Those seeking to learn about a new art form or artists wanting to hone their skills will have the opportunity to do so throughout the year with Gallery Main Street art workshops.

“Gallery Main Street committee volunteers put together a great series of educational and fun workshops,” said Beverly Abell, City of Tyler Main Street Department leader. “They created a schedule that appealed not only to the advanced artist, but also to beginners.”

Joan Iverson’s very popular “Barn Raising” clay workshop is this Saturday, April 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gallery. Participants will be able to create a hand-built building of their choosing at the class.

The fundamentals of digital photography will be taught at a two-day workshop series April 16 and 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

“Dolph Miller and John Johansson have taught this workshop at Gallery Main Street before, and we receive continuous praise for the quality of their classes,” Abell said. “We are thrilled to offer these classes again.”

Among future workshops will be classes on marbling paper and marketing for the professional artist.

Full details on these workshops and future classes are available at the Gallery Main Street website, and on the Downtown Tyler Facebook page.

Gallery Main Street, located at 110 W. Erwin St., is a project of the City of Tyler Main Street Department in cooperation with the volunteers of the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition and Heart of Tyler, Inc. The Gallery opens a new juried fine art exhibit approximately every eight weeks.