LILY DALE - Susan Barnes first learned about spirit artwork about 10 years ago during a trip to England where she visited the International Spiritualist Federation.
Since then the local resident has studied mediumship and spirit art at the ISF and at England's Arthur Findlay College with internationally recognized mediums including Coral Ryder and Stella Upton.
''I'm really looking forward to a series of classes I will offer at Lily Dale, starting Tuesday at the Church of the Living Spirit,'' Barnes said. "You don't need to have any artistic experience, and for the first class dealing with automatic drawing, participants may bring their own charcoal and drawing paper, or these materials will be provided. In fact, during that first session, we will discuss other classes coming up, and those taking part may elect to bring their own supplies, and if not, all such items will be provided.''
Susan Barnes points to several spirit art canvases at her studio in Lily Dale. The medium will offer spirit art classes at Lily Dale, starting Tuesday at the Church of the Living Spirit.
"It's a wonderful opportunity to learn about spirit art at a very minimum cost of $5 donation per class,''said Emmy Chetkin, church president. "We are very fortunate to have Susan who is a well recognized spirit artist.''
Classes are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. four consecutive Tuesdays, starting Tuesday, Jan. 28, and running thru Feb. 18., and include Automatic Drawing, Encaustic Drawing, Feb. 4; Auragraphs, Feb. 11; and Spirit Portraits, Feb. 18. The Church of the Living Spirit is located at Assembly Hall, Cleveland Ave.
For more information, call 595-2697.