“Winter Whites” Is January’s Painting For A Purpose Class

Friday, January 6, 2017

Painting for a Purpose, the monthly adult painting party offered at the 6th Cavalry Museum will feature “Winter Whites” on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6-8 p.m.  This year marks the second year that Painting for a Purpose classes will be offered by the 6th Cavalry Museum.  In 2016, close to $2,000 was raised to benefit the non-profit museum, officials said.

Local artist Durinda Cheek, who serves as president of the 6th Cavalry Museum, is the instructor.  

Cost is $40 and includes dinner, all painting supplies, and instruction, so each guest leaves with a completed 16 x 20 acrylic work of art.  

The menu includes heavy hors d’oeuvres of pickled shrimp, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, phyllo pastries, desserts, and more.  Painters are encouraged to bring the adult beverage of their choice and an apron or old shirt to protect their clothes.

The 16 x 20 canvas will be pre-sketched with Ms. Cheek demonstrating painting techniques, how to mix colors and give individualized instruction so each guest finishes their painting that night.  

“I love doing snow scenes and will show the class how to apply 'splatter snow' using a toothbrush," said Ms. Cheek.

Proceeds from Painting for a Purpose benefits the 6th Cavalry Museum.  

Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20 participants.  Register on-line at 6thcavalrymuseum.com.  For more information or to receive the registration form by e-mail, call 706-861-2860 or chris@6thcavalrymuseum.com.

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