For more information, contact the instructor directly.



Pegi Sharp








Pegi Barnes-Sharp

Oil Painting – Tuesdays, 9 am – 12 noon
Water Color – Mondays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The classroom setting allows Pegi to lead and expose others to the utilization of many mediums, and the concepts of color and design.  In this setting, attendees are encouraged to explore and more forward to achieve their personal creative success.

Classes are offered in oil and watercolor.  

She is currently accepting participants into the evening watercolor class only. For more information please contact Pegi at


For more information on her classes, please contact Pegi at 252-235-8878.










Alison Hesmer

Acrylic Painting for Youth – Wednesdays afternoons

Please contact Alison for other available times or individual instruction at 252-291-4040.

“Art is the way we make sense of the world.” I’m not sure who said this, but I add my Amen. Visual arts bring color to the world, and mixing colors, bright and exuberant, defines the way I paint. I enjoy painting in acrylic and oil those (mostly) small moments that define our lives. In my work, I celebrate the slow, southern, faithful rhythm of life in our community and the repetition of simple joys, reminding me year after year that God is good. Animals and nature are favorite subjects of mind, and I love painting pet portraits, florals, travels and local landscapes.

Children’s Classes

It’s a privilege to teach children how to give voice to thought and emotion, creating something tangible they can see, touch and feel. I’ve taught children from ages 2 to 19 and I’m often amazed at the whimsy, beauty and freedom of expression they bring to their art. As I see it, my job is to pass along the traditions of art while leading each student toward the realm of possibility. I teach children in small group settings or one on one. I also offer fun summer camps as well as birthday parties tailored to your child’s interests.


If you would like to view my paintings or register your child for lessons, please call me at 252-291-4040 or email me at










Dwight Mitchell

Oil Painting – Tuesdays, 1 pm – 4 pm
Oil Painting – Saturdays, 9 am – 12 noon

Summer Art Camps for Children, TBA


For more information or to join one of Dwight’s classes, contact him at or call 252-813-1891










Oona Payne Lewis

Oil Painting – Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oil Painting – Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Oona had been teaching principles and techniques in oil painting for twelve years. At this time, her classes are filled and she is not taking new students. Several times a year, she teaches through the “Paint & Pour” program at the Arts Council of Wilson.


Please contact the Arts Council at 252-291-4329 for a schedule.


Special Events

“Magnificent Maine Painting Adventure” Sept. 12 – 18, 2015; Taught by Pegi Barnes-Sharp and Oona Payne Lewis. A plein air oil painting trip to Bar Harbor, Maine. This is an intensive five-day workshop where students will immerse themselves in the beauty of coastal Maine and the Acadia National Park. Students need to be able to manage steps and short walks, and have a basic knowledge of painting. Please contact Pegi or Oona at the above numbers for more information.