THEO Art School had introduced a new event called Art Uncorked. Students are taught how to paint by breaking down the steps into a simple process, in a fun, friendly environment. Snacks are provided, water and soda are available for purchase or you can bring your own food and beverages to share. If alcoholic beverages are brought in, the group is limited to ages 21 and over.
Instructor Tawnya Iglehart is originally from Garrison, North Dakota. After graduating with her bachelor of fine arts degree from NDSU, Igelhart moved to Madison, Wisconsin for a year. During her time there, she became one of the instructors for Vino and Van Gogh, a program similar to Art Uncorked. Her experience has helped make the class a big success.
The class is designed for beginners. Students receive a 16×20 inch canvas plus all of the supplies they will need for the project. At the end of the night they get to take their masterpiece home. Some of the paintings they have done to date include Van Gogh’s ‘Cafe’ and ‘Sunflowers’ and Klimt’s ‘Tree of Life’. “Each painting is different, sometimes they are all different colors,” said Iglehart. “One person even incorporated a bible verse on her Tree of Life painting.”
Some of the groups that have taken advantage of the class include bachelorette parties, co-workers, a birthday party for Grandma and friends looking for a Girls Night Out alternative.
Iglehart would like to create a calendar once the classes are held on a more consistent basis and participants can choose which painting they would like to create. Right now the classes are held on Thursday evenings once or twice a month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Other days and times may be available upon special request. The cost is $25 per person or $15 per person with a group of four or more. For more information contact THEO at 701.222.6452.