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Wine, paint to mix in new Arts Clayton class

— Arts Clayton is rolling out a new class to help adults realize how much fun art can be. It’s designed to teach them artistic methods in a little different way from the usual art class.

Sip a little wine — or any other beverage of preference. Have some cheese and crackers. Share a few laughs with friends. Paint a picture or make a piece of three dimensional art.

It’s part of a new class called “Corks and Canvas” that will launch next week at the gallery in Jonesboro.

“Art is fun and interesting and enjoyable, and we just wanted to introduce the community to art in a friendly, fun way,” said Arts Clayton Gallery Manager Teri Williamson.

Space is filling up quickly for the inaugural Corks and Canvas class May 31. It will last from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and will focus on acrylic art with artist Ada Astacio.

Williamson said there is space for 15 attendees and six people have already paid the $35 registration fee.

“We have several more people who have signed up but have not paid the fee yet,” she added.

The cut-off date to register is May 29, unless all of the spaces are taken before then. Williamson said Arts Clayton officials need a few days to get supplies together.

Future “Corks and Canvas” classes will focus on photography with juried photography competition winner Dale Niles in June and wire art with juried art competition winner Ginger Lou Fulton in July. The classes will be held on the last Friday of the month.

Williamson said residents can also set up special “Corks and Canvas” classes for parties by contacting the gallery staff at 770-473-5457. The gallery is located at 136 South Main St.