Wine Art classes starting in Hogansville

Published 7:37 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018

HOGANSVILLE — Art lovers and wine aficionados alike have something extra to look forward to during Hogansville’s ever growing second Saturday celebration.

The Suffering Artist will host its first Wine Art 101 class on March 10 and plans to continue the class on the second Saturday of each month. Painting while sipping a favorite bottle of wine has been a popular date night and friend night source of entertainment for years in larger cities. Chris and Sarah Swanson of The Suffering Artist are excited to be able to bring the event to Hogansville.

“We know it’s popular in Atlanta,” Chris Swanson said. “We know it’s been popular at other galleries that have done it all the way from LaGrange down to Columbus. We felt there was enough demand and no one meeting that demand in our little area of Hogansville. We just thought it would be a great opportunity.”

All art supplies will be provided, and Victoria Slagle will lead the class from blank canvas to finished painting over the course of the two-hour class. Local artists won’t be the only one sipping chardonnay and eating snacks at this class though.

“Any experience level (can come),” Chris Swanson said. “The preregisters I’ve seen so far, some of them do art on the side as a hobby, some of them I know just love art and don’t actually do it themselves, but they want to come experience (making art). Sarah believes there is an artist in everybody somewhere, so anybody can come tap into it.”

Participants are encouraged to register ahead of time, due to limited seating at the event.

However, walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows.

The first wine art session is scheduled to take place at The Suffering Artist on Saturday, March 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event costs $30 per person. For more information or to register, visit