Gallery Offers Children's Summer Art Classes

Theresa Reiter will conduct her popular children’s art classes at Sunset River Marketplace this summer, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. Classes run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesdays.

The class schedule is:

June 20. Aboriginal Animal Paintings. Students will study the Australian Aborigine people and their art. They will study some of the moffits used by this artist to produce some of the most elaborate patterns using line, color and texture. The students will take home a 9 x 12 finished work.

June 27. No class.

July 4. Batiking made easy using Georgia O’Keeffe’s subject matter. Batiking is an ancient art developed over 2,000 years ago. Students will be introducted to line, color and composition using the techniques of batiking. The lesson will be intertwined with O’Keefe’s watercolor work. Sutdents will take home a finished piece feflective of both.

July 11. Shrink Art Masterpiece Jewelry. Students will create three pieces of jewelry by interprting famous works of art. Artists includes in this lesson weill be Picasso, Degas, Peter Max, Georgia O’Keefe, and Andy Warhol.

July 18. Under the Sea Paper Weight Cubes. Students will be introduced to three- dimensional arts while studying the importance of line, color, balance and rhythm in art. The student will begin with a ready-made cube in which they will design an underwatre scene. Included in this lesson is a handout with illustration of various marine lives for students who might need ideas. Students will use acrylic paint to produce the six-sided work, which will be sealed with acrylic sealer to make it durable and ready to take home.

July 25. Woodsies Extraordinary Wearables. Students need the experience of working feely and spontaneously. In this less on they creat wearable art using people, animals and symbols as a a basis for thier design.

August 1. Wonder Foam Collagraph Prints. Collagraph is a printing process which material is arranged icollage style on a rigid surface, coated wtih ink and then transferred to paper. In this lesson, students will use wonder foam to make the patterns on plates. Once students have designed their plates, they will use a variety of ink colors to produce their collagraph. Students will produce an 11 x 17 piece.

August 8. Grand Wood and David Hockney Landscapes. Students will create a landscape painting using bleeding art tissue and watercolor (pre-filled) paint sticks using the infludences of Wood and Hockney. students and teacher will compare and contrast both artists, enabling the students to focus on the qualities they like from each artist, resulting in a 9 x 12 completed piece.

August 15. Take-along Sketch Book. Students will discover the art of book-making. These books are a work of art in themselves. Students will leave with one fully function book each. The books can be used as sketch books, journals, address books or notebooks.

The charge is $15 per child per day. Parents are advised to call as soon as possible to reserve your children’s places in the class.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C. For information call 910-575-5999 or visit the website: