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July 17, 2014

CTHC to hold a variety of summer classes

DUNCAN —     The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center offers a variety of classes and workshops for people of all ages throughout the summer months. Between July and August, these classes will include crocheting, creating a flip book, drawing, watercolor, portrait drawing and canvas painting.

    The last “crocheting: designer on a dime” classes will be 2 to 4 p.m. on July 17 and 18. Neva Kitsmiller, the teacher of the class, encourages all skill levels and all ages to attend the class. Basic stitches will be learned for beginners, and those with experience will be able to learn how to make an item inspired by the latest fashion trends. Members of the Chisholm Trail Heritage center will pay $20 for tuition while nonmembers will pay $35.

    Instructor Daniel Lay will teach children the principles of being an animation artist in his “create a flip book class. Two sessions will be held. The first, for ages 5 to 7 will be from 10 a.m. to noon. while ages 8 to 11 are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. on July 19. Students involved in the class will learn about how animation and movies connect with one another. Members will pay $10 for tuition while nonmembers pay $15.

    Drawing I and watercolor I with Brenda Phillips, a Duncan High School art teacher of 17 years, will take place on July 21 and 22 and July 23 and 24 respectively. Each day there will be two sessions. Ages 11 to 13 will be able to attend both classes from 10 a.m. to noon while ages 14 and older will attend classes from 1 to 3 p.m. each day.  Phillips will teach students the principles of the three types of shading, contouring and sketching in the first class while in the painting class they will learn the basics of watercolor. Members will pay $30 for tuition for each class and nonmembers will pay $45 for each class.

    The final drawing class will be July 28 to Aug. 1. Students ages 11 to 13 will attend class from 10 a.m. to noon while all high school students and adults will attend from 1 to 3 p.m. each day. Artist and instructor Crystal Mayes will teach all attendees the principles of what is needed to reflect themselves in portraits as well as the basic elements of drawing. Members tuition will cost $35 while nonmembers tuition will cost $50.

    Canvas painting for adults with Jana Oakman will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 5. Oakman will provide a project for students to complete during the three hour class. Members tuition will cost $25 and nonmembers will pay $50.

    Toni Hopper, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator, said these classes provide a variety of ages with entertainment during the summer months as well as the possibility of people learning new hobbies.

    “I just think it’s a good way to break the monotony of summer for people,” Hopper said.

    Leah Mulkey, Education Coordinator and Office Manager, said scholarships are still available for the majority of the summer time classes. Enrollment for all classes is mandatory as limited spots are available for each class. For more information on scholarships or classes or to enroll, contact Mulkey at 580-252-6692.

  

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