Woman’s Club of Rialto members discover their artistic sides during Paint Night fundraiser

Paint Class Rialto
IECN photo Marina Rojas: Front: Woman’s Club President Kathleen Holm, left, assists Rialto High School art teacher Deborah Mount, during the club’s first Paint Night fundraiser event last Tuesday.
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Paint Rialto
IECN photo courtesy Kathleen Holm: Cruz Vary.

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 the Woman’s Club of Rialto met at their club headquarters located at 219 North Riverside Avenue to hold their first Paint Night fundraiser.

Woman’s Club President Kathleen Holm explained that the event was being held to provide monies to their High School Scholarship fund and the Rialto High School Art Department.

“We invited Deborah Mount, an art teacher for Rialto High School, to come and lead our ladies in a Paint Night,” said Holm, “I had met her previously at the Rialto Relay for Life while working with the Students Stopping Cancer Club making a memorial quilt for the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.  We’re excited to have her here.”

With about 30 ladies in attendance the class began with everyone making a folded note paper using techniques akin to origami.  One Woman’s Club member, Joanne Miller, was demonstrating how perfectly the paper fell into place with the correct folding technique.  Her friend Patti Guerra, who is also a club member, said, “This is the first time we’ve done a Paint Night so we decided, hey, let’s give this a try!”

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Miller added, “It’s always good to learn something new.  I mean, some of us already paint, but we don’t know this style of painting, and it looks like fun!”

Rialto Paint Class
IECN photo courtesy Kathleen Holm: Monica Truesdale.

During class time, Mount explained that the ladies would be learning three styles of Asian ink brush painting and gave them a brief history of the characters of each style.  She then gave instructions of the technical applications for the paintings, encouraging each artist to take a more relaxed approach to creating their individual masterpieces.

At the end of Paint Night, the Woman’s Club group were amazed at the endless talent in the room and were looking forward to another opportunity to delve into the intricacies of more painting styles.

The Woman’s Club of Rialto encourages any woman who lives in the City to check out their many activities that always touch the lives of the community members in a good and positive way.  You can contact them on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheWomansClubOfRialto/.

For anyone who would like to speak to Deborah Mount about painting classes, she can be reached at dmount@rialto.k12.ca.us, at 909-677-7623 or 909-874-3171.

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