Area artist Michael McClure is beginning a new four-week painting class Saturday Feb. 27 at 10a-12p at his studio near Willow Springs, Missouri. Cost is $100, payable in advance. He'll cover the basics of creating a painting, including materials and techniques. McClure will demonstrate how he approaches a painting, commenting on the process while he paints in front of the class. There will be time for students to work on their own painting, with individual help from McClure. Students will work from still life and photos. McClure will be demonstrating using oils and acrylics, but any painting medium is okay for use in the class. He'll send a materials list once you've registered. For more information call Michael at (417) 252-4797.