Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Providing diverse opportunities in the arts for all people through exhibitions, education, & outreach programs.

Classes and Workshops




Saturday, December 8, 2018


Pop-up Holiday Puppets - $50 / $40 members 

Ages 4-6 

Limit 10 students 

Saturday, December 8, 10-am-12:30pm 

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman 

Come create a pop-up puppet of your favorite Christmas character.  Students will use mixed media and recycled items to make a dowel-controlled animated puppet.  

All participants will use their puppets to tell a holiday story in the class puppet show.



Debbie Hoffman retired last year from the Rowan-Salisbury school system after eighteen years working as an Exceptional Children teacher.  She taught dance for over forty-five years. Debbie graduated from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College with an Associate of arts degree.

Debbie was the recipient of Waterworks’ 2009 Lucile P. and Edwin O. Norvell Family Art of Teaching Award for her significant and selfless contributions and outstanding work in art education through Waterworks’ children’s educational programming. She returns to Waterworks for her twelfth year.


Popup Holiday Puppets - December 8, 2018
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Keepsake Clay Ornaments - $60 / $50 members 

Ages 7-12

Limit 10 students 

Saturday, December 8, 10am-12:30pm 

Instructor: Meredith Abramson 

Nothing says Christmas like an ornament.  Students will design three unique clay ornaments using carving, coil and sculpting techniques.  

Additional details will be added with textures and glazes.  Perfect to hang from a tree, display on a stand, or sit on a table. these special pieces will be loved and enjoyed this year, and for many more to come.


MEREDITH ABRAMSON  has taught in the Rowan-Salisbury School System since 1996. For the first 18 years of her career, she taught middle and high school English and segued into the art classroom in the spring of 2014.


An outstanding educator, she was the winner of the NC Association of Educator’s Terry Sanford Award which recognizes Creativity and Innovation in Teaching, , and the runner-up Teacher of the Year for the RSS District.


She and her husband Andy live in Salisbury with their two girls Macy (16) and Miles (13).  Meredith returns for a fourth year at Waterworks.


Keepsake Ornament Specialty Workshop - December 8, 2018
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Look at the Fun the Kids had
at earlier 
Fall ART Classes

Super Slime and Silly Monster Pillows
Saturday, October 13, 2018


Marvelous Masks & Turkey Bowls

Saturday, November 3, 2018



Three Thursdays: February 14, 21, and 28.


Fundamentals of Drawing with Ray Moose 

$95 / $80 members 

Ages 15-Adult

Emphasizing a spontaneous, rather than an analytical approach, instructor Ray Moose will guide students in developing skills needed to successfully draw what they see.  

Students will focus on composition, design, perspective and the effects of lighting and shading.  Using a variety of media, including charcoal, pencil, conté crayon and pastels, artists will complete a collection of work.


RAY MOOSE is a professional artist and self-taught sculptor, working in Mount Pleasant, NC specializing in large-scale bronze works. He designed the plaques for Salisbury’s History and Art Trail and lead the 4th Grade Rowan Cotton Mill Public Art Tile Project in partnership with The City and Waterworks, completed in 2009.

Ray has been the recipient of numerous awards and his bronze work resides among many public and private collections. He returns to Waterworks to teach the fundamentals of drawing.



Check out additional adult class options on the ARTpops page!

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