The St. Charles Art Guild will hold a one-day art expo on Oct. 27, and art guild members said the day will be perfect for anyone who has ever wished to learn how to express themselves with visual fine art materials, or anyone interested in re-visiting their artistic talents that may be lying dormant.
The expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Charles United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, which is located at 1905 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan.
“Providing programs for adults is a vital part of what we do in the guild,” Kerry Allen, the guild’s vice president and workshop chairperson, said. “Our charter members originally created the guild in 1967 to provide adults with artistic opportunities. The guild also includes senior citizen workshops, outreaches and art events for school children in their community endeavors.”
Allen said expo participants will be enriched with two different artistic activities under the guidance of an artist and the guild’s members. Ann Clement, an award-winning artist, will lead a workshop in the use of watercolor paints, how to mix and blend colors, and some helpful color theory. Another award -winning artist, Carolyn Clausing, will conduct a workshop in the use of acrylic interference paints.
By the end of the expo, each participant will have a complete, matted piece that can be exhibited for one month at the Destrehan library.
Cost for the expo is $15, and all materials will be provided. Participants also will leave the event with a bag of supplies to continue their practice at home. Participants may bring a bag lunch or visit one of the local eateries in the area. Attendance is limited. To register, call Allen at 504-756-1277.