Art Uncorked: Class blends acrylics, wine and good times into artworkPublished 8:06pm Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Grab a bottle and a friend and head to the Inner Banks Artisans’ Center where, Friday, Nov. 1 you will find renowned artist Bob Pittman ready to teach you.
The center’s latest Art Uncorked will offer lessons in acrylic painting from Pittman. The $35 fee covers the lesson, paints, brushes and a 12-inch by 16-inch canvas. Water, soft drinks and snacks will be provided.
“We supply everything except the wine,” said Robert Henkel, owner of the center. “We’ve had them before, and it’s just a fun evening.”
Henkel said he has had about five or six Art Uncorked classes, so far. If this one is as successful as the others have been, it could become a monthly event, he said.
“We’ve had four or five of them; actually they come back for second and third ones,” Henkel said. “Anybody can do it. He takes them through it step by step.”
Pittman is one of the center’s newest additions. He and four colleagues opened the gallery, For Artists, which occupies a space at the center.
For Artists painter Lou Everett said Pittman is ideal for instruction.
“He has years of experience drawing and teaching others to draw and paint,” she said. “He has a very good sense of humor, and he’s nurturing and supportive.”
Pittman, who also teaches classes in Oriental, said he would be willing to start a class in Washington if there is enough interest.
Students will have options of painting a landscape with a barn, a seascape with a boat or a flower during Friday’s class. Because of the different choices, Everett said, Pittman would offer individual instruction to those in the class.
There are no wrong choices, Everett said, adding all choices would lead to a fun night.
“I think part of it is it is an opportunity to try out a new way of being creative,” Everett said. “But there is always the fellowship of sharing the experience with others.”
Inner Banks Artisans’ Center is located at 158 W. Main St. in Washington. Art Uncorked classes are limited to 12 participants, first come, first served. To preregister for the 6 p.m. Nov. 1 class, visit Inner Banks Artisans’ Center or mail the fee to Lou Everett, 2257 Leon Drive, Greenville, NC 27858. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lou Everett at 252-341-5495.