Adult Arts Classes
Portrait Drawing Workshop
with Billy Smith
Join Brevard artist/arts educator Billy Smith for this 8-week workshop where you will learn to draw portraits. Billy will guide students with discussions, demonstrations, practice, and critiques as they learn various techniques to improve their drawing skills.
Dates/Time: Tuesdays, beginning November 8th, and ending December 27th; 11am-1pm
Class Location: Transylvania Community Arts Council, 349 South Caldwell Street, Brevard
Who Should Attend: This Master Class is intended for students with a good foundation of drawing and painting experience.
Maximum Class Size: 14 students
Materials: A list of materials will be provided upon registration.
Registration Fee/Registration: $275. Click here to register.
About Billy: When “God-taught” artist Billy Smith paints, his brush connects the Divine to the canvas. Born and raised just north of Brevard in Pisgah Forest, Smith, the youngest of six siblings, spent a good amount of his younger days in the woods exploring colors, textures and shapes. Instead of an instructional art book - the flowers, trees, dirt, sky and everything in between inspired him.
Pushed through the typical “school system,” Smith always knew there was more. After multiple adversities, he came to the realization that he could be an artist, as it was innately planted in him.
What started with him sketching local musicians, turned into commissions to create murals around town and then grew into a full-blown art studio instructing Brevard’s youth.
In 2018, Smith learned that he had Type 1 Diabetes, and during his hospital stay after a ketoacidosis coma, he clarified that he is also a filmmaker. He has since produced multiple videos for clients across the board.
Smith is also the Fine Arts Director at Destiny Church as well as the Vice President of the Transylvania Community Arts Council. In addition, he is the co-owner/operator of Carolina Creative Arts in Brevard.