Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre Offers Open Studio Art Classes and Pet Portrait Painting Mini-Retreat

Are you a creative person who never gets around to creating? Or are you someone who likes to make art, but needs a little shove to get you started? If so, the weekly Open Studio art class at Avenue Arts Marketplace and Theatre might just be for you.

According to artist and facilitator Vicki Boatright, known as Artist BZTAT, the Open Studio class is a place where you can explore your creativity in whatever way that you choose alongside other creators exploring their own creativity. You can work on your own project, or you can work collaboratively with others on group projects. You can use the Open Studio as a place to experiment, try new things, and most of all, have fun creating with others. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and media with the support of other students and the facilitator. “I will provide support and guidance, but the goal is to let students take the lead in determining projects and offering ideas to each other,” Boatright says.

The Open Studio is an ongoing class on Monday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Avenue Arts Marketplace and Theatre, located at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW in Canton. Each session is $15, and you can sign up at any time in 4 session blocks.

Boatright is also holding a Pet Portrait Painting Mini-Retreat on November 18, 2017 at the same location from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Pet lovers will enjoy learning the artist’s unique techniques and as they spend the day painting portraits of their beloved pets. Each student will complete an acrylic on canvas portrait to take home and share with others in this intensive, but relaxing workshop. Early Bird Registration (before 11/12/17) is $60 per person or Two for $100. After 11/12/17, registration is $75 per person or Two for $125. Seating is limited. The registration fee covers instruction and supplies.

The Open Studio and Pet Portrait workshops are designed for both beginners and experienced artists. “A lot of people enjoy creating art, but they fear they won’t be able to do it well. I get people over that and help them have fun as they make something that they can be proud of,” said the artist.

For more information or to register for either class, contact: bztat@bztat.com