Adult Workshops

Meditate and Create - Creating with Feeling

Saturday, Oct. 19, 1-4pm
Tuition is $45 for RMA members and $50 for non-members
Instructor: Sandy Bunch 
Age: Teen and Adult

Tap into your creative self, your muse, using guided meditation and watercolor paints. You will be guided in gentle meditation and simply putting color on paper at random. Appropriate for all levels. No experience necessary. This process can also apply to all types of creative mediums.  Wear comfortable painting clothes or bring a smock/apron.  All Supplies included.

Jewelry Ring Techniques with Silver Metal Clay

2 sessions available: Sunday, October 20, 1-5pm and
Sunday, November 24, 1-5pm     
Instructor: Cynthia A. Quesenberry
Tuition:  Members $55  Non-members $65 per session
Age:  14-adult  

Included: 20 grams of silver, use of all tools and equipment, and student’s choice of silver jewelry findings to make completed wearable jewelry projects.  Extra silver clay is available for purchase.
This intermediate class is an adventure in working with precious metal clay.  Some experience with metal clay is helpful but not required.  Silver Metal Clay is a great product especially formulated for objects that can be created and fired in the same day with outstanding results.  Silver Clay is pure fine silver (.999) mixed with water and an organic binder.  It is soft and easy to work with simple tools.  Once it is fired at 160 degrees for 45 minutes the product is .999 fine silver.
The techniques covered in this class include how to manipulate the clay, techniques to size and create a ring, and make attachments, using a variety of textures and molds, finishing, sanding techniques, and how to make simple repairs.  We will create a ring that is sized and decorated in a variety of handcrafted designs.

Drawing Blast

Sunday, October 27, 1-3pm
Instructor: Sandy Lupton
Tuition: RMA Members $25, Non-Members $30
Ages: Teen and Adult

Develop drawing skills through practice. Using a variety of drawing techniques and games, students will discover how easy and fun it is to draw. Emphasis will be placed on practice, not perfection, to take the stress out of drawing and make students more likely to develop a daily drawing practice. No prior drawing skills necessary. All supplies included.

Make it… Wear it… Give it!

Saturday, November 9, 11am-2pm
Instructor: Pat McCandles
Tuition: RMA Members $40, Non-Members $45
Ages: Teen and Adult

Learn basic jewelry terms and skills to create a bracelet and earring set. Easy and fun in time for the holidays. All tools and supplies included.


All classes are held in the Education Outreach Building located on the Rawls Museum Arts campus at: 22376 Linden Street, Courtland, VA 23837    

To register or to receive more information on these and other classes please contact Rawls Museum Arts:     (757) 653-0754

RMA Business Hours: Wednesday - Fri day 10am - 5pm, and Saturday, Sunday,
and Tuesday 1-5 pm

ARTful Wednesdays for Kids!

What do you get when you combine splashes of color, puddles of glue, and strokes of magic pencils? A big mess, a masterpiece, and one happy child! Led by former school art instructor and artist, Mary Jo Easterling, school aged children will have fun experimenting with a variety of artistic skills and techniques to create whimsical projects. Sessions often feature a famous artist and a bit of art history to go along with the projects of the day. Snacks, juice, and materials are provided at each session.

Ages: 7-12       Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Tuition for individual sessions: RMA Members $10 Nonmembers $15

2019 Fall Schedule

October 16 – Flashlights & Clothespins Bats
A decorated flashlight will come in hand on a dark Halloween night.

November 13 – Gobbler Gloves
These are so fun to wear!  A pumpkin to paint will also be included.

December 4 – Christmas Tree Ornaments
Students will have fun creating these unique ornaments for their tree.

To register please contact: Rawls Museum Arts, 
Leigh Anne Chambers  (Director, RMA Gallery), (757) 653-0754
Address: 22376 Linden Street, Courtland, VA 23837


To add your name to our email list and to receive information
on upcoming classes and events, please email:

Leigh Anne Chambers, Director, at

Rawls Museum Arts
22376 Linden Street
Courtland, Virginia 23837
(757) 653-0754