Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Providing diverse opportunities in the arts for all people through exhibitions, education, & outreach programs.

ARTpops are mini adult classes designed for you to try your hand at a variety of art forms from calligraphy, quilting, and centerpiece design to painting and culinary arts...the possibilities are infinite. We are excited to offer these and other new opportunities and hands-on experiences. Our goal is to expand the appreciation of the arts in our community and region, one "ARTpop" at a time!

Third Thursdays in February, March, April, May, and June 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Bundle and Save:  members registering for 3 or more classes will receive $5 off class tuition fee of the third and subsequent class.

JOIN and Save more!:  Become a member of Waterworks Visual Arts Center at the Individual level for $75, and immediately save $65 when you sign up for five classes!


Registration can be done online using the Pay Pal buttons below, over the phone by calling 704-636-1882 or by visiting the gallery during regular hours.

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Do you love watercolor paintings and want to try your hand at painting your own work of art? Artist Marietta Foster Smith, teacher of individual and small group painting lessons and workshops, will lead students through some basic steps of painting with watercolors.  Using a demonstration-and-copy teaching method, novice and more experienced painters alike will come away with an appreciation of watercolors and an introductory skill set they can use to continue practicing at home, or even proceed with additional learning.

Marietta Smith

Marietta Foster Smith is a painter who works in her studio at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery in Salisbury, NC.  She works in watercolor, pen & ink and oil.  She teaches individual and small group lessons and sometimes leads painting workshops. She has been in juried exhibitions throughout the area and her work has been selected for various awards and recognition.  Marietta was recently selected to be a guest artist on Water Color Wednesdays.com where she will appear in a watercolor instructional video. She graduated from Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC with a BA degree in Arts Management and concentration in studio art.




This year, choose special over predictable and simple over complex as you host your summer gatherings.  Learn how to make refreshing drinks for your guests, with or without spirits, and offer appetizers that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palette.

Check out the fun had at these ARTpops classes!

Calligraphy, on February 15

Quilting, on March 15

The Art of Table Design - April 19

 It's not too late to join the fun!
There are are 2 more classes. Sign up today.