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Painting camp for adults at Grapevine set for Saturday

ANTRIM — On Saturday, adults in the area can enjoy a one-day, Big Bold Adult Paint Camp, and there’s no artistic experience required.

“It’s about having fun with paint. It’s about process. It’s not about what it looks like,” program facilitator Carol Lunan said on Tuesday.

The day-long camp will take place May 31 at the Grapevine Community and Family Resource Center on Main Street.

The camp all comes down to following a person’s inner creativity, Lunan said — “Being able to play with paint without worrying about what it’s going to look like.”

As the program facilitator, Lunan said, she is not there to teach people how to paint, but to help the participants pay attention to what they really want to paint. She encourages adults to follow their inner creative self and to not plan what they’re going to paint.

Even without knowing what the painting will look like in the end, Lunan said that in the past, participants are pretty pleased with their results.

This will be the first year that Lunan will host the paint camp as a one day event. In the past, she spread out the painting over a week or two. Past participant feedback told her that the adults would have enjoyed the entire experience in one day.

One past participant told Lunan that the experience was like getting into a good book for a couple hours and not realizing you had read that far.

The Big Bold Grown-Up Paint Camp is an international program that teaches “the idea of it being about process instead of product,” Lunan said.

Anyone interested in attending Saturday’s camp is asked to register ahead of time with the Grapevine by calling, 588-2620. The camp will begin at 9 a.m. and go until 3 p.m. The cost, which includes painting materials, is $50 per person.

“Start painting and see what happens,” said Lunan.

Lindsey Arceci can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 232, or larceci@ledgertranscript.com.

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