In October, Bandera hosted the first class for pet owners who wanted to paint a picture of their pet. That class was so well received that she and her friend,
There is a charge for the class that covers the cost of supplies, and remaining funds are donated to the
"This is just a way of learning a new skill, meeting people and contributing to a worthy cause all at the same time," Bandera said.
"Actually, it was Jalot's idea," Bandera explained. "Johnna came to me one day and suggested we come up with an idea for raising money for the
Bandera explained that Jalot has been sponsoring a monthly visit of the
"After much discussion, we realized that most pet owners usually have a favorite picture of their pet, and if they had an opportunity to put that picture into a more lasting venue, they might be willing to attend a workshop to learn how to do it," she said.
Bandera said a family of six with a pet dog came to a class.
"Each family member had a favorite picture of the dog and were so excited when they could each paint their special picture," she said.
Jalot attended the class and painted a picture of Clifford, a dog that was adopted through the Brunswick County Rescue Van.
The classes are scheduled once a month except December.
To register and/or get more information, call Bandera at 910-363-4811.
Bandera and Jalot said they really enjoy sponsoring these classes and feel that it is an educational experience as well.
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