Oceanside Art Studio raises money for Australian fires

$10 from each admission to a painting class will be donated

A local painting studio is raising money for an international cause — the Australian wildfires.

The fires have devastated the continent. Dozens of people have died and 480 million animals have been lost, including approximately 8,000 koalas.

READ MORE: ‘Millions of sparks’: Weather raises Australia’s fire danger

To give back, Oceanside Art Studio is hosting a ‘Koala Love Family Paint Class.’ $10 from the $35 cost of the class will be donated to the Australian Red Cross. Ages six and up are welcome. Jenny Hughes, who will teach the class, said she wanted to find a way to give back.

“When I was younger I backpacked through Australia and it was one of the best experiences of my life! I was able to hold Koala’s and I fell in love with them along with the beautiful country. I wanted to offer a small gesture to give back and help with the devastating fires,” she said in an email.

The class includes two canvases, one for parents and one for child. It will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 17.

— NEWS staff

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