Student Programming Board Hosts Student Painting Night

On Jan. 26 from 5-7 p.m. in the Starlight Room, the Student Programming Board (SPB) hosted two painting classes for SUU students.

The class was organized and taught by Miranda Shepard, a sophomore elementary education Major from Vernal. Brooklyn Whitney, senior graphic design major from Layton, also helped to teach and manage the event.

The class was free for students to attend, though they only had to provide their student ID card or T-Bird number at the door. Students were equipped with basic tools, which included canvas, brushes, paints, water, and paper towels, and refreshments. Shepard guided students through the steps of painting a forest of trees and a cardinal bird.

“We do quite a bit of painting on campus this year,” Whitney said. “Not everyone who comes knows how to paint, and they just come with their friends who do know how to paint. So we decided that since Bob Ross is such a big hit, we’d try to do something similar.”

In the 1980s and ‘90s, painter Bob Ross hosted “The Joy of Painting,” a television program during which he taught painting on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). In recent years, Ross’ work has seen a resurgence in popularity.

For more information regarding future activities with the Student Programming Board, visit the SPB official website.

Story by
Megan Fairbanks

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