Local artist prepares to share talent
Resident City Art Works' artist Steve Wilson is preparing to share his love of stained glass with those who think they may be interested in learning how to create their own pieces of art.
"This class is really more of a workshop for beginners," said Wilson who holds a degree in Fine Arts from South Arkansas University. "My own experience with stained glass started by taking a similar workshop in Shreveport about 20 years ago. Sometimes people think they may be interested but don't want to spend the money on buying all the tools, only not to use them again."
Wilson feels his workshops are a perfect opportunity to try stained glass with a minimum investment of $75.
"Just bring yourself and the class fee; I'll have all the glass and supplies," he said. "Hopefully, at the end of the class, each participant can take home a basic piece."
Class size is limited to approximately six participants.
"I used to teach night classes with more than 15 students at a time," Wilson said. "I find that the smaller class sizes allow me to give each student the individual help they might need."
Because space is limited, Wilson said more classes could be added if there is an interest.
"Depending on the type of feedback I get, I may add more beginner work shops or hold another class that takes those with some experience to a higher level of skill," Wilson said.
The workshop will be held over two, three-hour classes, Monday August 13 and 20 from 6 to 9 p.m
For more information, call Wilson at 371-0962 or 518-0265 or look for his stained glass on Facebook by searching for "Somewhere In Time Stained Glass."