Mission Statement

Our Mission is to promote art and art education in the community and among its members. To encourage and promote a public interest and understanding of art; to create and develop a closer relationship between art and the community and further the education and artistic development of its members.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Self Portraits

"This is the first stage of my self-portrait
 working with my Monday Class,
We are all wearing my prop hat"~ F. Christian
 Monday Mornings Fern Christian holds her fine arts painting class. The class is presently working on painting self-portraits.

Ms Christian has introduced the prop of a large, floppy hat to the project. Each member of the class is painting her own portrait wearing this hat, including Mrs. Christian.

I am always trying to find ways to encourage students to try a new subject in painting. In doing a self portrait there are so many things involved that are not normally required: very subtle colors for skin tones, searching for the minute difference that identifies one person from another, etc. Then we throw in a big floppy hat just for fun and our paintings become personal and a new tool for teaching basics.” ~Fern Christian.

For more information about this and other art classes at The Renaissance Art Gallery contact us at:

The Renaissance Art Gallery

900 8th Street, Suite #20

Huntington, WV 25701

Gallery (304) 525-3235

Appointments: (304) 453-3187





Gallery hours are:

Friday & Saturday 12-4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm

Studio hours Monday 10-Noon, Wednesday 1:00-7:30 pm and Saturday 10-Noon

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