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KENT: Arts society brings familiar face back to lead workshop

The Fine Arts Society of Middle Georgia hosted a workshop last weekend and invited a special guest back to Warner Robins to teach it.

The workshop was on using color and was led by Elaine Farmer, who has written a book about color titled “Harmonious Color Schemes.” The book is designed to give readers a no-nonsense approach to using the color wheel, a tool that most artists already use. The book is available on Amazon and is designed for both beginning and professional artists.

Farmer is well-known in the local artistic world, having lived in Warner Robins for 10 years from 1986-1996 and having served during that time as president of the Warner Robins Artist Association. She was chairwoman of several art shows when she lived in Warner Robins and also belonged to the Middle Georgia Artist’s Association. She owned and operated the gallery Art Expression for about five years and taught art classes and workshops at local art studios.

In 1996, she returned to her native New Hampshire, where she has an art studio and provides art instruction and workshops. Allan Carey, president of the Fine Art Society of Middle Georgia, said that workshops are conducted usually twice a year and that they are open to the public.

“The intention is to develop artistic ability,” said Carey, who was also attending the workshop.

Along with workshops and numerous other classes, the Fine Art Society reaches out into the community by having member’s works of art displayed throughout the area, including the state courthouse and the Nola Brantley Library.

“We have a group of very talented people, in many, many fields,” Carey said. “We have fine art, fabric art, sculpture, pottery any medium like oil, watercolor, acrylics, even photography.”

Started in 2000, the Fine Art Society has about 80 members and meets the fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Flint Energies Building on Ga. 96. The meetings are open to the public.

The organization’s website, has an extensive listing of classes available. Some are taught by individual members. There is a weekly sketch class held at the Nola Brantley library and classes available for children, teens and adults. For more information about the Fine Art Society or to learn more about their class schedule, visit its website.

Alline Kent can be reached at 478-396-2467 or