Woodie Long themed art class Wednesday

Published 11:59 pm Thursday, November 12, 2009

The late well-known folk artist Woodie Long created pieces that spoke volumes in their simplicity.

Wednesday, local would-be artisans will get the opportunity to create their own-Woodie Long style painting during this month’s adult painting session at the Lower Alabama Arts Center (LAAC).

“This class has the same premise as the others — two hours and you have your own creation to take home,” said teacher Tara Dalton.

Thus far, students have created a “blue crab painting” and transformed old wooden windows into works of art.

This month’s selection was chosen to honor Long, who passed away last month from cancer.

“I love Woodie Long’s work and Mose Tolliver’s (work) and folk art is known for its Southern roots,” said Dalton, a stay-at-home mother of five. “It tells a story in a picture, so our piece this month is called ‘Five Sons,’ and that is a small part of my story.”

There are 10 seats left in the class, which is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Dalton said. The cost is $35 and includes all supplies.

Call the LAAC at 334-222-3205 for more information and to reserve a spot.