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Chinese Water Color Class To Be Held at Library

Have you ever seen reproductions of the cave paintings from prehistoric Europe?  What do they have in common with the runny art kids bring home from school?  It’s all water colors. 

Join artist Kristie Ming Tan at the Del City Library, 4509 SE 15th, on Tuesday, May 27, for instructions in the techniques of Chinese Water Color painting.  The session will last from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, and is designed for adults.

“Spring is the time for growth,” said Del City librarian Sam Weehunt, “and that includes the growth of our artistic expression.  If you’ve ever had an interest in leaning about this fantastic process, this is the time to start.”

Water color has been the dominate medium for Asian painting for hundreds of years.  “We’re really lucky to be able to put Kristie Ming Tan in touch with a larger audience,” Weehunt continued. 

“Kristie was born and raised in Penang, Malaysia before immigrating to U.S. in 1992.  Her paintings have won numerous awards, and she has been an Artist-In-Residence since 1993.  She’s been an arts instructor at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art since 2002.”

Welcome to the Del City Library on May 27, where Kristie Ming Tan will teach you the secrets of this Eastern style. The library will provide all necessary materials, but you may bring your own. Call 672-1377 to pre register.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org