CLEAR LAKE — Join Christina Newton at the Clear Lake Arts Center for an evening of fun, friends, and artistic expression at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27.

Newton will teach simple techniques and guide participants in creating their own version of "Starry Night" by Van Gogh. While participants paint, Newton will add a little bit about the artist who inspired the painting.

Soft drinks and light snacks will be served. Wine and beer will be available to purchase.

People can choose between two sizes: 20-by-16 inches for $35 ($32 for arts center members) or 11-by-14 inches for $30 ($27 members).

Call 641-357-1998 to register. The Clear Lake Arts Center is located at 17 S. Fourth St.

Private arty parties are also available. Arts center staff will help create a party that meets the organizer's objectives and budget. The event can be at the center or off-site. The host provides the space, snacks and beverages, with the arts center providing the supplies and instructor.

Designed for beginners or intermediates, classes are typically two to three hours, with a limit on the class size.

For information on how to schedule a private arty party, call 641-357-1998.