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January 6, 2013

Others enjoy Wiltshire’s gift of memory


Simply from memory, this man can draw each and everything he saw, from the exact number of windows and doors to the architectural designs on a particular building. He has done this in many big cities already, both in America and foreign countries. Take a nice long drink of your tea now, if you’d like. The man has a gift and it is gratifying that others are able to see and enjoy it.

Someone asked me the other day (amidst the Christmas rush) why I wasn’t writing about Kem anymore? The truth is that I haven’t seen much of her, but she did go to Florida for a vacation. Those of you who know her realize that her sense of humor is always close at hand, and I am planning on this when I see her soon.

Classes, shows

— Winter Children’s Classes will begin the week of Jan. 7 and last until Feb. 25.

— After School-Class for the younger children (ages 5-9) will begin Monday, Jan. 7. The class is from 4-5:50 p.m.

— After School-Class for the older children (ages 10 and older) will begin Wednesday, Jan. 9. The class is from 4-5:30 p.m.

— Home School Classes will begin Jan. 7 from 1-3 p.m.

Every person who takes a class is now required to pre-register. Contact Danville Art League at 442-9264, or in person at 320 N. Franklin St., Danville. Please give name, phone number, email address and the name of the class for which you are registering. Class fees must be paid no later than one week before the first night of class. Payment after due date will result in a $5 increase in price.

— “Basic Drawing Class — Texture & Surfaces,” Jan. 7-Feb. 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. Does your drawing look bland and would you rather jazz it up a bit? Learn how to draw textures and enhance the surfaces of your drawings. You will learn how to do surface treatments with graphite, erasers and other tools to make your images pop. The class will focus on learning to create visual textures while using the elements of art and the other principles of design to create your own unique pieces of art. Visual materials will be provided or you may bring your own. We will complete at least one drawing by the end of the session. The instructor is Kem Wiggins. The cost is $50 for pre-registered members and $55 for late registration and non-members.

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