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AARP Wyoming to offer summer art classes

The classes are free and open to the public, but registration is required.


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — AARP Wyoming will offer classes using colored pencils starting in early June.

The class will be taught by award-winning artist and instructor Lynn Jones and feature five sessions held in person at AARP Wyoming offices in Cheyenne, according to a news release from AARP Wyoming.

“If you’ve always wanted to explore art through colored pencils this class is for you,” Baier said. “Have fun while working your brain and enjoying others in the 50+ community.”

The classes are free and open to the public, but registration is required by clicking here. The class is limited to the first 16 participants who register. As the class builds upon itself, attendees are advised to plan to attend all five weeks. For a full syllabus and supply list, click here.

The session dates and summary include:

  • June 3 – Session 1: A Great Beginning, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • June 10 – Session 2: Fruit and Greenery, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • June 17 – Session 3: Everyone Loves Florals, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • June 24 – Session 4: Luscious Landscapes, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • July 8 – Session 5: Creating Textures and Fixing Mistakes, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Students in the class are required to provide their own art supplies. The list of supplies includes:

  • One pad of white, 9×12 Stonehenge paper by Legion – available at art supply stores or on Amazon.
  • A set of 24 or 36 Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. These should not be student or school supply types. These are available at Sam’s Club, Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Amazon.
  • Two colorless blender pencils by Prismacolor
  • A white block eraser
  • A #2 pencil
  • A pencil sharpener
  • Graphite paper for tracing. This is available in Michaels “Craft Smart” red package. It is suggested that gray is better than black if you buy another brand.

AARP Wyoming will have a limited supply on hand in case attendees forget something or want to “try before you buy.”