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So You Think You Can Paint?

Lilburn Woman’s Club art class brings in hundreds of dollars for local art venue.

The Lilburn Woman’s Club Art department hosted the third in a series of local beginner painting classes this weekend that focused on educating the public in a fun, relaxed atmosphere while working to benefit a local art venue.

More than a dozen would-be artists met Saturday morning to try their hand at acrylics on canvas using this session’s inspiration – sunflowers.

All proceeds from this event are earmarked for the new Lilburn Cultural Arts Center.

The class was taught by Teresa Foster, co-chair of the LWC Art Program, and well-known local artist, Pat Shaver.

“What’s amazing to me,” says Foster, “is how everyone can start off using the same piece of inspirational art and at the end of the two-hour period, no two finished pieces look alike.  And each piece is beautiful in its own way.”

Foster thanked North Point Ministries for donating several boxes of blank canvases for the event, and  allowed the group to use its meeting room.

Linda Newton and grandson Jesse Newton shared a canvas and created their own work of art, which Jesse is looking forward to hanging in his new bedroom.

In case you missed the earlier sessions, the first So You Think You Can Paint class used a large vase of hydrangeas as its inspiration and proceeds went to fund a handful of scholarships for drama camp at the Aurora Theater.

The second SYTYCP class used a scene of water lilies and proceeds benefited the Heritage Healthcare nursing home.

No date has been confirmed yet for the fourth in this series of art classes, however rumor has it that the next class will use some version of still life for its inspiration.

Helga Browder July 12, 2011 at 12:48 PM
What a wonderful activity. Wish I could attend, but it is a little too far to drive from Clarksville, TN.

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