Blowing Rock Art and History Museums Weekly Kids Art Classes

It’s time to get creative. Here is the schedule for this week’s art classes at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.

Afternoon Art Club
Tuesday, February 23, 3:30 – 4:30 pm: Imaginative Sculptures!

The project this week at Afternoon Art Club is Cardboard Art! Come transform plain cardboard into colorful imaginative sculptures!

cardboard crafts

Come join the fun! You will need to RSVP by 5pm on February 22. Email to RSVP.

The cost for the Afternoon Art Club is $5/child.  You can purchase a $20 Afternoon Art Club card for $20 that is good for 5 classes (1 class free), or your student can attend free with your family’s Museum membership.

Doodlebug Art Club
Thursdays (1 – 2 pm) & (3:30 – 4:30 pm)

Preschool-age children and a parent/guardian are invited to Doodlebug Club — a fun, educational art program focused on basic art skills (holding your paintbrush, identifying primary colors, etc.) while introducing children to different art media, from watercolor to clay. After clean-up it is storytime! This program is a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents.

Members free / Non-members $5.

Space is limited, registration required.
Please note due to the popularity of the Doodlebug Club we have a new registration deadline: WEDNESDAY 2:30 pm. RSVP be sending an email to

Family Mini Matinee: Heroes of the Underground Railroad

Heroes of Underground Railroad

Help Blowing Rock Art & History Museum celebrate African-American history month with this inspiring exploration of the lives and work of notable Abolitionists and slaves from America’s Underground Railroad, brought to you by Bright Star Touring Theatre from Asheville, NC. The show provides a fundamental historical context of the time period, while recreating the lives and work of several prominent and nearly forgotten heroes. The show seeks to inspire young audiences with the stories of everyday Americans who stood up for their beliefs and worked to make our world a better place.

For a study guide, video clip, and list of curriculum standards, please click here: Bright Star Theater

Best suited for grades 2 through adult. Doors open at 1:30 pm and seating is first come first serve.

This program is funded in part by the Watauga County Arts Council and grassroots funds of the North Carolina Arts Council.

Date: February 21, 2016

Fees: 10 / family, $8 /family members

Winter Old-Time Dance at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Does your family love to dance? You will want to mark your calendars for this Friday, January 15 to attend the Winter Old-Time Dance.

BRAHM Winter Dance

The family can come in out of the winter and shake a leg with the fun and comradery of old-time dance: circles, squares and lines! Please note there is absolutely NO experience necessary and people of all ages are welcome. Dance instructions will be given by experienced caller John Turner and live old-time music will be provided by the Laurel Creek String Band.

Date: January 15, 2016
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: 159 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Fee: $5 per person, Free for children under 12 years of age

Winterfest Parade Puppet Workshop!

After the holiday break, kids are usually wanting to use their creative skills. Your kids can create a wonderful puppet in a two day workshop at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.

winterfest puppet workshop

Puppets are an aspect of our history, from marionettes to the Muppets. In their many forms they have represented different customs and traditions and are valuable educational tools. Children can believe and relate to them, and puppets can provide an essential link between learning and play, which makes them wonderful teaching tools. They are also an interactive way to introduce narrative to even the most reluctant reader.

In this class, children will choose a character from a chosen folk tale, and construct their own, largescale puppets. They will get to breathe life into the puppets they build by animating their puppets in the Winterfest Snowflake Parade on January 30 2016 at 3 p.m.

Preregistration is required for this class, and participants ideally should be available to walk in the Snowflake Parade. For more information, phone: 828.295.9099.

About the artist: Julie DelRosso is a local artist and mother who has worked in puppet and set design for stop motion animation in film and television productions. She earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and she has worked on many art projects with children in a variety of media – from clay to animation. She believes in the power of art to inspire and affect young lives!

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Gift to You!

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! A special gift is awaiting you on Saturday!

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

Click here to see their current exhibitions. Enjoy a special family outing to the Museum!

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Offers Kid’s Art Classes

School is back in session in the High Country. We will be highlighting extracurricular activities to keep families informed what is available in the High Country.

Do you have a budding artist in the family? BRAHM offers two different art classes each week.


Doodlebug Club

Preschool age children and a parent/guardian are invited to Doodlebug Club, a fun educational art program focused on basic art skills. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors while introducing them to different art mediums, from watercolors to clay. After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Thursdays from 1-2 pm & 3-4 pm. Free for Museum members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited. Contact Ethan Brooks-Livingston at 828-295-9099 ext 3004 or email

After School Art Club

Kids ages 6 to 10 are invited to join in the fun at BRAHM for creative art-making activities on Tuesday afternoons 3:30pm to 4:30pm! Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. During the hour, children will check out the Museum’s exhibitions for inspiration, play games, and do fun experiments while exploring a variety of art concepts.

The After School Art Club is $5/child (Non-Members), or free for Museum Members. Parents are welcome to drop off and return, or stay at the museum to visit the galleries.

Call 828.295.9099 or to register.