Next series of free Tryon Painters & Sculptors classes to begin this fall

Published 8:00 am Thursday, August 23, 2018

Thanks to a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation and the Mary F. Kessler fund, Tryon Painters & Sculptors is offering a series of classes — two of which have already taken place this year.

The third and fourth in the series are “Figure Drawing,” taught by Merry-Beth Noble, and “Turner to Pollack, Acrylics in Action,” taught by Pat Cole-Ferullo. Classroom size is limited.

The goal of the figure drawing class will be for students to build skills in accurate depiction of the human figure. Materials and model will be provided.

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The acrylics class will be a series of three hour sessions that combine art history and application to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of abstract art.

PCCF has long been a supporter of TPS, and in this year’s grant, a portion was designated to be used by TPS to offer up to four instructional courses in 2018 at no cost to course participants who are residents of Polk County and one Landrum ZIP code.

Residents of Polk County and Landrum ZIP code 29356, ages 20 and older, may take the class free of charge. A fee is charged for nonresidents.       

The free drawing class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 10 through Oct. 15 downstairs at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors Gallery, 78 N. Trade St., Tryon.

The abstract class will begin Oct. 12 and ends Nov. 16.

For registration and additional information about this event, as well as upcoming shows, classes, workshops and demonstrations, people may visit  or may come by the downtown gallery and studios.

– Submitted article