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Discover the Art of Children’s Art

Gallery on Main in historic downtown Sweetwater is excited to announce the addition of a children’s art teacher to their staff. Beginning on January 19th, Jennie Harriman will begin instructing classes in children’s art here at the Gallery.

Jennie just relocated to the Sweetwater area from the north. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and an MA in Early Childhood Education. Actively teaching for 22 years, Jennie has also developed a how-to woodworking book, “Hammer, Saw, Drill,” with the collaboration of 50 preschool children.

Her classes at the Gallery will begin on January 19th with a five-week series called “Introduction to Woodworking.” In this class, students may make boats, airplanes, animals, and more as they learn basic woodworking skills. Students will also make a toy dogsled as they learn about the 1,000-mile Iditarod dogsled race that occurs annually in March in Alaska. Jennie was privileged to attend a teacher’s conference at the Iditarod in 2012.

Our second series of classes, titled “Little House Woodworking,” will begin on March 8th. This is a three-week series, and projects will be inspired by the “Little House on the Prairie” series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Jennie will read from several of Ms. Wilder’s books to integrate literature into the class. Projects will include a toy bed, a toy sled, and a bootjack that the students’ families can use.

The third series, titled “The Art of Ancient Egypt,” will begin on April 5th and is a four-week series. Students will explore the art and history of this intriguing time and place. Jennie explored Cairo and Giza in 2015. The class painting, sculpting, and drawing projects will be inspired by the pyramids, King Tut, hieroglyphs, animals, and amulets.

These classes are broken into three groups by age ranging from ages 3-8, 6-10, and 9-12. To reserve your spot in these classes or for more information and costs (with all supplies provided), call Gallery on Main at 423-337-7400.

Gallery on Main
109 Morris Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874

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