Deja New, a charming cottage-style shop in the Dunes Shops in Kitty Hawk, boasts an eclectic mix of repurposed, distressed furniture and home décor items, handmade art and more. The space is warm and colorful, and it reflects the personality of the woman behind Deja New: Donna Morgan Hollowell. An artist herself, it’s not unusual to find Hollowell working on a new project in full view of patrons.

Hollowell says she is passionate about sharing her love of art with others, so she offers art classes for all ages in the back half of the studio.

The two-hour mixed-media art on canvas class is $45 per person, and participants leave with a finished piece. Mixed-media subjects include mermaids, seahorses, bonefish, bicycles, pelicans and more.

On Friday, June 15, Hollowell will lead a mixed-media art class where the topic is the flamingo. The class begins at 2 p.m.

At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, the topic of the mixed-media class is the seahorse, which is a fan favorite and synonymous with the ocean.

On Saturday, June 16, Hollowell will facilitate a new class: Paint pour. The process is relatively simple, but the results can be exquisite. In one technique, participants pour separate spots or “puddles” of paint onto canvas, continuing to add color until the colors morph together in the center of the canvas. Using a craft stick, the artist creates a swirl through the puddles, and then tilts canvas in different directions, so that the paint runs across the surface.

The two-hour class begins at 2 p.m.. The cost is $60 per person. Space is limited.

Hollowell also hosts heart and soul art journaling classes, which combines art and words as a means of self-expression. The cost is $25 per person for the class, plus $12 for the journal.

To enroll in any class, or for more information, text Hollowell at (252) 202-4669.


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