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Artist Nicholas Hankins to host oil painting workshop

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm

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Artist Nicholas “Nic” Hankins, a certified Bob Ross instructor, will host a landscape painting class on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hobby Lobby, located at 507 S. Davy Crockett Parkway in Morristown. Enrollment is open to everyone 15 and older. No prior painting experience is necessary.

 “Painting has enriched my life in so many ways and given me a greater appreciation for Mother Nature,” Hankins said. “If you enjoy watching Bob Ross paint impressive landscapes on Public Television and entertained the notion of trying his method, there is no time like the present for investing in yourself and discovering a fantastic new hobby.”

 Hankins’ class is structured as a one-day workshop in which all students paint along in step by step fashion with the instructor, focusing on one subject and complete a painting in about four hours. The class will be taught using oils and all necessary supplies are included in the tuition fee of $45 (plus tax) per student.

 Hankins earned a B.F.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in painting at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in the spring of 2005 and garnered teaching credentials with Alexander Art Corporation in October 1998, Grumbacher Art in August 2011 and Bob Ross, Inc. in December 2011. Hankins has taught painting classes throughout East Tennessee and at a number of national painting seminars.

 For more info and enrollment, visit or call Nic at 423-470-1207.