The Tutoring Art organization will be hosting two art workshops to raise funds for the Thrivent Builds Habitat for Humanity International that will be traveling to the Dominican Republic this Nov. 10 to build or finish homes for many families in that country.
Vivian Davis is the creative director and owner of Tutoring Art, which is a Mobile Art Studio. She will be instructing and hosting the workshops at her home.
Davis has been a professional artist for more than 30 years and has been teaching art in Carroll County for 11 years, and she has coordinated art fundraisers for many non-profits and charities.
“By lowering my fee for these events, I basically donate over 15k every year to a variety of groups,” stated Davis, in an email interview. “Once annually, I volunteer to work on a Habitat team. I've taught classes in my small studio for kids and adults previously, so I set these up as fundraisers to help assist with the costs of airfare, lodging and meals that are associated with this volunteer work.”
Davis explained that the workshops will be taught in a small setting of eight students maximum, so that the attendees get the attention and assistance they need.
“Those that will attend would likely do so for the spirit of charity giving, and/or for the fun of making art with friends,” stated Davis. “These projects are taught step by step with a lot of hands on help!”
She then explained that this is her third international trip with the Habitat for Humanity.
According to Davis, she is the only person traveling to the Dominican Republic from Maryland this time, and she will be one of 16 volunteers from various states.
Davis stated that she will fly into Santo Domingo on Nov. 10, where she will be in a small orientation about the work that she will be doing and some facts about the country.
Davis stated that throughout her stay in the Dominican Republic, she will be in charge of helping build the majority of the exterior of a new home in a local community for a family in need.
“We are led by a professional foreman and experienced carpenters/brick layers etc., and they check behind our work. We work alongside team members, and one or more volunteers from the recipient family. A family member(s) or representative is required to put in a certain amount of hours to assist in building their home,” stated Davis.
The next workshop will be hosted on Oct. 28 and it is called “Paint Your Pet.” The attendees will be able to paint their pet on canvas. For this workshop, you must send a good digital image of your pet to firstname.lastname@example.org. Davis will then pre-sketch it on an 11-by-14 canvas.
The picture is limited to one pet per person and all materials are provided. The admission to this workshop is $40 per person for a 3-hour session and if you sign up with a friend, the admission is $70 for both.
Then, on Nov. 4, they will be hosting the “Fluid Acrylic” workshop. For this workshop, the attendees will be able to learn different techniques, such as “dirty pour,” “flip cup,” “swipe,” and many more. All materials are provided and the admission is $35 per person for a 2-hour session and if you sign up with a friend it is $60 for both.
The workshops are targeted to people ages 12 to adult.
For more information about Tutoring Art and how to purchase your tickets, you may visit their website, www.tutoringart.com.
For more information on how to become a member of the Habitat for Humanity International, please visit their website, www.thrivent.com.
Legion auxiliary bringing chicken/shrimp buffet
On Oct.19, the community is welcome to enjoy delicious Fried Chicken and Fried Shrimp to raise funds for the American Legion Auxiliary Gold Star Unit 191.
Throughout the dinner, they will also be offering Homemade Desserts and the dinner starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.
Admission to this event is $14 for Adults, $7 for Children 6–12, and kids under 5 enter for free.
All proceeds will be used to support the programs hosted by the auxiliary.
For more information, you may contact Diane Lowe at 410 861-6118.
American Legion Auxiliary Gold Star Unit 191 is located at 801 Prospect Road, Mt. Airy.
Fire company presents Big Country Breakfast
The MAVFC will be hosting their Big Country Breakfast Buffet on Oct. 21.
Throughout the breakfast, they will be serving scrambled eggs, smoked sausage, bacon, French toast, pancakes, biscuits, home fries, sausage and chipped beef gravies.
They will also have baked apples and waffles and for drinks, they will be offering coffee, orange juice, milk, tea, and hot chocolate.
Admission to the event is $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 12 and children 5 and under enter for free.
The event begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m.
All of the proceeds will be used to support the fire company. For more information, you may contact Mary Alexander at 301-829-0100.
The breakfast will be hosted at MAVFC Reception Hall located at 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy.