Having fun with wax and watercolor is what art instructor Velera Adams has in mind for her “Watercolor Batik Class” Saturday, May 23, 1 to 5 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. The class is ideal for both adults and children age 10 and older, said Adams.
Adams is a retired elementary school teacher who now enjoys designing and painting in watercolor and oil. In addition to winning blue ribbons and “best of shows” at the Kansas State Fair she has won first place in two juried shows. She had an original Christmas ornament hanging in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Adams has taught at seminars and art functions throughout central Kansas. A variety of her work is on display at Carriage Factory Art Gallery.
Cost for the watercolor batik class is $35 per person.
Reservations for the class are required. A supply list for participants is available by calling the gallery at 316-284-2749.
Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in the two-story carriage factory founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The gallery offers a variety of art classes for adults and children throughout the year. In addition, the facilities and adjacent park are available for rent for birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.