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Painting in the Style of Cave Dwellers, Roman Portrait Artists and French Impressionists

Appalachian Arts Center offers a new series of art classes for kids this Spring. Led by master watercolor artist and mural painter, Ellen Elmes, participants will engage in hands-on techniques utilized by artists over a long span of art history. These creative activities will include learning how paint was made from scratch and put on cave walls by Prehistoric painters; painting with wax and pigment to make people portraits in the Roman encaustic style; and using layered dots and brush strokes to make "impressionistic" landscapes. Children ages 5-12 are eligible for this class, and should wear old clothes or bring a smock or old shirt to cover their clothes while painting. All painting supplies will be provided. The classes will be held from 4:00-6:00PM on Thursdays: April 18, April 25, and May 2, 2013 at Appalachian Arts Center. Tuition for the 3 class series is $50.00, but scholarships are available. Please call Appalachian Arts Center at 276.596.9188 to register for the classes, or for more information about scholarships. There is space in the class for twelve children and participants will be registered for the class on a first-come, first-served basis.

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