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Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: Ostrich the Truth

  • Beckley Art Center 600 Johnstown Road Beckley, WV 25801 (map)

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

AUGUST 10: Ostrich the Truth

Yes, I was serious. We're going to cover the floor with newspaper and start some mud-slinging. And ostriches will be the result. You'll have a time limit for each ostrich, starting with one minute sessions and ending in one twenty minute session. Please note that live ostriches will NOT be available, as I could find no willing ostriches for a reasonable price.

NEEDED SUPPLIES: You will get dirt and rocks. You can also bring some, but I don't know why you would. Please bring paper, preferably 18x24 inches.

Earlier Event: August 10
COMICS: Second Draft Workshop
Later Event: August 11
COMICS: Comics and the Theatrical