Wyoming Arts Council

Lander Art Center starts 2009 classes

Here’s a message from Lennie Poitras, director of the Lander Art Center:

This week we started preschool and homeschool classes. If you missed them there is still time.

Starting Tuesday is Susan Grinels’ Drawing/Pastel class. It will be held from 7-9 p.m., Jan. 13-Mar. 3. Price: $40 punchcard or $8 per class.

Susan Grinels is an award winning multi-media artist who specializes in pastels. Enjoy a stimulating class aimed at developing your drawing skills and pumping up your colors with pastels. Classes will start out with short warm up drawing exercises and attendees will work from a still life or their own photos.

Monday from 1-3 p.m. will be the first afternoon Open Studio. Susan Grinels will give an introduction to drawing/painting from photos. Drop in with your art materials and enjoy the creative atmosphere.

Silversmithing class will be held on Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Jan. 19 through Mar. 9. Cost is $135, $140 nonmembers; basic materials provided.

Instructor Lennie Poitras has been working with metals for the last five years and is the owner of her own business, Botanica Bead & Jewelry. This is a basic, project-based metalworking class. Students learn to form metals by stamping, sawing, cutting, dapping, riveting and wiring using basic tools, stone setting and joining metals using torches and soldering.

Call the Lander Art Center at 332-5772; email at landerartcenter@bresnan.net

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