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Class uses windows as canvas

First Posted: 4:41 am - May 27th, 2015

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Cheraw residents will have an opportunity to repurpose old windows as the Cheraw Arts Comission will present Adult Art Night on Tuesday June 2. The evening will feature a course in which residents can learn to paint old windows, transforming them from junk to art.

The course will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be taught by Jenny Altman of Artbug studios.

“She does this all over the Pee Dee; Hartsville, Florence and in Darlington, and she is coming to Cheraw,” said Lindsay Bennett of the Cheraw Arts Commission.

Bennett said the theme for the upcoming class is the Spring Tree, which is a basic design that participants can modify and personalize.

“They can add like birds and flowers and leaves and whatever to make it their own,” Bennett said, “but they’re all starting off with a basic tree. She provides all the supplies of paint and she can provide a window for a little bit higher price but some people are bringing their own.”

Bennettt said Altman will provide the paint and templates and will be on hand to offer instructions and guide participants step-by-step in repurposing their windows into art.

“A lot of people do have access to old windows that they can recycle and repurpose,” Bennett said.

Bennett said the arts commission would like to display the final products from the class at an upcoming downtown event on June 11.

“We will probably hang them in one of the venues downtown, one of the businesses.” Bennett said. “We might display them at Market Hall that night of June 11. We’re having something called ‘Art on Market. We are going to have different artists set up in businesses along the street from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday night, June 11.”

Admission to the window painting class is $35 for participants who bring their own window and $50 for those who will need a window provided for them.

“It’s just a great way to take something old and give it a new life,” Bennett said.

Registration in advance is required. To register, contact Bennett by calling 843-537-8420, extension 12.

Reach reporter Randy Garner at 843-537-5261 and follow him on Twitter @CherawChronicle.

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