Sign up for Pumpkin making class



Fall is in the air, and pumpkins are on the mind of Shanna Dees Gaspard, president of the Depot Art Guild and instructor of the Happy Hours craft class that will be taught on Sept. 16.

Gaspard will teach her students how to make wooden decorative pumpkins of all sizes and colors.

The class will be taught from 1-4 o’clock on Saturday afternoon at the Many Historical Depot Museum. Class size is limited so interested students are encouraged to call 318-602-1614 to reserve a place. The $20 fee is for supplies and materials.

Gaspard likes the idea of making pumpkins because, as she said, “Pumpkins can be used for home decor from now through Thanksgiving when we start putting up Christmas decorations.”

A talented painter, Gaspard enjoys crafts as well. She has studied art under some well-known painters and now enjoys teaching students her techniques.

She also likes the new name that the painting, art and jewelry making classes use — Happy Hours classes. Gaspard said the three creative hours spent on Saturdays at the Many Historic Depot Museum are quite happy because students, in addition to creating new works of art,also enjoy the time visiting with other students and making new friends.

The Happy Hours creative classes are sponsored on Saturday afternoons by the Depot Art Guild, Mayor Ken Freeman, the Cultural District Advisory Committee and the Many City Council.

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