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The Kimball Art Center Invites The Community To Get Their Hands Dirty


The Kimball Art Center is opening their doors to artists of all levels at their event on Thursday – in hopes of whetting your whistle. Melissa Allison has more:

The Kimball Art Center wants you to do more than just look at their art – they want you to make some of your own. They’re hosting their second art sampler called, Open Studio Evening.

It’s for people 17 years old and older and while you can register for the event online – the classes are on a first come, first serve basis.

Education Director Heather Stamenov said the evening starts from the moment you walk in the door.

“So, you show up at 6 o’clock, you get to meet some of our teachers, kind of look around some of our studios," Stamenov said. "There’s a cash bar and then you get to choose your first class. You go into your first class for 30 minutes - get to be led by art teachers from the Kimball Art Center. They’ll walk you through a project and then you’ll walk away with a nice piece. After that, you get to chat with other participants and kind of find out what they did, what you did, and then pick your second class and do it all over again.”

Thursday’s event has six classes to choose from using several different mediums for participants to choose from.

We’ve got drawing, paining, print making, ceramics, some small jewelry and then welding,” Stamenov said.

“Okay, so you can do welding in a half hour, huh?” KPCW asked.

“I know, right?" Stamenov said. "It’s a tiny little intro course so you obviously won’t make a finished, giant welding sculpture, but you’ll walk away with something.”

The event is $35 and goes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. For more information or to register for the class visit kimballartcenter.org.

I’m Melissa Allison, KPCW News.