TFAC offers oil painting class for teens with Margaret Curtis beginning Oct. 6

Published 6:51 pm Monday, September 24, 2012

Tryon Fine Arts Center will offer an oil painting class with artist Margaret Curtis for teenaged students on Saturdays starting Oct. 6. The class will meet in Studio B at

Margaret Curtis, oil painting instructor at Tryon Fine Arts Center. (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)

TFAC from noon – 3 p.m.
This is a foundational college level art class in painting with oils and is offered to motivated middle school and high school students. The focus will be on individual development of student skills, initially using primary colors and learning mixing techniques.
Projects will start with still life and as the teacher becomes familiar with students’ strengths, the course will expand to take in various subjects such as (clothed) figure painting. The course will be offered in three nine-week trimesters throughout the academic year with each trimester being a stand-alone course. The first trimester will begin Oct. 6 and run through Dec. 8.
Curtis has many years of experience throughout the country as an artist, instructor and curator. Some of her teaching experience was in New York City with adults at the School of Visual Arts as well as underprivileged children at The Studio in a School. She also had solo exhibitions in many galleries in the northeast and has been part of group exhibitions nationwide. Curtis has lectured at SUNY, Washington University and Vassar, just to name a few. In addition she has served as a visiting artist at Illinois State University, Bennington College in Vermont and Yale’s Norfolk, Ct. campus.
Curtis currently lives with her husband and children in Tryon.
Oil painting is a new addition to the Arts in Education program at Tryon Fine Arts Center, led by director Marianne Carruth. TFAC also offers Kindermusik and art classes for preschool children.
Tryon Fine Arts Center is located on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. For more information or to register, contact Carruth at 828-859-8322, ext. 213 or e-mail
– article submitted
by Marianne Carruth

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