Oak Ridge Art Center


201 Badger Rd
Oak Ridge TN  37830

Phone: (865) 482-1441

Oak Ridge Art Center

Come check out the best kept secret in Oak Ridge.

Known locally as the "Oak Ridge Art Center" or the "Art Center", we are a private not-for-profit regional fine arts center and museum providing visual arts experiences and education to Oak Ridge and the surrounding region. Our gallery exhibitions typically emphasize the work of local and regional artists, but are extremely diverse and feature traveling exhibitions of national and international merit, African-American art, and children’s art. These change every six to eight weeks to offer the community a variety of experiences each year.

Our collection is world class. While it has many facets, the core collection is primarily European Abstract Expressionism - work born of the same societal and political conflicts which created the need for the City of Oak Ridge - and possesses the work of many internationally recognized artists.

The educational program features five regular terms of classes each year, a series of special workshops and seminars by local, regional, national, and international artists and craftsmen; docent programs in our galleries; and an active outreach program. Throughout our history, participants have had the opportunity to learn to draw, paint, throw pots, sculpt clay, create jewelry, cast bronze or silver, fuse glass, and so much more. In addition to classes and workshops, enhancement programs are designed to increase the educational benefit of our exhibitions and knowledge of artists and the techniques they utilize. The Art Center’s programs have produced many professional and hobbyist artists who are practicing in this region and literally, throughout the world.

Because the Art Center’s goal is to make visual arts both accessible and enjoyable for everyone, the museum is open to all visitors at no cost, seven days a week , year round. We offer many activities for individuals of all ages, interests, and educational levels. We are able to do so through committed, active volunteers who donate thousands of hours annually to the production of our programs.

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Categories: Art Gallery, Art School, Museum

Hours

Mon: 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm



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Past Events

Holiday Polish Pendant Workshop

Holiday Polish Pendant Workshop
01:00 pm - 11/18/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

This is a one day (3 hour), beginner friendly workshop, to help get you in the holiday spirit. It is designed for you to take a break, have some fun, and walk away...

Dichroic Glass Workshop

Dichroic Glass Workshop
01:00 pm - 11/18/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

Create dazzeling dichroic fused glass for pendants earrings or other jewelry. Learn to cut glass and layer to create your desired effect. Pieces will be fired by...

Holiday Card Workshop

Holiday Card Workshop
07:00 pm - 11/10/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

Explore the linoleum cut process of printmaking while making cards for holiday greetings. Learn the basic terms and carving techniques of lino cut, along with inking...

Anticlastic Forming with Kathy Bradley

Anticlastic Forming with Kathy Bradley
09:30 am - 11/04/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

This workshop will focus on anticlastic forming with hammers and stakes. You will learn to form a flat sheet of metal into an anticlastic shape. Spiculum forming...

Holiday Sampler Workshop

Holiday Sampler Workshop
01:00 pm - 10/21/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

This 4 week mini class/workshop is just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit! There will be 3 projects over the 4 weeks, all done on Sat. afternoons. All materials...

Dichroic Glass Workshop

Dichroic Glass Workshop
10:00 am - 10/21/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

Create dazzeling dichroic fused glass for pendants earrings or other jewelry. Learn to cut glass and layer to create your desired effect. Pieces will be fired by...

Seth Haverkamp Figure Painting Workshop

Seth Haverkamp Figure Painting Workshop
09:00 am - 10/21/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

Figure Painting: Energized Start, Graceful Finish with Seth Haverkamp In this workshop, students will work from a live model to vigorously apply paint in simplified...

Beginning Stained Glass Workshop

Beginning Stained Glass Workshop
09:00 am - 09/30/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

This workshop is an introduction to the materials and techniques of working in stained glass. You will be introduced to the various types of glass and how they are...

Playing With Fire Workshop

Playing With Fire Workshop
01:30 pm - 08/26/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

An introduction to lampworking beads, this 2 hour workshop will teach you how to melt glass rods to make beautiful one-of-a-kind glass beads! Learn the basics of...

Carving Stamps for Paper or Clay Workshop

Carving Stamps for Paper or Clay Workshop
10:00 am - 08/05/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

Stamps are valuable tools for many artists. For painters, printmakers, drawers, and clay artists, this class will teach you to carve your own designs for use in...

Portrait Painting with Seth Haverkamp Workshop

Portrait Painting with Seth Haverkamp Workshop
09:00 am - 07/15/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

This is the follow on class to the demonstration that was given in May. Portrait Painting: Clothed, within an Interior with Seth Haverkamp July 15 & 16, 9 am -...

Layering & Transferring Underglazes to Create a ‘Quilted’ Vase

Layering & Transferring Underglazes to Create a ‘Quilted’ Vase
09:30 am - 06/24/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

Layering & Transferring Underglazes to Create a ‘Quilted’ Vase Workshop Instructor: Jane Cartwright Date: Saturday, June 24th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tuition: $60,...

Bezel Set Ring Workshop with Meredith Middleton

Bezel Set Ring Workshop with Meredith Middleton
09:00 am - 05/13/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

Bezel Set Ring Workshop with Meredith Middleton May 13, 9 AM to 4 PM Tuition- $95, $80 members Materials fee: $25 Tool kit: $55 Are you ready to take your foundational...

Portrait Painting: Clothed, within an Interior w/Seth Haverkamp

Portrait Painting: Clothed, within an Interior w/Seth Haverkamp
06:30 pm - 05/03/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

Clear your calendars!!! We have something very special to announce today. A very talented painter has agreed to come to town to give us a demonstration, and then...

Let's Make a Big Pot Workshop

Let's Make a Big Pot Workshop
09:00 am - 03/19/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

For those that have been wanted to create a vessel in a larger scale than they are currently working. This workshop will teach you how to make a large pot using...

Movers, Shakers, Mentors Makers II - Opening Reception

Movers, Shakers, Mentors Makers II - Opening Reception
06:30 pm - 03/17/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

The next installation in our galleries will be the Instructor/Student Show entitled "Movers, Shakers, Mentors, Makers II". This will showcase some works by our current...

Fundamentals of Silversmithing

Fundamentals of Silversmithing
09:00 am - 02/11/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

We have a terrific workshop coming up with Meredith Middleton on the Fundamentals of Silversmithing. Ever been intrigued with handmade silver jewelry and want to...

Souper Bowl 2017

Souper Bowl 2017
05:00 pm - 02/03/2017

At Oak Ridge Art Center

It's that time of year again, our annual Soup Dinner Fundraiser is here. Enjoy a soup dinner with dessert and take home an original handmade soup bowl made by one...

Holiday Reception - Art of the Creche

Holiday Reception - Art of the Creche
02:00 pm - 12/04/2016

At Oak Ridge Art Center

Rather than hosting our standard opening reception for our new show that opens on Nove. 19th we opted to host a Holiday Reception on Dec. 4th. All are welcome to...

Gallery of Holiday Shops and Bake Sale

Gallery of Holiday Shops and Bake Sale
09:00 am - 11/12/2016

At Oak Ridge Art Center

Gallery of Holiday Shops and Bake Sale is our annual fine art and craft sale held in November each year. It features handmade fine crafts such as jewelry of all...

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