Arts Notes: Dec. 15

December 13, 2013 

“Day’s End” is a work by Lin Frye.

Art classes for children, adults

The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the following classes.

After-School Art – The six-week class, for ages 5-7, will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 21. The class will offer lessons in color mixing, shapes and design. The cost is $45 for Clayton residents and $60 for nonresidents.

After-School Art – The six-week class, for ages 8-10, will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 22. Children will paint, cut, sculpt, draw and print. The cost is $45 for Clayton residents and $60 for nonresidents.

After-School Art – The six-week class, for ages 11-13, will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 23. Children will explore color theory, texture, lines and composition. The cost is $45 for Clayton residents and $60 for nonresidents.

Adult Drawing – The six-week class will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 21. Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, shading, shapes, lines and perspective using a variety of drawing media. The cost is $45 for Clayton residents and $60 for nonresidents.

Adult Painting – The six-week class will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 23. Students will learn about color theory, perspective and composition while painting in acrylics and watercolor. The cost is $45 for Clayton residents and $60 for nonresidents.

Music in Selma

The next Country Tonight show is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at the Ice House Theatre, 112 N. Webb St., Selma. Admission is $12. Doors open at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 919-943-1182.

Paintings on display

Works by Maria Baluis and Lin Frye are on display this month at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

Baluis, who paints in oil, put painting aside for motherhood several years ago. But recently, she was inspired by the Daily Painting Movement and began painting small scenes she could finish in a day or so. Baluis has since moved to larger canvases and to experimenting “en plein air.”

Frye, an ethnobotanist who retired recently from Johnston Community College, works predominantly in watercolor because she likes its spontaneity. She was the People’s Choice award winner at the 2012 Clayton Art Faire.

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