At First Presbyterian, we keep our eyes open for ways to stay engaged with the community. One of our new ventures is called Artists in Residence (AiR). We’ve turned a large room in our education building into an artists’ studio. Five established artists, working in partnership, have set up shop there. We’re grateful for the chance to have them come together under our roof to explore their visions and produce their work.

The artists are including an outreach component in their efforts: they take turns offering art classes, at very reasonable cost, to members of our church and the wider community. Some courses are being offered as a series of four weekly 90-minute sessions, at $5.00 per session. Others are being presented as one three-hour session for $10.00. In upcoming classes, students will produce watercolor paintings, dog portraits, and holiday cards via printmaking. Classes in mosaic art will return in 2019.

Dunes watercolor workshops are our September offering, with sessions on September 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 12:00-1:30 PM. The $5.00 charge per session will benefit Save the Dunes. Participants may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish.

All classes are in a ground-floor room accessible from Entrance A on Hohman.

The complete name of this collective effort is AiR: Breathing New Life into Old Spaces. We are glad to have Gladys, Dawn, Tony, Shari, and Kerri inhabiting our space!

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