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Got Your Goat Painting Series – Billy
May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The second in a fun series of Paducah Goat paintings, Billy is a curious sort, peeking from behind the barn door and playful nature! Come to this fun painting class and enjoy a a creative getaway time with your friends! Tickets are available below for a seat for just this Billy Goat painting, or save a little bit and come to all four classes! They all will be different sizes and surfaces as shown in the photo below. Each class is priced according to canvas size, and the series of four offers a discount on that total.
This is the second in a series of 4 Paducah goat paintings this spring. In 1898, Paducah experienced an invasion of goats in the downtown area. The noise and smell were remarkable and were enough of an issue, that citizens cried out in alarm and demanded an ordinance be issued to put a stop to the goating around! The only problem was that a popular activity for the children was hitching a goat to cart and racing the streets and alleys of Paducah. The goat ordinance would put a big damper on their beloved goat cart racing fun.
To sway popular opinion, George sent this article to the Paducah Daily Sun published on April 13, 1898:
“Deer sur and frend: I do not want Bily gotes kep offn the strets. I have a bily gote, and he never barks or gos mad. I uset to have a dog to driv my cart, but he wood not go like a horse or a got. When I wood hich him up, he wood not go unles I wood go ahed of him. I had to go ahed so much that my little brothr did all the riding, so I got me a gote. I think he is mity nice, all but his smell, and papa says that may wear off. Yors truly, George”
If you want to read more about the history of the Paducah Goats check out this great McCracken County Library article here: https://mclib.net/blogs/history/?p=922
Marlie will instruct you step by step through this painting (we can automize colors, just let her know ahead of time if desired.)
All painting supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring your own beverages (cokes, alcohol, a fabulous giant Sonic iced tea with the good ice, coffee, etc) to enjoy during the class.
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