Stone, eggs and watercolors on June schedule at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Carving stone, making Ukrainian eggs and playing with watercolors are on the schedule of creative art classes during the month of June at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. The classes are open to adults and children ages 10 and up.

  • Beth Vannatta will lead a four-hour basic stone carving class Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. All supplies are included in the $30 fee.
  • Erin Bailey Schmidt returns to the gallery with her popular Ukrainian egg making class on Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to noon. All supplies are included in the $45 fee.
  • Susan Bartel will lead beginner’s watercolor classes starting Wednesday, June 15, 6 to 8 p.m. Her classes will continue for four consecutive Wednesday evenings for $35 each session. Participants are invited to attend one or more classes: “Playing with Color” June 15, “Exploring Glazes and Washes” June 22, “Amazing Textures” June 29 and “Positively Negative” July 6. All supplies are included for each session.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is a non-profit organization housed in the original carriage factory and blacksmith shop founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. More than 50 area artists have their work for sale in the gallery and gift shop. The building and adjacent courtyard park are available for rent for special occasions and meetings.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Third Thursday events are 6 to 8 p.m. Art classes are held throughout the year.

To reserve space in classes, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749 or visit