An Art Thing to Do

Creating spin art with Brad Price at Hang 12 Art Gallery.
Creating spin art with Brad Price at Hang 12 Art Gallery.

Artist Brad Price is having a blast at his Kill Devil Hills Hang 12 Art Gallery. There are eight kids gathered around a spin art machine that he built. This isn’t the puny little spinner twirling a 6” square of paper while paint is poured on it.

There’s a 12”x24” piece of stretched canvas sitting in the spinner and the kids are calling out suggestions to the artist—an earnest and little bit shy blond-haired boy who is grinning ear to ear as his creation comes to life.

It’s Spin Art Pizza Party night at the gallery—two hours of fun on a Friday night, and the kids are taking advantage of every moment of it.

Mixed in with the fun is some real advice about art—Brad telling kids to use long strokes to paint a solid background color on their canvas. At one point he tell them they are creating abstract art, and from the many times the phrase is repeated, it’s clear the kids like it.

Brad’s Spin Art Pizza Party is just one of his weekly classes. The other ones are more for adults since they include wine or beer.

On Wednesday he hosts his Wine & Paint night and on Thursdays it’s Paint a Pup—which is a BYOB.

A very talented artist in his own right, Brad’s paintings of beach life on the Outer Banks carry an impressionistic style but do a great job of depicting the joy of everyday living.

Hang 12 Art Gallery is in the Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills. For more information go online or call Brad (252)-255–2314.