BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS –
Mena Art Gallery has been conducting Children’s Art Classes for many years, but now we have a new approach: classes for youth and beginner adults. Students for these classes should be at least 10 years old, but they are also suitable for adults who are beginners in the art field.
Our instructor is Nicky Dempsey, a talented artist who has many years experience teaching both children and adults.
These classes will go back to the basics: how to mix colors using only the three primary colors and white (did you realize that any color—even black—can be mixed from the primaries?), terms to communicate about art, and construction methods. The focus will be on three-dimensional art (with some work on two dimensional art as well). The classes are three hours long and will be on the second Saturday of each month from 11:00 am to 2 pm. Fee is $3 per class.
Whatever project the class decides on will begin with basic instructions and will continue over several classes so that students will have ample opportunity to complete their projects.
Please call the gallery at 479-394-3880 to reserve your space in these exciting new classes.
We are still searching for a qualified instructor for the younger children and will resume those classes as soon as we find someone with the necessary skills both in art and in working with children. Deborah Longest, who passed away a few weeks ago, had been handling these children’s classes and she is sorely missed.