Raleigh's parks department is gearing up to eventually offer a slate of programs at Dorothea Dix Park, the massive campus just south of downtown Raleigh.
I'm told there will be lots of programs for kids and adults eventually. But, at the moment, they are starting with a handful of programs including one this Saturday.
Painting Portraits Together - for Kids and Adults is 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at Flowers Cottage, 2105 Umstead Dr., at the park. The class, designed for kids ages 7 to 10 and their adults, is an opportunity to explore the human face together.
According to the description, "Working in watercolor, we will talk about the proportions of the face and the placement of the eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hair. Realism is an option, but not required!"
Participants are encouraged to bring a photo or a picture to work from or paint the person they came to class with.
This program is offered to just six children and their adults. All kids must register. Raleigh parks' website has more information. It's free.