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Vino and Van Gogh classes offer creative expression

By Jessica Johnson

December 14, 2013

Old North State Winery’s Vincent and Van Gogh art classes, taught by Lizzie Morrison, have proven to be so popular they sell out within days after they are announced.


The room at Old North State Winery was filled with canvases and artists, all ready to put their own personal touch on the holiday-themed wreath painting recently.


Some participants use more unconventional methods when creating their works of art, such as Leeann Kirby Odell and her mother-in-law Ronda Odell, who decided to take the canvas off the easel, which Odell said made the process easier when applying the dark blue background color.


Marie Needham of Pilot Mountain elected to use a red background instead of the typical dark blue. Morrison said one of her favorite parts of teaching the classes is seeing the final works of art. All participants take home their own original work of art on canvas. Morrison said she also loves discovering who chose to add unique details in the process. “Each painting is different in the end.”


Old North State Winery plans to add more Vino and Van Gogh art classes in the future, and those interested should watch the Facebook page and websites for announcements about future dates. The cost of $45 per person includes a glass of wine from a selected list, as well as appetizers, and of course, a work of art, personally created by the participant.