Turn Your Memories into Art

rappahannock institute of lifelong learningRCC Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL), is offering a workshop using mixed media to create a collage of memories. The course will be Thursday, March 5, 12, and 19 from 2 pm to 4 pm at RCC’s Warsaw campus.

In “Turning Memories into Art: Mixed Media Collage” students will use a favorite item or memory to create a one-of-a-kind work of art to inspire oneself or give as a unique gift. This hands-on workshop will examine the various materials and techniques used to design a beautiful collage. Students will complete a 12” x 16” canvas.

Participants are asked to bring materials such as an old photo, lace from Mom’s wedding gown, a relative’s cherished recipe–anything that elicits favorite memories or inspiration. A recent student commented, “I enjoyed the class very much. Bernie is an artist and an educator. She was helpful and encouraging to each student and we left with a one-of-a-kind piece of art.”

Bringing Art to the Community

Instructor and artist Bernadette “Bernie” Barclay, is a life-long artist, creative instructor, and owner of Love. Create. Art. She has a passion for making people happy, especially through art. “I moved to the Tappahannock area from Richmond about eight years ago and wanted to fulfill my dream of bringing art to the Northern Neck Community,” comments Barclay.

Advance registration, with payment of $50 which includes supplies, is required to take this course. You can register online at www.rappahannock.edu/lifelong-learning. For more information on “Turning Memories into Art” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Michele Inderrieden at 804-333-6824 or e-mail minderrieden@rappahannock.edu.

Virginia Commonwealth Bank Golden Advantage members receive a 15% discount.

The Educational Foundation expresses sincere appreciation to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury for their generous support of RILL. Residents of RW-C enjoy 50% discount on tuition.