Artists who want to learn street painting can get tips from pros during two workshops.
The first event is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony at 36701 Highway 79 South and the second for May 22 outside on Main at Mercedes Street in Old Town.
Local artist Melody Brunsting, who recently created the grapes for Temecula’s New Year’s Eve Grape Drop, will teach the first class. The second will be taught by Gayle DuRivage, who won the Street Painting Festival’s Best of Show award last year. She is an art instructor at Painted Earth, a pottery painting shop in Menifee.
Both workshops are free and chalk will be provided, Brunsting said.
The workshop aims to encourage artists to enter the 11th-annual Old Town Temecula Street Painting Festival and the 4th-annual Ralph Love Plain Air Festival set for June 24 to June 26.
The festival in previous years attracted more than 100 artists to create murals of all sizes on the streets. Best of Show winners get $500. Other prizes include People’s Choice, Best Monochromatic, Best Youth and Best Black and White.
The Best Black and White wins a weekend for two at the Welk Resort in San Diego or Palm Springs plus golf for two.
First place winners in the Ralph Love Plaine Air Festival get $200 and a weekend at the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. The Artists’ Choice Award winner gets $100.
Applications for the festival are available by clicking here.