Summer art classes starting in Cherokee

Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee is offering the chance to learn mixed media drawing and realist oil painting in June.

Mixed media drawing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays from May 30 to June 6. This course will invite students to be experimental with a variety of materials by drawing on paper, then adding collage materials to create layers and two-dimensional depth. Participants will learn how to build a multi-layered drawing and collage composition using a variety of drawing and scrap materials on sturdy paper primed with gesso. The cost is $36.

A course titled “Learning from the Old Masters” will run from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday from June 1 to 22. Students will learn to construct a realist oil painting using techniques similar to that of 16th and 17th century European masters such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer.

Participants should provide their own materials, which consist of a basic paint set, selection of brushes, mediums and a surface to paint on. The cost is $62.

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