Members of the Heart of Texas Porcelain Art Club will host Open Paint from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4-6 at the La Quinta Inn, located at 103 Market Place Blvd., which is aimed to promote the club in Brownwood.

“China painting is a lot of fun, the fellowship is great, and we’d thoroughly enjoy having anyone interested to come join us at December’s Open Paint,” club member Joanne Barnett said. “If you’re a novice, don’t be bashful. Come on and join us. There will be plenty of paint and brushes for you to whet your creative appetite.”

Before becoming a member of the club, Barnett said she was a little hesitant on whether or not she was a flower type of girl.

“When I think of China painting, I think of soft pink or yellow flowers, especially roses, beautifully painted onto plates,” Barnett said. “I was pleasantly surprised to learn that there are many subjects, as well as techniques, used in China painting.”

Open Paint is a time for club members to come together and work on various projects and provide a chance for residents interested in learning more about China painting to get more information.

Beverly Tucker, porcelain artist and teacher, has lead several demonstrations for the club including one on painting glass. Other demonstrations taught by Tucker included incorporating Zentangle® art, using rubber stamps, techniques for making pen work patterns and creating floral designs, which were all inspired by the world famous artist Peter Faust of Switzerland.

“We learned how to transfer the outlines of our subject onto the glass,” Barnett said. “We enjoyed learning to master the painting without leaving evidence of our fingerprints on our project!”

Heart of Texas Porcelain Art Club will hold its monthly meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the La Quinta Inn. During this meeting, the group will hold its annual Christmas party and take photos of the club’s officers for the scrapbook.