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The Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour

Free, self-guided art tour and sale at four convenient locations off Rte 50 in Romney and Capon Bridge, Hampshire County, WV. Just follow the signs to each location. Meet 15 different celebrated artists and see demonstrations at each location. Most of the artists have won awards in various art shows. Wonderful weekend outing and unique holiday gifts. Event brochures with details & directions can be found throughout Hampshire County at public locations. This 10th annual Studio Tour promises to be one of the best! Visit the website at HHSTWV.org or Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour on Facebook for up-to-date information.

Kid’s Art Classes Fridays in July-Ages 4-8

Each class will be centered around an artist or particular culture. Children will learn about the topic and then create a piece of art that relates to the topic covered that class. Some examples of projects include Paul Klee Kats, Egyptian Masks, Andy Warhol prints. Parents are encouaged to stay and play during class time. Please register in advance by phone/email.

Egyptian Paste Bead Making Class

Ages 4-104. There are 12 spots for this 2-day class. Discover the world of self glazing clay. This type of clay has been used from the time of the ancient Egyptians. It is perfect for small items and beads. Class will cover making clay, forming and firing. You can make jewlery or small sculptures. At the end of the day your beads will be fired in the kiln so that the following day they are ready to use. Once the beads have been fired, all the sharp edges may need to be removed so you will spend some time sanding and finishing. Then all the finished beads can be made into items of jewelry using various methods. To register please call/email in advance- no drop-ins please.

Plein Air Water Color (Buildings and Landscapes) Workshop

If you've always wanted to try your hand at watercolors, but didn't know where to begin, this is the workshop for you. If you're not a beginner, join us to strengthen your design skills and take your paintings to the next level. This workshop will cover equally the steps of designing, drawing, and painting. Participants will learn to create strong compositions, execute a solid underlying sketch, draw typography, and paint effectively. Weather permitting, students will explore the unique architecture and landscape of Thomas for their inspiration. Expect to learn while having fun through demonstration, exercises, and individual instruction and encouragment. This class is offered July 12, 13, 14, 15 from 9am to 12pm, the cost is $25 per class plus materials, ages 12+. To register, call or email in advance- no drop-ins please.

Figurative Study Drawing with a Live Model

For ages 18+ only! Beginning with 5 minute poses, the model will progress to longer poses during the evening. We will have 10 drawing boards, paper, pencils, and 5 easels. Please bring other materials (chalk, charcoals, paints) if desired. To register please call or email in advance- no drop-ins please.

Beginning Sculpture Portrait Bust Workshop

Study the portrait in clay with sculptor Jamie Lester. Lester will outline the process of creating a portrait bust with a live model. The two-day study takes place on Saturday, July 9th from 7-10 pm, and Sunday, July 10th from 6-9 pm at the historic Buxton and Landstreet Gallery and Studios in Thomas, WV. To register, call or email in advance- no drop-ins please.

Encaustic Painting Workshop

Ages 12 and over. This encaustic class is suitable for students new to this exciting medium. You will be introduced to the basics of encaustic painting, which is the ancient art of painting with molten beeswax. You will explore various techniques, including inccorporating photos and collage into your painting. Price includes 3 panals, brushes, and encaustic materials. To register, call or email in advance- no drop-ins please.

Oil Painting Class

For ages 12 and over. In this class you will learn about color mixing, brush strokes, and oil paint application. Price includes all materials including canvases and open studio time during class days. This class is offered June 14 and 16, $50 for one class or $75 for both. To register, call or email in advance. No drop-ins please.

Oil Painting Class

For ages 12 and over. In this class you will learn about color mixing, brush strokes, and oil paint application. Price includes all materials including canvases and open studio time during class days. This class is offered June 14 and 16, $50 for one class or $75 for both. To register, call or email in advance, no drop-ins please.

Screen Printing 3-Day Workshop

This class is for ages 10+ kids and adults. Come with an image you want to print on a t-shirt or paper. You will learn to trace images on freezer paper, attach it to a screen, and print on paper and fabric. Price includes 6 hours of instruction and all materials. $75 for all three days.