Acclaimed American Samoan Artists To Lead Paint And Sip Class At Sanctuary On Neil

The Sanctuary on Neil will host two artists from American Samoa for a unique paint and wine class.

The Sanctuary on Neil is a gorgeous former church that now houses Danceville, USA, as well as an event space. Next week, Danceville, U.S.A. will host two “paint and wine” classes taught by Su’a Uilisone Fitiao and Regina Meredith Fitiao.

While in grade school, Su’a learned the traditional form of painting called Siapo in the 1970s. That interest in art sparked a lifelong career as a Tufuga ta Tatau- aka a traditional Samoan Tattoo master.

Regina is a 4th generation Samoan Siapo maker. From the handmade barkcloth to the ancestral motifs, the art she creates helps her stay connected to her culture and society in today’s world.

On Wednesday, November 17th at 7 pm, Su’a will teach a painting class titled “Gogo with Gogo”.
On Thursday, November 18th at 7 pm, Regina will teach a class titled “A Partridge and Some
Palm Trees”.

Since there’s wine involved, all participants must be 21+. The classes are $85 each, or $150 for both. If you’re interested in taking the class, you can register online at dancevilleusa.com/shop. To learn more about the artists, you can visit their website at faasamoaarts.com.

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