Pop Art legend Andy Warhol is known for his technique of painting over images, over and over again and in bright colors. One of the most famous subjects of his paintings was Marilyn Monroe, and his art featuring the actress is some of his most idolized work. His technique has inspired many artists over the years, and now you have the opportunity to try it out for yourself. The Painted Cork Art Studio offers art classes every day at their locations in Sacramento (1624 J St.), Folsom (726 Sutter St., Folsom) and Santa Cruz (1129 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz). They’ve taught “Paint Your Pet” classes in the past, but this time they’re doing it with a twist. Using a picture of your pet, the instructor will show you step-by-step how to create a bold and colorful portrait of your animal friend in the iconic style of Andy Warhol. This event is for participants 21 and over. You are very welcome to bring your favorite beer or wine with you, as well as any snacks to enjoy while you learn. These classes are filling up fast, so sign up soon if you want to be part of the fun! The April class is full already, but there are still a few spots available for the May 22 class [Editor’s note: the May 22 event is now sold out!], which will be held at The Painted Cork’s Sacramento location, as well as the class at their studio in Folsom on May 28. Classes are $55 and include all materials. For more information about the class and to register online, visit Paintedcork.com.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 15 of issue #263 (April 9 – 23, 2018)**