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What Are You Waiting For?

by DeeGee Lester

Admit it. You’ve been promising yourself for years that you would indulge your creative side and take an art class or find ways to increase your children’s access to art. The Tennessee Art League’s new 5th Avenue location makes it easy with an exciting series of classes and workshops.

Downtown lunchtime (Wednesdays through Fridays, 11:30 to 1:30) offers Drop-In Drawing classes. These $15 sessions give beginner to advanced artists an opportunity to bring their lunches and spend a creative hour or two. You can use the basic materials provided or bring your own special drawing supplies.

If the notion of printmaking—collages and stenciling to monoprints—stimulates your creativity, TAL offers The Art of Printmaking for adults on Friday evenings. The $30 fee covers materials and use of a small intaglio press.

Children can get in on the printmaking action with Saturday Children’s Art Classes from 2 until 4 p.m. The $30 fee covers their supplies, and they learn techniques similar to those learned by the adults on Friday evenings as well as drawing, painting, mask-making and other skills.

TAL makes it easy to indulge artistic yearnings at any skill level. For more information visit www.tal5.com.

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