Staunton Augusta Art Center: March art classes
The Staunton Augusta Art Center and Mary Baldwin College students announce Saturdays-in-March classes for ages 6-10 years, 10:30am-Noon at the R. R. Smith Center, 20 S. New Street in historic Downtown Staunton. Pre-registration is required by calling 540-885-2028. Cost per class: $15/$13members.
Australia, Aboriginal Art, March 8
Dot painting nature or dreamtime scenes onto rock was one of the earliest art forms. We’ll supply the rocks and the same colors the early Aborigines preferred: yellow (the sun), brown (the soil), red (desert sand), and white (clouds, sky).
India, Mehndi (applying henna), March 15
Long before our modern craze of tattoos, this ancient Indian art incorporated images of the sun to represent one’s inner as well as external light. Our experienced henna artist will guide students in applying traditional images to the hands or feet (or paper, if preferred) with natural, non-toxic henna.
The Arctic, Inuit Shamanic Art, March 22
Animals, always highly respected, were usually the basis for this art and for the stories told by tribal religious leaders. In the Inuit style, paint your own totem on paper and create a corresponding story.
Kenya, Kikuyu Face Masks, March 29
Face painting in this ancient African tribe was a serious matter and was used to beautify oneself or to terrify others in battle. Follow the style of the Kikuyu and create a mask to convey beauty, bravery, boldness or more.