TAYLOR COUNTY—The Taylor County Arts Council (TCAC) has a mission to instill in the residents a love of all things creative, and to help draw folks into the world of art, they will be offering various classes in the coming weeks.
“It reflects our mission statement, art for all,” shared a member. “The TCAC works to bring the arts in all of its varied forms to all, with particular emphasis on introducing the arts to our youth.”
And while the council was forced to forgo classes for a while, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are happy to announce that they are once again hosting classes geared at helping residents explore their creative sides.
To start off the month, the TCAC will be offering residents a way to change the scenery they see outside of their windows.
Through their Mixed Media Workshop, participants will be able to create a picturesque scene through a window, giving them a way to not only be creative, but to make something that will help them escape their everyday sights.
The first session of the workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 10 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., followed by a second sitting the following week, on Wednesday, November 17, again from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
During the hour-and-a-half long workshop, participants will be provided with everything they need to create their own window scene, including the window.
“Come with your design in mind, or follow along with Instructor Diane Parker, to create a unique landscape,” commented a TCAC member.
The workshop is being offered for just $35 to those who wish to get artistic. And what is even better is that the proceeds from the class will be used to benefit two important community charities: the arts council and Taylor County Family Resources.
Then, beginning on Thursday, November 11, the TCAC will be offering residents another way to get creative with their newest class, Beginner’s Oil and Acrylic Painting.
Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. until December 9.
During these hour-and-a-half long classes, participants will be taught the basics of drawing and composition before moving into the fine art of painting, as taught by the talented Parker.
“You’ll be given an opportunity to work with one or both media,” said a TCAC member. “Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to work one-on-one with this awesome artist!”
The Beginner’s Oil and Acrylic Panting classes will be offered at a rate of $20 on the first night and each additional meeting will cost $10, with all fees covering the cost of canvasses and paint.
And in addition to their fall classes, the TCAC is happy to announce that Kringle Krafts has returned this year, offering youngsters a way to create one-of-a-kind crafts and Christmas gifts.
Be sure to bring the kids out on Thursdays throughout the month until December 16 and let them take part in imaginative sessions that are sure to be fun, exciting and entertaining, while they get their creative juices flowing, all in the name of spreading Christmas cheer to those they love.
Kringle Krafts is being held in the TCAC’s classroom, located in Gallery 62 West, on Main Street from 4:00-6:00 p.m., each week.
Those wishing to take part in the fall classes being offered by the TCAC are encouraged to call 304-265-5500 for more information or to register.
“These classes and workshops are something you don’t want to miss, so be sure to hurry and reserve your spot now,” voiced the TCAC member.