Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, Galax, Va., is now open and registering students for classes.
Most classes last a week or take place once a week for four or so weeks.
The school, in downtown Galax, was created to preserve and promote the heritage of Southwest Virginia, located in the Appalachian Mountains.
I’m interested in Todd Price’s drawing classes in February and March and guitar or banjo lessons in February, March or June.
There’s also classes in pastels, basket weaving, woodcarving, creative writing, jewelry making, pottery and Appalachian dance.
I hope in the future they’ll include photography and canning/home preserving among the offerings.