By ALEXANDER BAILEY
Sherre Adams, aka Clay Munster, of YOU, a local artist and art teacher, now offers private acrylic lessons. Classes are available daily and are fun for all ages according to Adams.
Adams was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and raised in East Texas. According to her, she grew up as a country girl on what she described as “essentially a farm”. However, in 1999, when Adams was in her late twenties, she hung up her cowgirl boots and considered the title “city girl” while living in the Dallas/Fort area. Worth for 18 years.
“I always dreamed of being an artist and living by the ocean,” Adams recalls.
While living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, she began to crave adventure. She says she wanted to travel and came up with the idea of visiting South Padre Island. “I was getting tired of the places and the traffic and the people,” Adams explained. In 2017, while visiting the island for the first time, Adams said she realized it was her home.
After her vacation, she moved to the Island a few months later.
“The Valley is an amazing place,” Adams said. ” It’s quiet. It’s peaceful. It’s an amazing place.
As a young girl growing up in East Texas, Adams had a knack for illustration. This was the beginning of his artistic life.
While living in Brownsville for a brief ten months, Adams began to combine her love for art with her love for the ocean by incorporating the two together. She painted on seashells and starfish. During this period, her dream of having an art-based business began to become clear.
After moving to the island, Adams became a member of Artspace where she began teaching art classes and expanding her mediums of choice while developing her talents.
“It was the best career I’ve ever had,” Adams said.
Adams opened her own art-to-commission business, YOU, in 2018. At the moment, she offers two types of acrylic courses, but will soon be adding ceramics to her roster. Adams estimates she will be offering her ceramic classes by May 2022.
“Going to a studio is fun, but I’ve found people are more relaxed when they’re at home,” Adams explained. That’s why she started offering private lessons and, according to Adams, so far it’s been a success.
During these classes, Adams offers three different acrylic pouring techniques.
Participants receive three different canvases and the three works that Adams creates herself for the duration of the course. For the age crowd, she also offers a “sip and pour” class where Adams provides wine, cheese, and different snacks.
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