More classes available at Kimball
The Kimball Art Center’s classes are in hot demand. Classes were scheduled this summer and the numbers of Parkites that came shocked the center.
"I am amazed at how many people are walking in our door to ask about the classes," said Susan Thomas, public relations director. "All of the classes filled and we had to create more classes and we had to hire an assistant to be able to accommodate the demand. All of the sudden everyone wants to learn to paint, to weld, to take a pottery class. It is great to see people expanding their minds, learning about art and having a fun time."
"Annie Kennedy, the director of education at the Kimball Arts Center is enjoying the demand for more classes.
"I had to create space for at least 200 more kids than we planned on. Mostly the kids classes are filled up, the word is getting out that we have good classes. We have a lot of people come back and we have a lot of fun with the kids. I came in last year and it was the first time the Kimball had an education director. I planned a few more this year and everything got slammed and I had to open up more sections of the classes and create new ones."
The center will also hold classes in the fall after the Park City Arts Festival is over.
"We will have a great lineup in the fall in the afternoons, evenings and Saturdays," Kennedy said.
"If there’s six people or more that are interested in a particular class, we’ll do a class on demand, We are always interested in what people want. It’s been a really great summer."
For more information call the Kimball Arts Center at 649-8882.
List of new classes added:
July *Watercolor Painting class will take place Mondays and Wednesdays at the Kimball Arts Center from Noon to 3 p.m. July 17, 19, 26, 31. The class is taught by Linda Kohler Barnes. Students can register any time. *Sculptural Welding class will run Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Kimball Arts Center July 18, 20, 25, 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. The class is taught by Zafod Beatlebrox. Students can register any time. *Oil Painting class will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kimball Arts Center July 18, 20, 25, 27. The class is taught by Annie Kennedy. Students can register any time. August *Sculptural Welding class will run Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Kimball Arts Center from 6 to 9 p.m. August 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24. The class is taught by Zafod Beatlebrox and costs $145 ($125 for members). *Watercolor Painting class will run Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m. August 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23. The class is taught by Linda Kohler Barnes and costs $145 ( $125 for Members). *Wheel Thrown Pottery class for parents and children will run Mondays and Wednesdays at the Kimball Arts Center from 4 to 6 p.m. August 7, 9, 14,16. The cost is $125. *Kids Jewelry Making & Adult Jewelry Making paired classes will run Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Kimball Arts Center from 4 to 6 p.m. August 8, 10, 15 &17. The cost is $95 each or $145 combined. *Wheel Thrown Pottery class will run Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. July 15, 22, and 29. Students can register any time. *Monet to Mondrian drawing classes for ages 4 to 7 years will run Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon July 15, 22, 29. *Picasso to Pollock classes for ages 8 to 12 will run Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon August 8, 10, 15, 17. The cost is $95. *Drawing from the Figure classes for adults (under 18, written permission required), will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. August 8, 10, 15, & 17. The cost is $115.
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