In Sway Guides

Amy Smith Art: This contemporary abstract artist at Doub’s Chapel Road in West End hosts classes on junk journals, board books and more. Info.

The Bull Room: At this downtown Aberdeen business, you’ll find fun, themed BYOB craft nights at a budget-friendly price point. Info.

Eye Candy Art Gallery & Framing: From oil painting to digital photography, Photoshop and Egg Tempura, find instruction in a variety of tops at this downtown Southern Pines spot. Info.

Wine and Design: The name is self-explanatory, but this Southern Pines spot also have kids camps when school is out. For the adults, there’s the occasional live male model sessions. Meow. Info.

Amy Smith Art: Join this artist for in-person events at The Crossroads in West End, from junk journaling to mixed media and more. Info.

Hammer & Stain: RSVP early for woodworking, painting and home decor projects; classes often sell out. Info.

Artists League: Finally use that canvas you bought three years ago, with the help of true professionals in Aberdeen. Info.

ARTworks Vass: With classes in stained glass, metalworks, jewelry and more — plus a brand-new kiln for wheeled and hand-sculpted pottery — this is a place to get your hands dirty on more than one project (above). Find a list of classes here.

Create Studio: An ever-evolving space with vintage goods in the front and a hair salon in the back, this Aberdeen business occasionally pays host to classes of a fine-art slant, including line and figure drawing. Follow the Insta account here.

The Painted Petal: So, its in Sanford but still perfect for a not-too-far day trip when the cabin fever creeps in. They have kids parties and camps plus adult art parties. Info.

9th of September: Pick a plate, vase, mug or knick-knack; throw some paint on it and they’ll glaze and fire it for you in downtown Southern Pines. Done and done. Info (note: the shop is temporarily closed after the passing of its longtime owner, Eugenie Wing)

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