Thursday, July 12, 2012
Art classes begin Aug. 2 in Byhalia
By SUE WATSON
The Byhalia Arts Council will offer watercolor painting classes in August.
Margaret Williams is teaching the class. She has studied and worked with art since high school days at Overton in Memphis, Tenn. She attended Woods Junior College in Matheson.
Her main media is watercolor and drawing.
Williams taught water color in the Panama Canal Zone, while working as a civilian for the Army. Her husband was in the Army at the time.
She had her first show in Panama. Most of her work has been done for gifts or as commissions.
Williams said she was invited by Faye Woods, with the Byhalia Arts Council, after Woods saw some of her work.
“My main objective in this – with everybody’s busy lifestyle – is people don’t have the money or time for oil painting,” Williams said. “Watercolors are inexpensive, dry extremely fast, and can be put away almost immediately.”
She will be teaching at basic and intermediate level. The fee includes all art supplies. Students will leave each class with a finished painting.
Williams said painting is a “great stress reliever and brings total relaxation.”
“You are always surprised with what happens every time you paint,” she said. “Clean-up is easy; there is no smell. We will learn basic technique and meet new friends.”
Everyone is invited to take the class – children and adults. Classes will be held in the Byhalia Town Hall building behind the old school building.
The police department operates round the clock out of the same building so there is security at all times and it is safe to come and go.
“I’d like people to experience the joy of creating,” Williams said. “They do not have to have talent. Everybody’s got talent. I want them to bring it out, to let them create. This is my passion.”
Classes will be held beginning Thursday, August 2, and continue on the 9th, 16th, and 23rd.
Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8 p.m.
For more information and to register, call 1-662-838-7078 after 6 p.m.
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