Community invited to Hemet’s “Third Saturday Paint Party” featuring instructor Kathi Fox – Nov. 17

Submitted by Cindy Watson.

The Hemet Valley Art Association and Art Gallery, a volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization, is proud to welcome artist Kathi Fox as their new “Third Saturday Paint Party” instructor. The gallery’s next class featuring Fox is scheduled for tomorrow morning, Saturday, Nov. 17.


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With her love of art, Fox focuses on a stroke of realism blended with hints of the abstract or impressionist styles thrown in. Her philosophy is that everyone should have beauty of art around them.

Artist and teacher Kathi Fox is excited to begin her new “Third Saturday Paint Party” at Hemet Valley Art Gallery. Cindy Watson photo

She began by studying on her own and then had an artistic opportunity come her way when she was accepted for the Fundamentals of Art course from the Art Instruction School of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She completing her course of study with them 2007.

It was shortly thereafter in May, 2008, that her abstract “Move of the Spirit” done in pastels, was sold. Several sold pieces later, she continues to study under numerous area artists and loves to teach others.

“Looking at art changes us, but creating art gives even greater health benefits,” Fox recently explained, saying, it was a lifelong dream of hers to become a painter.

By teaching, she affords others the opportunity to know the effect and power creating works of art provides.

Her “Third Saturday Paint Party” classes at the Hemet Art Gallery, at 144 N Harvard are held on the third Saturday of each month, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a small fee of $20 that covers supplies for a complete painting. For more information, contact the gallery at (951) 652-4592 or visit Hemet Art Gallery News and Classes on Facebook


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