The Arts Council holds classes for young people – The Clanton Advertiser


By JOYANNA LOVE / Editor-in-chief

Children’s art classes are back at the Chilton County Arts Council building.

Classes had been suspended since 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Arts Council’s need for a new location.

Classes are open to children from 7 to 14 years old.

Classes will meet on Mondays at the Arts Council’s new location 500 Fifth Avenue North in Clanton. The first class will be offered on September 13 at 4 p.m. If there is enough participation, the students will be divided into groups of younger and older students, who will meet at different times.

The cost of the courses is $ 12 per session or $ 45 per month if the student will attend all four sessions.

“The idea is to fill a void in public education,” said instructor Maria Hosmer.

While art is offered at the elementary level and some in high school, Hosmer said she is not sure if it is offered in middle school.

“The idea is to teach kids a little bit about art, visual arts, artists, not just drawing,” Hosmer said.

Painting and discussing potential careers in art-related fields with older students is also part of Hosmer’s plan.

She said she looked forward to having classes in the new location, where there is more room and opportunity for students to come out and create art based on what they see.

For more information or to register for the course, text Hosmer at 251-747-8495 or email [email protected]


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