• December 25, 2014

Bavarian Folk Art coming to Rec Center

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 12:00 pm | Updated: 9:52 am, Thu Aug 16, 2012.

By Krista M. Madkins

Harker Heights Herald

Mies Poznick's 30-year hobby - Bavarian Folk Art - has led her to 20 years of teaching others the techniques of the German art she learned while stationed with her husband in Baztobaz, Bavaria.

"The story is that in (the Baztobaz, Bavaria) area, the Bavarian Folk Art started because people who owned guest houses decorated their furniture to make it more appealing," said Poznick. "They decorated wardrobes, chairs, tables and armoires with gorgeous flowers."

The decorated furniture was then displayed throughout the guest houses, which resemble American bed-and-breakfasts.

After falling in love with the art, Poznick and a group of ladies paid for an instructional class on Bavarian Folk Art from a local artist in Baztobaz.

Now, she teaches the same techniques and skills at the Harker Heights Recreation Center.

"Mies will start from the very beginning," said Joyce Mayer, a former participant of Poznick's previous class in Harker Heights.

Poznick said the first day of the class will be a meet-and-greet where she will demonstrate what she plans to teach participants. They also will discuss necessities for the course.

"Don't buy the cheapest brush," said Poznick. She explained that a cheap brush may make it harder to do some of the patterns, suggesting that individuals in the class should invest in a good round brush from a craft store.

In addition to the brush, individuals in the class will need four basic acrylic paint colors to start off with: black, white, red and antique gold. Individuals will have to make a surface selection for their works to be constructed on.

Traditionally, Bavarian Folk Art was done on wooden surfaces. However, it can be done on metal as well. For those individuals who select a metal surface, they need to remember it must be rust free.

Contact Krista M. Madkins at kmadkins@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7468.

If you go

What: European Folk Art Painting Class

When: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays in February

Where: Harker Heights Recreation Center, 307 Miller's Crossing in Harker Heights

Admission: Free for senior citizens. Registration required.

More information: Call (254) 953-5657.

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

KDH Poll

Loading…
Killeen cancer support group cancels today’s meeting
Posted: December 23, 2014

Today’s Killeen cancer support group meeting was canceled. The next meeting is Jan. 13.

more »
Mission offering free holiday meal to those in need
Posted: December 23, 2014

Jesus Hope & Love Homeless Mission is offering a free Christmas Day meal for those in need from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at 818 N. Fourth St., behind H-E-B, downtown Killeen.

more »