2018-06-14 / Front Page

Biggerstaff to teach art classes to benefit Lincoln Artisans, Inc.


Local artist and author Nolia Biggerstaff will teach art classes for children the week of June 25 at the Lamar-Blanchard house. Space is limited. Local artist and author Nolia Biggerstaff will teach art classes for children the week of June 25 at the Lamar-Blanchard house. Space is limited. Local artist and author Nolia Big­gerstaff will teach art classes for children the week of June 25 in the Lamar-Blanchard House in Lincoln­ton. Classes will be June 25-29, and children ages 8-12 years can partici­pate in either morning or afternoon sessions; the morning session will be from 9-11 a. m. and the afternoon session will be noon-2 p. m.

Registration is Monday, June 18, at the Lamar-Blanchard House from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., or until classes are filled – seats are limited, so sign up early to avoid disappointment. The cost is $50 (cash or check) per student and payment in full is due at time of registration. All proceeds go to the Lincoln Artisans, Inc. to promote further art activities for the community.

Students will experience drawing and painting instruction and will produce artwork independently and also as a group. There will be a brief study of art history, art appreciation, and many hands-on opportunities to craft unique pieces of art. Each student will be able to take home their creation as a keepsake and a reminder of the time they had mak­ing it.

Nolia Biggerstaff is well quali­fied to lead these classes. After a distinguished career in education, she began to devote more time to her love of art. She has conducted many workshops and lessons on art, both public and private. Most recently she painted the memorial tree in the Lincoln County Library and she has done extensive murals for the Elijah Clark State Park Nature Center as well. These classes will contain new material and will be different from previous classes she has taught.

“We had our grand re-opening of the Lincoln Artisans Gallery in the Lamar-Blanchard House on May 19 as a part of the Chamber of Commerce’s and Development Authority’s open house for the new Visitor and Welcome Center,” Lin­coln Artisans, Inc. Chairman Gary Edwards said.

“These classes are part of our mission to conduct art education. Our goal is to support and instruct citizens of all ages. We have many more exciting and informative art- related activities planned, and we are hopeful we will make art (espe­cially local art) into a vital part of our community. These will be small classes, with few seats, so I encour­age those interested to sign up early on June 18,” he said.

For information, contact Edwards at 757-831-9556. The Lincoln Arti­sans are located at 111 Main Street, in the historic Lamar-Blanchard House.

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