FLO Kids

FLO Kids is our children’s art program, for children entering 1st through 6th grade. Special events are held during the school year and an average of one workshop a week is held during the summer months.

These programs provide professional instruction in the fine arts and heritage crafts including plein air painting, still life painting with oils, landscape painting with oil sticks, chinese ink painting, abstract painting in acrylics, felting with wool, weaving baskets and more . . .

CALL 336-846-3827 TO REGISTER



August 1 – 3, $35, Registration Required

 The Many Faces of Me: Self Portraits with Instructor Cora Mae Pipkin


1st – 3rd grade ( 10 – 11:30 am)

4th – 6th grade ( 1:30 – 3:30 pm)



Cora Mae Pipkin

National award-winning artist, Cora Mae Zimmerman Pipkin loves to explore a wide variety of methods, materials, and techniques in her artistic journey to colorful and interesting art.  Most every piece of her art has its genesis in a strong emotional connection which underlies her creative drive. Not only does she draw from an abundance of materials, but also from a rich enthusiasm for life. Her works have a story to tell and a story that created them. The goal of Cora Mae’s work is to allow others to relate to her art and bring warmth, humor, and/or memories to their hearts.

CoraMae holds active memberships in the National Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society, Twin Rivers Art Association, the Arts Council of Carteret County, and is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. She has won numerous awards in local, regional, and national watermedia art shows.

A retired teacher of elementary and special education, CoraMae is a believer in perpetual learning and experimentation. She has studies with many internationally known artists to keep her mind and art fresh. CoraMae keeps her mind open to new ideas which she uses to share her insatiable desire to create meaningful art depicting life experiences, love of nature, and gift of creativity.



Florence Art School offers Free Pre K – Kindergarten Art classes held at the Ashe County Library.  Thursdays at 10:30 am, June 16th and 23rd & July 14th and 21st with instructor Marilyn Wooten.

Have a child who is in 7th grade and older? Please contact us and we have other options available including FLO Kids Ambassadors and First Fridays.