PRINCETON — The following programs and classes are offered at the Prairie Arts Center in Princeton during the months of September and October. Go to www.theprairieartscouncil.org for a full detailed description of each, or call 815-875-ARTS (2787). Early registration is encouraged for all classes and workshops. All art exhibits are open and free to the public.
• Sept. 6-22: “BJM: An Emerging Artist.” An exhibit of original artwork by Princeton artist, Barry Mayworm, featuring paintings of local architecture, floral and landscape.
• Sept. 26 and Oct. 24: Zentangle Class. A fun, meditative, relaxing art form, sometimes referred to as “yoga for the brain.” A pen and ink technique that encourages creativity and relaxation.
• Sept. 28: Fabric Flower Workshop. Sandy Reiker will present a class on making fabric flower pins from scraps of wool.
• Oct. 1-22: Theorem Painting Class. A modern day approach to an early 19th century painting technique. Students will create a realistic botanical painting using a step by step process with oil paints on watercolor paper. A four-week class on Tuesday mornings.
• Oct. 2 and Oct. 16: Wine and Paint. An evening of relaxed painting sessions. Enjoy a glass of wine, food and music while creating a ready-to-frame painting to take home. All materials are provided. No painting experience necessary.
• Oct. 4 and Oct. 26: A group art exhibit titled, “Transitions.” Featuring artwork by art teachers from throughout the Illinois Valley Area. Works of art on paper and canvas, as well as ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and photography will be on display in the gallery.
Programming at the Prairie Arts Center is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, Sun Foundation and Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust.