Art classes let everyone explore their creative side

Submitted Photo Registration is now open for Art Start classes at Fredonia First United Methodist Church.

Art Start is inviting local community members to explore their creative side with free art instruction. A full slate of classes is returning for the fall session, including watercolor, decorative acrylic, knitting, card making, calligraphy, and scrapbooking classes.

“Art Start has something for anyone looking to explore their artistic side,” states Art Start organizer and watercolor artist Ronnie Lafferty, “no matter what your level of experience or interests.”

Art Start is a ministry of Fredonia First United Methodist Church and has a threefold purpose: creativity, therapy, and ministry. Anyone from the community is welcome to participate on a first-come, first-serve basis. Class sizes are limited. There is no charge for classes. Materials will be provided. A refundable deposit of $15 will be required for those who want to borrow calligraphy pens and tips. Scrapbookers are required to provide their own scrapbooks and photos. Papers, adhesives, stamps, and embellishments will be provided.

All classes begin the week of Sept. 30 and run for 6 weeks, through the week of Nov. 8.

MONDAYS: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Card making with Kathy Rich; 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.: Beginning Watercolor with Ronnie Lafferty

TUESDAY: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Scrapbooking with Kathy Rich; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Beginning Acrylic with Marianne Keller

WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m. to noon: Knitting with Marianne Keller; 1 to 3:30 p.m.: Acrylic Level II with Marianne Keller

THURSDAY: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Lettering (Calligraphy) with Patti Greenstein; 1:30 to 3:45 p.m., Watercolor Workshop I with Ronnie Lafferty (Must have completed the Beginning course Florals on gessoed paper)

FRIDAY: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Watercolor Workshop II with Ronnie Lafferty (Must have completed the Beginning course Figures).

All participants must register to ensure adequate supplies and space. For more information or to register, contact Ronnie Lafferty after Sept. 1: phone: 679-4918, mobile: 640-8199 or email rlaff@netsync.net

For cancellations check WDOE — Chautauqua Today — Cancellations either online or on 1410 am radio.

Donations are gratefully accepted and go toward the purchase of materials.

Fredonia First United Methodist Church is a church family that is open and accepting of all. They are missional, family-friendly and comfortable, offering a traditional service with a contemporary message.

Go to www.fredoniafirst.org to see their schedule of events and worship. FFUMC is located at 25 Church St. in Fredonia. Call 679-1513 for more information.