TCAC urges creativity with two new art classes


GRAFTON— The Taylor County Arts Council will be hosting artist Charlie Cowger in October, as he teaches not one, but two art classes.

“We have had Charlie in the past, and we are so excited for him to be with us again,” share Taylor County Arts Council Member Holly Hill.

Cowger will work to release the inner artists in his students through two classes— Art with Charlie Cowger and Portrait Drawing with Charlie Cowger.

“We are looking for both interested art students, as well as models for the portrait drawing class,” shared Hill. “Models will be paid for their time.”

Models are needed in four different age groups including, 7-8-year-olds, 10-11-year olds, those 18-44 years of age and 65 years and older.

During the class, which is slated for October 28-29 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., individuals will focus on the proportions of the human face, and how to draw front, profile and three-quarters view portraits.

The Art with Charlie Cowger class will be held on Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Gallery 62 West, located on Main Street, in downtown Grafton. The classes are scheduled to run from October 12-Novemeber 2.

“This art class will be unlike any other, as Charlie plans to teach drawing, painting and/or air brushing,” explained Hill. “Students will be able to decided which medium they’d like to focus on following the first class.”

Hills said that Cowger would be able to individually interact with students during the classes.

Individuals will need to bring their own materials for the drawing and painting portions of the class. Air brush supplies will be provided.

“If you bring paints, only bring red, yellow, blue and white. We also ask that you leave your watercolors at home,” shred Hill.

Both classes are being offered for $40 a piece, and full or partial scholarships are being provided by the West Virginia Division of Cultural History.

To sign up for either class, or if you’re interested in being a model, please contact Holly Hill of the Taylor County Arts Council by phone at 304-376-5066.

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