Would you like to discover your “inner artist”? Or learn a new type of painting technique? If your answer is “yes”, and you live in Southern Illinois, then come take a fall art class at the Little Egypt Arts Centre on the Square in Downtown Marion! The Centre is operated by volunteer members of the Little Egypt Arts Association (LEAA), and is a beehive of art related activity almost every day of the week.
Tuesday is a popular day for painting classes. Beginning oil painting runs from August 17-September 7 and class time is 9:00-12:00 P.M. Cost is $35 for LEAA members, and the instructor is Linda Martin. Artist Betty Jesse will teach a painting class called “Portraits of Peggy” starting September 14 and ending October 19, from 10:00-3:00 P.M., with a break for lunch. The cost is $60.
Colleen Thompson will be teaching watercolor painting on Wednesdays from October 13-November 17. Classes run from 10:00-1:00 P.M., and the cost is $52.00 for members and $67.00 for nonmembers.
I’m Impressionist artist Missy Carstens, and am thrilled to be celebrating my 20th anniversary as an art teacher this year with a full slate of Thursday fall art classes! “Little Picassos” classes for toddlers ages 2 and 3 and their caregivers meet from 9:00-10:00 A.M., and “Young Monets” ages 4-6 meet from 10:00-11:00 A.M. These classes will start Aug. 26 and end Sept. 30, and the cost is $35.
“Lunch Hour Artists” is an acrylic painting class designed for the adult who has limited time, but wants to learn to create paintings. Students can drop in anytime between 11:00 and 1:00 P.M. Class will start Aug. 26 and end Sept. 30. Cost is $50 for LEAA members and $65 for nonmembers. All supplies will be furnished. This class will be flexible, and is designed for students from beginners who have never held a paintbrush up to intermediate artists with some experience.
Homeschoolers’ semi-private art lessons will be offered from 1:00-4:00 P.M. starting Aug. 26 and ending Sept. 30. One hour long classes are limited to 4 homeschooled children of similar ages or sibling groups. The cost is $40 per 6 week session. “Radical Rembrandts” sessions 1 and 2 are after school classes for children ages 7-14, and will be held from 4:00-5:00 P.M. Session 1 is for children age 7-9 and runs from August 26-September 30. Session 2 is for students age 10-14 and runs from November 4-December 16. The cost for these classes is $35.
If you would like to sign up for any of the fall art classes, just call the Arts Centre at (618)998-8530. Open hours are Mondays from 9:00-1:00 P.M., and Tuesdays-Saturdays from 11:00-3:00 P.M. MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Remember, class times and dates may be subject to change. Come join us and learn something new!
Source: Little Egypt Arts Association