‘Sketching from Nature’ class scheduled at county museum

PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum of Art and History recently announced that new art classes with instructor Jo Johnston are starting up for the new year.

Johnston worked as a commercial artist for 30 years. A graduate of Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech, she has also taught drawing, watercolor, and acrylic painting at Johnston County Community Technical College.

The class, entitled “Sketching from Nature, Part 1,” is set for six weekly sessions on Tuesdays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25, March 4, 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn to sketch, draw and paint in the fun and encouraging six-week class.

Easy exercises designed for beginners and those who want to brush up on their skills will feature both technique and creativity. Students will work with pencil, pen and watercolor to fill a sketchbook with interesting subjects found in nature.  If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at drawing and painting, this is a great way to begin. A supplies list will be furnished and explained at the first class.

Tuition for the class is only $88, or $78 for museum members. A minimum number of five and a maximum number of eight students can be enrolled for thies class.

You may register online at

, in person or by calling the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963. Tuition may be paid by cash, check or charge.  Make check payable to the Pickens County Museum or call the Museum to use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Classes will be held at the Pickens County Museum, 307 Johnson Street in Pickens.

Each class is designed and offered on a six-week session basis only, no individual selected week(s) option will be offered. Students will be notified if a class is cancelled or filled. If class is cancelled all tuition will be reimbursed to registered student. No tuition will be reimbursed after start date of this class.