The days are growing short, the leaves are turning, the air is cool…well, okay, maybe the air isn’t so cool yet, but it still is that time of year — when decorative pumpkins begin to dot landscapes and jack-0-lanterns starting showing up on porches.
And that means it’s time for the Surry Arts Council annual pumpkin decorating workshop
Thursday, Oct. 19, at 3:30 p.m. the Surry Arts Council will be hosting the workshop in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre, below the Andy Griffith Museum.
Antonia Cawley, director of operations, is looking forward to the event.
“This is one of my favorite workshops that we sponsor. It’s just amazing to see what each participant does; they are so creative,” she said.
Pumpkins and decorations are provided, but Cawley is quick to point out that this is not a jack-o-lantern workshop: “We have paint, objects to glue, all sorts of stuff, but this is pumpkin decorating, not carving.”
Decorated pumpkins tend to last a bit longer than carved ones, since the surface remains intact. In addition to the pumpkins, there will also be cookies to decorate and snack on.
Jane Tesh will be on hand with stories of the season. She said “the witch is getting ready for Halloween, but she will be able to attend the Pumpkin Decorating Workshop and read a few stories.”
Advance registration for the workshop is required. The fee is $5. Contact Antonia Cawley at 336-786-7998 or [email protected] to register or for more information.