Sourced from Dubois County Free Press
“I told someone the other day that essentially, I am a female Bob Ross,” Emily Meyer said referencing the beloved instructional painter who hosted a show on PBS.
Like Ross, Emily plans on helping people explore and expand on their artistic visions while hosting classes in her new shop on Fourth Street, The Art Factory.
“You’ll follow along with me as we work with a blank canvas or a wood plank or even ceramics,” she explained.
When she opens this Saturday, July 8, visitors will find a brightly painted and airy shop with plenty of supplies for their artful aspirations. The colorful stools lining the tables lend to the fun and creative atmosphere.
It’s the atmosphere Emily wants to give her students as they work to create their next piece of home decor or a gift for someone special.
She’ll host classes painting on traditional canvas but will also include other items like mason jars, wooden cutouts and glass stemware. “Any surface can be painted on,” she explained. “And anything can be art, right?”
In the future, she plans on adding ceramics and will even invite guest instructors to teach other classes like jewelry making.
“I really like all medias,” Emily explained. “And I think a lot of people like them too, but they just don’t want to get all the supplies to do them.”
So, she’ll provide the supplies and help facilitate for people and then take care of the cleanup afterward. It makes it easy for anyone to try something new and allows Emily to introduce more people to something that has always been a part of her life.