Inspired Art Ministry, Inc. (Iam)

Art Classes


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

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Iam tithes to the First Baptist Church on all income in appreciation of their support and use of space.  We offer an art library, annual Art Show, participate in other local art shows, Christmas Party, have field trips to museums and artist's studio's and galleries and offers discounts at Mountain Home Collection

DRAWING & PAINTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS - Instructor, Char Avrunin.   Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students are welcome.  Char calls them artists and artists-in-training.  Private lessons are also available.  Char uses the PROTIQUEtm  method of instruction. To register or for more information, contact her at or use the Contact Us link (upper left-top of page).

Drawing classes meet on  Mondays from 1:00-4:00.  Tuition is $55 for a 6-week term or $10 per class.

Beginners through advanced are welcome.   Beginners will work with drawing implements, surfaces, blenders, erasers and work with basic shapes.  Intermediates will learn values, textures, folds, negative space, drawing upside down,  2-D as opposed to 3-D, drawing shapes with a drape, vanishing point and griding.  Advanced will cover Golden Mean (focal point), composition, 1, 2 & 3 point perspective, landscape and portrait techniques, framing and showing your work. 


Painting classes meet Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00. Tuition is $55 for a 6-week term or $10 per class.

Beginners will learn about acryllic, oil and watercolor:  surfaces, brushes, paint, pallettes, pallette knives, so they may make an informed choice as to which media they would like use.  They will also learn beginning color theory and make a color wheel.  They will paint from life or photographs using value, shape and color.  Intermediates will learn more color theory and value (using the Munsell Color Theory Chart), color temperature, saturation, hue, chroma, texture, glazing, and scumbling.  Advanced will learn plein air, alla prima painting, grisaille and sfumato techniques, while continuing to work from life or photographs.

Location:  Second floor, MAC Building of the First Baptist Church, 100 S. Main Street, Waynesville, NC. (come in back side door)

Please click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" below to reserve your space in the 6 week term. If you would like to take it one class at a time, you may simply pay $10 when you come to class.









PHOTOGRAPHY- The Inspired Art Ministry is pleased to present Master Photographer ED KELLEY who  teaches "Taking Control of your Digital Photography - From Camera to Computer."





 Intermediate and Advanced Photographers are  lucky to be able to take these incredibly informative classes locally! 

 ED KELLEY,  "This course will consist of 4 classroom sessions and one on-location outing. The classes are geared toward those with DSLR, advanced point & shoot, or mirrorless cameras, or any digital camera that has a manual mode or manual override. The core principles will be the same. Class size is limited to 12 with a minimum of 6 participants to allow for as much individual instruction as possible, as I want each person to know the functions of their  cameras.

For more information, use the "Contact Us" feature above or email Char at

Students also enjoy exhibiting in the Photography section of the Iam annual Art Show/Fundraiser.

Class Location:  Main floor, MAC Building, First Baptist Church, 100 S. Main St. Waynesville NC  (come in back side door under the brick archway).



Click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" below to go to PayPal and pay for the course to secure your space.  You do not have to have a PayPal account.  Thank you!



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Go to "News" to see an article about the field trip some Iam students took to the Gallery and Studio of Jonas Gerard for his live performance.  Go to "Photo Gallery" to see photos of the experience.

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