Bookmaking with Beda Tenning-Helms

Join Union County artist and Master Gardener, Beda Tenning-Helms for this fun and creative process.  Beda will bring examples of her published works and show us how she develops and compiles these art books.  Beda does is all including papermaking, watercolor, colored pencils, felting, pastel, … you name it!

A little about Beda:

Beda’s art pursuits have been a life time search.  Being raised on a farm/dairy farm and attending a small rural school left little time or opportunity to hone art skills, except for sewing.  Neither did a certificate from Carolina Business School leave time to pursue her love of art.  Marriage and corporate transfers brought opportunity, at last, to take art lessons.  In between corporate moves and two children, she continued to find time to try a variety of art mediums and projects.
 
With the death of her husband and two children in college, Beda returned to college in 1988.  She earned three separate art degrees, the last degree earned when she was 65 years old-art at last!  Every medium seems to need a time of trial, from painting, stone work, and yes, even metallic art through welding!  So as a Christian, wife, mom, and Granny, the joys of artistic endeavors seem endless! 

The meeting will start at 6:30 on Thursday, April 7 with light refreshments and the program will begin at 7pm.

NC Arts logoThis project receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the National Endowment for the Arts.