Fall Series of Five Workshops and Life Drawing with Claudia Hammer

This fall, the Louisville Visual Art Association is offering five continuing education workshops for adults. The Fall Series of Five offers an affordable way for artists – working and beginners alike – to expand their creative skills. Classes feature five of Louisville’s most talented professional artist instructors. 
Workshops will be held on five Sunday afternoons during September, October and November at the Louisville Visual Art Association, 3005 River Road. Registration payment includes instruction, supplies, a snack and a beverage. Classes that request a supply fee allow you to keep your supplies. All you need to bring is a passion for art and the desire to learn. Registration is limited to 10-15 participants per class.
The Fall Series of Five workshops, which run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., are: 
Raw Hide! Leather Working, Oscar Parsons, Sunday, September 12 ($30 supply fee);
The Artful Scissor: Fine Art Paper Cutting, Kathleen Welin, Sunday, September 19 ($20 supply fee);
Camera-less imaging: The Art of the Contemporary Photogram, Mary Yates, Sunday, October 10;
Weaving with Clay, Glenn Asauskas, Sunday, October 24;
Stone Carving, Al and Penny Nelson, Sunday, November 7.
The Fall Series of Five costs $60 for one class and $55 for each additional class, or you may enroll in all five classes for $250 (LVAA members pay $45 per class and $225 for five classes). 
Life Drawing with Claudia Hammer is a basic life drawing class. Beginning with short poses and working up to long poses, you will be capturing the figure in the stunning atmosphere of the historic Water Tower’s Grand Hall. This class is appropriate for both beginners and advanced painters ages 18 and above. (High school students who wish to attend the class may contact Savannah Barrett.)
The eight-week drawing class will take place every Monday, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., September 13 through November 1. The cost is $100 for eight sessions ($80 for LVAA members) and $20 per individual class ($15 for LVAA members). Students and seniors are also granted the member discount rate. Students are responsible for bringing supplies.   
Annual LVAA memberships are $40 per individual/artist and $25 for students and seniors. For more information, call (502) 896-2146 (ext. 100). To register online, visit

Volunteers Needed for Nursing Home Visits
The KIPDA Long Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to go to area nursing homes and check on residents once a week to see if they are receiving the care they deserve. Training is provided. The program serves 76 nursing homes in seven counties. To volunteer call (502) 637-9786.

Margaret’s Consignment Collecting Donations for The Prom Project
Margaret’s Consignment & Collectibles, an upscale consignment store located at 2700 Frankfort Avenue, has been designated a drop-off location for the 7th Annual Prom Project and is now accepting donations of prom attire. 
The 7th Annual Prom Project, an event that helps girls who wish to go to prom but lack the financial resources, will be held on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, 2011, with a location to be announced. 
The Prom Project, an outreach ministry sponsored by Northeast Christian Church and Clifton Christian Church, is open to anyone with a need from Kentucky or Indiana. Over 1,300 girls have been assisted to date. Donations accepted are gowns, shoes, shawls/wraps, jewelry, evening bags, and monetary gifts to purchase items not received. There is a special need for larger size dresses (size 16-30) and gold and silver shoes and purses. 
All donations are tax-deductible. To make a donation, contact Jennifer Simpson at (502) 553-4915. For more information about the Prom Project, visit
Store hours at Margaret’s are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday. For more information, call (502) 896-4706 or visit

Laura Atkinson Receives Fulbright Award
Laura Atkinson, of Yale University, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to study voice in Germany, as announced recently by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. 
Atkinson, a graduate of Highland Middle School and Atherton High School (as well asMaryville College in Tennessee and Yale University), is one of over 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2010-2011 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit 


Aglow Poster Contest Winner
Congratulations to Highlands artist David Green for winning the $500 prize awarded by the Highland Commerce Guild for coming up with the best poster design for the Bardstown Road Aglow, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in December. 
“I’m an inspiring artist who is not just looking for inspiration, but also to inspire,” says Green. “During an age where art has lost much of its popularity, I’m looking to show others how important art can be to enriching their lives.”  
The second place award went to Allison Keenan and third place went to Marguerite Rice.