17022199_1595837813778557_3850760153117155364_nOn Sept, 9, coinciding with Creative Clay’s grand opening of their new location and the Second Saturday ArtWalk, Winter Haven folk artist Don Stone will present two folk art workshops: one from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and one from 2 to 4 p.m.

Stone is a frequent exhibitor at Creative Clay’s Folkfest St. Pete and other locations around the state and beyond. According to “The 863 Magazine,” Stone, an engineer, didn’t entertain the idea of becoming and artist until his mid-40s, when he realized he needed an additional source of income to pay for his growing art collection.

“I got into art to make money to buy art,” said Stone.  “I have pieces of art stuffed everywhere.”

Always an art enthusiast, Stone’s artistic journey led him to study folk art and develop a style merging his love of color, humor, and history. He has won numerous awards for his work, which has been chosen for festival posters and t-shirts, and exhibited in several museums. Usually painted on wood, Stone’s paintings are found in private collections well beyond the Florida state line.

The cost of the workshop is $45 per person. Please RSVP to Director of Exhibitions, Jody Bikoff at jody@creativeclay.org. Please direct all inquiries to Jody via e-mail or call 727.825.0515. Interested parties may also register online at www.creativeclay.org.

Creative Clay’s vision is to make the arts accessible to all. Its mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences.

Creative Clay is located at 1846 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Visit www.creativeclay.org for more information. Like on Facebook; follow on Instagram @creativeclaystpete and on Twitter @creativeclay.

Jody Bikoff, Director of Exhibitions
Creative Clay, Inc.