The Cumberland Gap Artist’s Co-op will be hosting weekend painting classes outdoors. The Classes will be held in Friendship Park located adjacent to the Artist’s Co-op building every Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
The classes, called Paining in the Park will be taught by Co-op member Cora Pat Howard. Requirements to participate are only to bring your own materials — paint (acrylic or oils), brushes and 11×14 canvas.’ Entry to the class is $10. Artists of all skill levels are welcome.
“It’s a great time of year to be outside, and people have a lot more free time in the Summer,” said Howard. “It will be a fun time for all and everyone is welcome. So many people have ‘learning to paint’ on their bucket lists and this is a great time to start.”
In cases of rain the classes will be held inside the Co-op.
The Co-op shop includes paintings, woodwork, photography, pottery and more from artists in the Tri-State area.
“We are not set up to make money,” said Howard. “We are here to promote Appalachian art from the Tri-State,”
The Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op is also seeking new members.
“There are so many great artists in this area — here in Tennessee, Virginia, Middlesboro, and we need those people,” said art co-op member Walter Mathews.
The Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op has art from all its members on display at the shop. They offer classes, workshops and demonstrations to the public year round. The shop is located at 521 Colwyn Ave. in Cumberland Gap.
More details about the Artist’s Co-op, their workshops and coming events can be found online at their website cumberlandgapartistscoop.com, or visit them on facebook.
Cora Pat Howard can be reached at (606) 269-1281.
Reach William Tribell at (865) 978 – 3337 or on Twitter @wtribellmdn.