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How Kannapolis kids are learning to paint

Kids learn to paint at Village Park in Kannapolis

Lori Burroughs, owner of Wine Down & Painting, gives summer classes for kids at Village Park in Kannapolis.
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Lori Burroughs, owner of Wine Down & Painting, gives summer classes for kids at Village Park in Kannapolis.

Colorful little hands paint emojis at Lori Burroughs’ summer painting class at Village Park in Kannapolis on Wednesday.

“It’s an outlet to get your creativity kind of brewing. I know a lot of kids, especially some of my family members, they were always inside playing video games, and I want to bring them out,” Burroughs said.

Burroughs, business owner of Wine Down & Paint, offers a class for kids to learn how to paint on Monday through Thursday throughout the summer. The classes cost $25 per child, with sibling and weekly discounts.

Burroughs said the most important aspect of the class is that the kids get to paint “their way.”

Although the class is geared toward kids who are out of school for the summer, Burroughs said the class is open, and she encourages adults to come as well.

Cooper Hinson, 11, said that he has been to two classes, and he thinks they are fun.

“You get to enjoy painting and get to make different creations,” Hinson said.

Stephanie Fesperman said her great-granddaughter, Kaley Sechler, has participated in the summer classes for two years now, and Fesperman said she wants to do anything to help Kaley pursue her passion.

“She loves art. She has always loved art,” Fesperman said. “She would rather do this than just about anything I can think of.”

Fesperman said the class is a great opportunity for the kids whose families may not be able to afford to send them to larger, overnight camps.

Plus, it helps her decorate her house, she said laughing.

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