SAAC invites you to Corks and Canvas on February 16 from 6:00-9:00pm. This month’s fun and casual class will be led by artist Jessica Kearns, a new instructor at SAAC and longtime art educator. If you’re looking for a fun night out with friends, sign up your girl squad for this Corks and Canvas!

Jessica will be teaching two projects this class. The first project, entitled “Lighting Up My Future” is a painted water bottle lantern. “This recycled bottle is painted with bright paint personally selected to represent my mood, dreams for the future and excitement to light up my future aspirations,” she said. “The solar light signifies my beacon of hope and when lit at night it illuminates my way even when I dream. Creating this piece called, ‘Lighting Up My Future’ gives me hope that positive change will come and, in turn, will enlighten others how some in this world don’t have access to safe lighting. One light on will inspire others to light theirs!” The cost of this class will be donated by Jessica to fight light poverty in Kenya.

Her second project for the night is a beautiful “Bee Warm in the Sun” painted wine glass. Jessica said about her choice to paint a wine glass in this class, “this project was inspired by my favorite flower – the sunflower! Sunflowers always made me feel happy and warm. I love how this flower species will follow the sun’s movements during the day. When I think of sipping my favorite drink in the sun, I feel inspired to create art and I am happy. This wine glass was created with glass enamel paint. Come and paint your flower inspired wine glass with a bee or lady bug!”

Jessica is an artist, works at Murphy USA in Asset Development and was an art teacher who taught kindergarten through sixth grade Art Education for 21 years in New York. In addition, she developed and runs Chong Watermark, a company which creates personalized paintings and her own mixed media paintings for community members.

Cost of this class is $40.00 and supplies and snacks are included. Bring your beverage of choice.

For more information about or to register for this month’s Corks and Canvas, please call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474.

South Arkansas Arts Center