Have you ever wanted to paint your pup or color your cat? Now you can with this month’s Corks and Canvas class at South Arkansas Arts Center! We ARE referring to portraits, of course. “Paint your Pet’s Portrait” Corks and Canvas class will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 6:00pm at SAAC. This special workshop will be hosted by local artist Michaela Gross who specializes in pet portraiture.

Online Registration • click on the link below
Limit of 10 participants. The workshop fee is $40.

These painting classes have something for everyone, from the newbie to the seasoned painter. Enjoy a time of relaxation with your friends re-creating the featured painting of the night. Paint, brushes, and all the supplies are provided, and an experienced, award-winning local artist leads you step-by-step through the process to complete a work of art in three hours.

In order to participate in this session, Michaela will need a picture of your pet at least a week in advance of the class. Michaela will prep the canvas, draw the pet, then guests will paint it in the workshop. Participants will be contacted by email as to where to send their pet’s photo after they have registered for the class.

“I’m Michaela Gross, a local artist in El Dorado, and I paint portraits of people’s beloved pets. I would love to see all of your sweet fur babies and paint a portrait of them with you! Paint your pet is always such a fun class and I can’t wait to see what you create!”

Michaela grew up in Louisiana but moved to El Dorado before starting junior high. Moving to south Arkansas helped her make connections that would one day lead her to her current career as an artist. In junior high, she began taking classes with Maria Villegas and soon blossomed into a prodigious young artist. As she grew into herself, her talent, creativity, and passion grew as well. After graduating high school at Parkers Chapel, she pursued a degree in Studio Art from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. Now a mother 2 children and a resident artist of El Dorado, Michaela continues to be devoted to art and teaching and conveys her enthusiasm through her classes. She hopes to inspire children to let their creativity and talent shine just as her teachers at SAAC inspired her when she was a young artist.

No painting experience is needed. Just come and have a fun night with friends! SAAC will provide snacks for the evening, and participants are welcome to bring their own drink of choice.

Get ready to have a fun night with friends! You can register for the hands-on workshop on SAAC’s website below or call the office at 870-862-5474. Limit of 10 participants. The workshop fee is $40. “Uncork” your creativity at the South Arkansas Arts Center’s Corks and Canvas art classes!

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