Art Classes

The Arts Council offers a variety of visual arts classes for both adults and children, presented by staff as well as talented local and regional artists. Contact the Arts Council for details.



Creative Kids

The Creative Kids class will be returning this fall with classes running between October 4-November 8 from 4-6 p.m.

Visual Arts Academy


The Visual Arts Academy has two 9-week sessions a year, one in the spring and one in the fall.

Fall 2017 the VAA meets once a week on Tuesdays between September 26-November 21 from 4 - 6 p.m.

Students are encouraged to work on projects at home independently. At the end of the Spring session, there will be an art show exhibiting student work.

This program requires dedication and commitment on the part of both students and parents. Students are required to attend regularly in order to participate.

Those interested should submit an application before the beginning of the semester. Along with the application, please include a portfolio showing photos of at least three examples of the student’s work.

The Arts Council of Wilson and Barton College are very excited to offer this exceptional opportunity to interested students!

The cost is $75 per semester. Payment is due before the beginning of each session.
Scholarships are available. Please check back for the fall 2017 schedule.


Even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush, you will be able to create your very own work of art in this class! Led by local artists, Paint & Pour classes are perfect for date night, girls’ night out, or the chance to get away for an evening of creativity just for yourself. The $35 class fee includes all materials – the only thing you need to bring is a snack and beverage of your choice. Register by calling (252) 291-4329 or come by the Arts Council of Wilson. Class size is limited to 15 students.

“Bouquet in a Vase”
With Instructor Robin Baker
September 19, 7-9 p.m.





“Still Life with Peppers”
With Instructor Elisabeth Farnsworth
October 17, 7-9 p.m.

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