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Did you make a new year’s resolution to learn how to paint or hone your painting skills? If so, this opportunity is for you!
The Pittsboro Gallery of Arts, located in downtown Pittsboro, is offering three classes this winter and spring for people interested in painting: All About Color with Cat Mahin; Beginning Watercolor Painting (Introductory Class) with Beth Bale; and Intermediate Watercolor Painting with Beth Bale. All of these classes are in-person (all students are required to wear masks) at the Gallery.
For Gallery president and class instructor Beth Bale, having students in the studio, rather than virtual, is important to be able to provide personal instruction during the classes. “We have been teaching classes at Pittsboro Gallery of Arts most of this year; we have not done any virtual classes,” says Beth. “The painting process, for me as a teacher, is about providing individual instruction. I like to see and help students feel the techniques.”
If you’re new to painting, Beth notes that her introductory class and Cat’s class on color are both novice-friendly. “For those without experience and new to painting, both Cat’s color class and my beginner class are great for a novice — no experience is necessary. My beginner classes usually have several students who have never painted at all, but they often say they have always wanted to try and they finally are doing it. It’s often a bucket list thing.” Beth’s intermediate series is for those who already have some experience with watercolor painting and are comfortable with the basic tenets of techniques and color mixing. Students taking the intermediate series usually already do some painting on their own and want to improve these skills to a higher level.
If you’re not ready to take classes just yet, we still encourage you to visit the Gallery, which is home to many works of art from artists in the area. The Gallery will also share a video every month showing work presently on display at the gallery. Check out their website to learn more.
Come support the Gallery this winter by taking a class or visiting the Gallery to see the wide variety of art!