Classes at Tryon Fine Arts Center start Sept. 20 and 21

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tryon Fine Arts Center classes for children and youth will resume Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21 offering Kindermusik for two age groups and oil painting for students in middle and high school.

The Kindermusik classes offered for six weeks this fall are:

• Do-Si-Do – ages newborn – 2: Fridays, Sept. 20-Oct. 25, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

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• How Do You Feel – 2-7 year olds: Saturdays, Sept. 21-Oct. 26, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Both Kindermusik classes are research-based curricula designed to lay foundation for future learning, as well as strengthen the parent/child bonds and provide parenting support through musical activities. Home materials such as a CD with songs from class, an instrument and activities to continue the learning at home are included in the cost of the program. Bryant Belin, licensed Kindermusik educator, will lead both classes.

Artist Margaret Curtis will instruct a nine-week oil painting class for middle and high school students, which will meet on Saturdays, noon-3 p.m. from Sept. 21 – Nov. 16. In discussing her teaching techniques, Curtis says, “I always strive as a teacher to teach basic concepts of painting while respecting the individuality of each artist, including their unique ‘hand’.”

This foundational class is based on a college level curriculum developed by Curtis. Tuition includes all materials used in class.

For information or to register, call TFAC Education Director Marianne Carruth at 828-859-8322 or visit

– article submitted by Marianne Carruth