One does not have to be a descendant of Andy Warhol to attend Paul D. Camp Community College’s Paint Party fundraisers.
“The classes are designed for anyone, even with no painting experience,” said Dr. Renee Felts, vice president for institutional advancement and executive director of the PDCCC Foundation. “You can network with other participants while creating your very own piece of artwork to take home.”
The sessions will be led by Twyla Duke of Conway, NC, who is a Social Artworking independent consultant with Decoart through her part-time business, Art Fully Yours. She is a graduate of Chowan University with an associate’s degree in commercial art and bachelor’s degree in studio art. She is also curator for the Wayland L. Jenkins, Jr. Fine Arts Center at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC. Duke is a native of Suffolk.
“The classes are taught in such a way that the students leave with a sense of satisfaction, a new confidence, and a great painting,” Duke said. “It brings people together to create and have fun.”
Upcoming paint classes are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, May 17, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., in room 121 on the Franklin Campus, 100 North College Drive. Tranquil Surf
Monday, May 23, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., in room 106 on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road. Beached Boat
Tuesday, June 21, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., in room 121 on the Franklin Campus, 100 North College Drive. Land I Love
Monday, June 27, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., in room 106 on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road. Freedom Flag
The cost is $35 per person, and includes all paint supplies. The proceeds will go to the PDCCC Student Emergency Fund, which assists students with various funding needs. For more information, call Stacy Pauley at 757-569-6790 or log onto www.pdc.edu/paint-class/ to register.