Flying Pig Gallery & Studios offers a variety of art workshops to the public.  An exciting lineup is being announced for May/June 2015. The list includes Basket Weaving, Wood Burning, 3D Digital Animation and more.

All classes must be registered for in advance

Registration can be done online at or by calling (423) 392-8414 or in person at the Flying Pig Gallery & Studios at the corner of Broad and West Center Streets in Downtown Kingsport.

Basket Weaving with Joy Smith —Saturday May 2nd

9 am til 4 pm, 5 if people need extra time.

Make a Market Basket with the Master Basket Weaver Joy Smith. The basket is an 8”x12” market basket, woven with rattan. Very useful as an everyday working basket.

Cost:    $65 per person.  All materials furnished. Maximum of 8 people.

“Morning Dove” Wood Burning with Michele Howe —Saturday May 9th

10:30 am til 2:30 pm

Cost:    $60 —Pre-register so we can have your packet ready. Maximum of 8 people.

Supplied to you: 8”x10” bass wood, Pattern, Wood burner if needed

Supply list you need to bring on the day of class: Wood burner, Exacto knife, Burnt umber, Colored pencils, Snack/drink

Blender Class with Byron Kindig [3D Digital Animation]

May 9th, 16th, & 23rd,  10 am til 5 pm all days

Cost:    $150 (for 3 days), Maximum of 10 people

The class will be for ages 13 and up.  Students will need to bring their own laptops with a 3-button mouse, (left and right button with a scroll wheel).

2-Day Basketry Painting/Weaving Class with Katherine O’Neal

Friday May 29th,  6 pm til 9 pm

Saturday May 30th,   10 am til 4 pm

Cost:                $30 class fee, $15 materials fee

Total cost:       $45 (both days), Maximum of  8 people

Friday Night – Painting Session:  Using your favorite colors of acrylic paints and fun painting techniques, we will paint heavy watercolor paper, then let it dry overnight.

Saturday – Weaving Session:  We will cut the paper into strips, then, using simple, traditional basket weaving techniques, we will weave the strips into baskets that are suitable for holding cocktail napkins and other small items.  A coat of varnish will be applied to make the baskets durable.  Class is suitable for beginners and experienced basket makers.