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Your ‘brush’ with greatness: Take art classes downtown

February 8, 2019

Become an artist for the afternoon, then bring your artwork home to exhibit!

Opportunities to take painting and crafting lessons in Rochester have been expanding recently. Canvas and Chardonnay and SEMVA are two convenient places offering classes downtown. Both are on the same block, building a nice little arts community between 3rd and 4th St. on S. Broadway. Each makes its own unique impression and is a lot of fun.

Here’s what you can expect at each one.

SEMVA: The SEMVA art gallery is just starting to get their classes going. They are taught by the professional artists who exhibit at the gallery. Many of these lessons are in-depth and span out over several sessions, intending to teach the techniques of the trade.

Each artist teaches from their own specialty: painting landscapes, wheat weaving, drawing made easy, jewelry 101, photography, and landscape painting are just a few of the upcoming offerings taking place from February through May. The “classes” section of the website lists the lineup for each season.

Web: semva.com

Phone: 507-281-4920

Canvas and Chardonnay: Inspire your creative energy!

Canvas and Chardonnay is a cozy studio with an energetic atmosphere. They put on a wide variety of classes: painting, weaving arts, making handmade jewelry, and more. The materials are provided and step-by-step lessons from a professional artist make the session fun, creative, and productive. The quality of work that even beginners can take home with them is impressive, and an ego-boost. Canvas and Chardonnay lessons make a good present for your creative friends and family.

They also offer wine, beer, soda, water, and juice for you to enjoy during the session.

Web: canvasandchardonnay.com

Phone: 507-319-0117