit card.

Please check back often - we are always adding new classes and workshops!

All ticket sales are final. Refunds are only given in the event that the organizer cancels the event. Refunds will be given by check.


Holiday Cookie Decorating 101 with Nicole Thomas
Saturday, December 9, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Wilson Arts Center, 204 Nash Street S
All Ages (children under 15 must be accompanied by a participating adult)
Cost: $30 / all materials provided / PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Get in the holiday mood with this 2-hour iced cookie decorating class with local baker Nicole Thomas of Cole Cole's Cupcakes & Confections. Nicole will provide the cookies pre-baked, but will share her no-fail recipe and teach you some decorating tips and tricks that will take your Christmas cookies to the next level. Fun for all ages!

Holiday Pet Pawtraits
Saturday, December 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Wilson Arts Center
Sitting Fee: $25.00 (you must pre-register for a time slot)

Just in time for the holidays - bring your furry family member for a professional pet pawtrait! Your $25 sitting fee includes two digital images (emailed to you), professionally edited and with a photo release, just in time for your holiday cards. Your pet will also receive a gourmet treat bag!


Figurative Drawing Workshop - December
Saturday, December 16, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Wilson Arts Center / Studio 2

Age: 18 & up
Cost: $20

This Figurative Drawing workshop offers rotating professional nude models led by moderator Mike Radford. The workshop will include a series of short gesture drawings and several longer poses. Each session is supervised by a moderator, with no instruction given so come prepared to work freely. All skills levels welcome! Easels, drawing boards and various drawing mediums will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own materials.



Wilson Arts Workshop Disclaimer

Wilson Arts events are provided with no special warranty either express or implied. The Organizers, including but not limited to the Wilson Arts Executive Board and Sponsors of Wilson Arts events, assume no liability for any loss, theft, damage, or injury to property or persons whether arising in contract, negligence, equity or otherwise. Participation in Wilson Arts events is considered “at your own risk.” All participants must use due care under the circumstances to comply with all rules, regulations, and instructions given in the Workshops.

If Wilson Arts has to cancel a class/workshop, you will be given the option to put the funds toward an upcoming workshop OR a refund via check within 2 weeks of class cancellation.