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News from Middle Tennessee's Jewish Community | Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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The Madeline Pargh Arts and Crafts Center Launched Classes this Fall

In October, we proudly unveiled the Madeline Pargh Arts and Crafts Center. Both member and non-members alike had the opportunity to partake in our inaugural classes, which were offered throughout October and November. 

On Monday evenings, local artist and art teacher Amie Pike taught an abstract painting class titled No Fear Abstract Art. In this class, students were skillfully guided in exploring various materials, techniques, and processes essential for creating abstract art. 

Additionally, Amie taught a children’s art class called “Art Masters” on Thursday afternoons. This class was designed for students in grades 1-3. In “Art Masters,” young artists delved into the works of renowned artists such as Matisse and Kandinsky, drawing inspiration from the master’s to craft their own artistic masterpieces while having fun and learning new techniques. 

On Tuesdays, we were excited to welcome back artist Rhonda Polen Wernick, who led an eight-week oil painting class. Throughout this course, Rhonda expertly mentored students in developing their unique artistic style. She also covered essential topics such as palette setup, color mixing, composition, shading, and brushwork. 

Finally, artist Kim Lane taught an introductory watercolor class. Over the course of eight weeks, students engaged in various painting exercises and discovered how to create vibrant watercolor compositions in a stress free and supportive environment. 

Coming up, join us for a one-day multimedia exploration workshop on December 8, from 10am to 1pm, led by artist Amy Krimsier Sterling. As the year draws to a close, take this opportunity to reflect on the journey of the past year and express your feelings and growth through art. Amy will provide guidance and support as you create your unique piece. 

The workshop is open to both members and non-members, with a member price of $65 and a non-member price of $75, which includes materials. Let’s celebrate the passage of time by capturing this moment through creating art together. 

We look forward to bringing you new classes and workshops in January. For more information and to stay up to date on our course offerings please visit 

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