Imperial Centre Offering Summer Yoga, Arts and More

The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount NC. It is located on the former sites of the Imperial Tobacco Company and old city library. Source: imperialcentre.org.
The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount NC. It is located on the former sites of the Imperial Tobacco Company and old city library. Source: imperialcentre.org.

By Tracy Grosner, Imperial Centre Arts Education Manager

Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, located at 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, has a full schedule of summer classes, workshops, drop-in programs, and more to enjoy.

In addition to the free and low-fee events listed below, paid workshops and summer camps are listed below, with more details available on the Imperial Centre website at imperialcentre.org.

Yoga in the Galleries

Thursdays, June-August, 2018 @ 5:30-6:30pm

Relax after-hours amongst art! Bring your own yoga mat and be led by a certified yoga instructor for an hour-long program in the galleries. Join us every Thursday– perfect for professionals, beginners, and advanced yogis. Fee is $5 per person for each class. Hate waiting in line? Call 252.972.1266 to pay in advance.

Family Sundays

Every-other Sunday, June 10-August 19, 2018 @ 2-4pm

Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the art gallery for an afternoon full of family-friendly activities. Drop into the gallery for art making, interactive play, gallery sketching, or go on your own exhibition tour! Ages 3 and up with accompanying adults. This free event is held in the Art Gallery.

Make Art: Drop-in Workshops

Every-other Saturday, June 16-August 25, 2018 @ 11am-1pm (No class June 30)

Join us to experiment with different types of art at these free drop-in workshops. Travel around the Imperial Centre, observe sculpture, paintings, drawings, photographs, architecture, and many more artist-made objects, and then make your own! Registration is not required, drop-ins of age 6+ welcome. Limited to 25 participants. These workshops are taught in the Art Gallery and Art Education Building at the Imperial Centre. The instructor is Fenia Guilford

Lunch and Learn

Friday, June 8, 2018 @ noon-1pm

Bring a lunch and interact with artists. (If desired, lunch may be provided for a fee.) From playwrights, painters, and all artists in between, learn about process, discuss projects, and ask questions during an hour-long interactive gallery talk and demonstration. The featured artist is Margaret Morrison. Open to all ages, all materials provided; no experience necessary. Held in the Art Gallery.

Paid Arts Workshops

Workshops are available for a fee, including:

  • Expressive Painting: Family Workshop (Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 1-4pm)
  • Painting from Life (Thursdays, June 14-July 26, 2018 (No class July 5) @ 6-9pm)
  • Shaping Forms: Sculpture Workshop (Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 9am-4pm)
  • Draw Birds! Family Workshop (Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 1-4pm)
  • Handbuilding in Clay (Thursdays, June 28-July 19, 2018 @ 9am-12pm)
  • Pop Art! Family Workshop (Saturday, June 30, 2018 @ 1-4pm)
  • Food Collage: Family Workshop (Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 1-4pm)
  • Painting Portraits: Family Workshop (Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 1-4pm)
  • Handbuilding in Clay (Thursdays, July 26-August 30, 2018 @ 6-9pm)
  • Carving in Clay: Sculpture Workshop (Saturdays, July 28 & August 4, 2018 @ 1-4pm)
  • Painting with Watercolor (Saturday, August 4, 2018 @ 10am-5pm)
  • Painting with Oil (Saturday, August 11, 2018 @ 10am-5pm)

See prices and registration information at imperialcentre.org/arts-center/programs-events.

Paid Art Camps

For-fee art camps are available over the summer, too. Rates vary from $106 to $345 per camper, with city resident and non-resident prices. Topics include:

  • Intro to Art: Youth Camp (July 9-13, 2018 @ 8:30am-12pm)
  • Intro to Art: Youth Camp (July 9-13, 2018 @ 1-5pm)
  • Comic Illustration Introduction: Youth Camp (July 16-20, 2018 @ 1-5pm)
  • Handbuilding in Clay: Youth Camp (July 23-August 3, 2018 @ 8:30am-12pm)
  • Painting: Youth Camp (July 23-27, 2018 @ 8:30am-12pm)
  • Wheel Throwing Camp (July 23-August 3, 2018 @ 1-5pm)
  • Comic Illustration Continues: Youth Camp (July 23-27, 2018 @ 1-5pm)
  • Painting: Youth Camp (July 23-27, 2018 @ 1-5pm)
  • Drawing: Youth Camp (July 30-August 3, 2018 @ 8:30am-12pm)
  • Drawing: Youth Camp (July 30-August 3, 2018 @ 1-5pm)
  • Mixed Media: Youth Camp (August 6-10, 2018 @ 8:30am-12pm)
  • Mixed Media: Youth Camp (August 6-10, 2018 @ 1-5pm)

See prices and registration information at imperialcentre.org/arts-center/programs-events.

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