SAAC invites you to “pop” in and get out of the heat so you can uncork your creativity at the August Corks and Canvas art class! This month’s Corks and Canvas class is being led by popular local artist Marla Tomlinson and will be held on Thursday, August 15 from 6-9pm. This will be a fun-filled night of painting designed for people who have always wanted to try their hand at art while also having some fun along the way.

This month, our artist Marla has chosen an acrylic painting of poppin’ red hot poppies for the project. The red poppy is known to symbolize remembrance, resilience, and peace. You will create your own 12x 12 painting of this bold and beautiful wildflower that you can hang in your home.

Marla, who is originally from Northwest Florida, moved to El Dorado in 2014. “One of the first things I discovered was the arts center,” she said. “I joined as a member and I have exhibited work in the SAAC shows every year since as well as hosted a solo exhibition in 2020.” In addition to teaching corks and canvas, Marla has also served as member of the visual arts committee at SAAC.

Corks and Canvas classes have something for everyone from the newbie to the seasoned artist. No experience is needed. Enjoy a time of relaxation with your friends re-creating the featured painting of the night. Paints, brushes, and all the supplies are provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own drink of choice.

You can register for the hands-on workshop on SAAC’s website, or call the office at 870-862-5474. Limit of 12 participants. The workshop fee is $40.

South Arkansas Arts Center