Get happy and paint


Happy Hours classes are now offered in the Many Historic Depot Museum on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month.

“We call them Happy Hours classes because everyone has such a good time, making something beautiful, visiting with old friends and making new friends,” said Shanna Dees Gaspard, a member of the Many Cultural District Advisory Committee and president of the Depot Art Guild.

The painting for the month of October is “Farmhouse Forsythias.” A rustic farmhouse wooden wall is the background for a vase of yellow forsythias. It is a unique painting that will go well in any home—whether farmhouse or suburban home.

Kimberley Remedies, talented artist and member of the Art Guild, will teach this Happy Hours Painting Class on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Many Depot Art Gallery. It’s important to call 337-424-6526 to reserve a spot in the class because space is limited. There is a $20 fee to pay for supplies and materials (canvas, paints and brushes).

Other Happy Hours classes are scheduled for October. Crafts class will be on Oct. 21 and new Jewelry Design and Jewelry Making is scheduled for Oct. 28.

A photography class will be the newest class taught, beginning in January 2018. That class will be taught on the first Saturday of every month.

“We’re pleased that we were finally able to reach an agreement with a very talented commercial photographer named Teresa Hunt, and she will begin teaching these classes after the first of 2018,” Mary Brocato, chairperson of the Many Cultural District, said. “We will have Happy Hours every Saturday of the month in 2018. That has been our goal– to offer classes that have something for everyone. If you love painting, we have a painting class. If you’ve always wanted to make jewelry, we now have a jewelry class. If photography is your interest, we will have a photography class.”

The Happy Hours classes are sponsored by the Many Cultural District Advisory Committee, the Many Depot Art Guild, the Town of Many, and Many Mayor Ken Freeman.

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