As a member of the North Iowa Bloggers, I was provided a free art class by The Rustic Corner. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own.
No one has accused me of being especially artistic. EVER. Least of all anyone who actually is artistic. As a North Iowa Blogger, I’ve managed to avoid several opportunities to get in touch with my artistic side. So, I had some trepidation when I learned the Blogger Getaway to Charles City, Iowa, included an art class at the Rustic Corner.
On the other hand, I am an expert shopper. I love to shop. When we arrived at the Rustic Corner, I saw an attractive shop stocked with lots of home decor, gifts, and accessories, and my natural inclination was to shop. It was hard to tear myself away to report to art school, but I dutifully followed the others upstairs and found a place at the table.
In the interest of full disclosure, I immediately informed our instructor, Robin Macomber, from Art Box Painting, that this was my first art class and that I suffered from a lack of artistic ability. She took it in stride and assured me I could do it.
Robin took us step by step through the process of putting paint to canvas with a lot of fun along the way.
The process actually fascinated me. We started with the yellow sun, then added one color after another in a widening circle using the same process each time to blend with the prior color.
Then we added the leaves which were actually easier than I thought.
Once the canvas was covered, we took a short break for lunch and admired our progress.
Then it was back to work to add the final layer of trees. Finally, we proudly displayed our final products.
I’m so happy to have been given the opportunity to experience the fun and satisfaction of creating a piece of art. Robin is a good instructor, very encouraging, and a lot of fun.I will definitely repeat the experience in the future.
And following our art class, I had time to shop. I found these deliciously warm and cozy mittens which I just had to buy.
Now that I’ve discovered the Rustic Corner and confirmed that it’s “worth the trip every time”, I want to share it with all my friends. In addition to the art classes and the shop, their website shows Wednesday Wine Down on the third Wednesday of each month. Who wants to go?
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