OR Rec & Parks department offering fall art courses

(City of Oak Ridge press release) The City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will be offering two art classes this fall: a Fairy Self-Portrait class and a Pop Art Self-Portrait class, both taught by Melissa Bishop. 

The Fairy Self-Portrait class will meet on Thursdays beginning September 12 for six, one-hour sessions at the Oak Ridge Civic Center. The class is scheduled from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. on the designated days and will not meet over Oak Ridge Schools’ fall break. The dates are as follows: September 12, 19, 26, and October 17, 24, and 31. 

Participants in the Fairy Self-Portrait class will make a collage of themselves using pressed flowers, leaves, and other objects from nature, along with watercolor and drawing, to create a scene where they are the fairy. This class is for ages 10-14 years old. 

The Pop Art Self-Portrait class will also meet for six, one-hour sessions on Thursdays at the Civic Center. The class will be held from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. on designated days beginning on November 7. The class dates are: November 7, 14, 21 and December 5, 12, and 19. 

Participants in the Pop Art Self-Portrait class will turn themselves into an Andy Warhol-style work of art using colorful acrylic paints on an 8”x11” canvas. This class is also recommended for ages 10-14. 

Images from both classes can be framed or saved digitally for use on greeting cards, postcards, magnets, and more. The cost for each six-week session is $75, with all supplies included. 

Online registration is open now and can be completed at http://bit.ly/OR-Class-Registration. Space is limited and spots are expected to fill up prior to the end of the registration period. 

Questions or requests for additional information can be directed to the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department at (865) 425-3450.

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