The next session of the Inspired Art Ministry (Iam) classes begins the week of July 23 with drawing classes on Mondays from 1-4 p.m. and painting classes on Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m. at the Waynesville First Baptist Church.
Sessions run for six weeks but attendees may come to one class at a time. Beginners through advanced and artists looking for open studio space in which to work are welcome. Classes are taught by Char Avrunin, who also offers private lessons.
Iam includes an art library of how-to books to check out; makes field trips to museums and art shows of note; has an annual art shows; participates in local shows and offers discounts at local art stores and frame shops. Iam is a non-profit corporation that tithes on all income to the First Baptist Church for the privilege of using the spaces.