Local author/artist, art instructor and Appalachian Newspapers Cartoonist Christopher Epling was the first guest instructor at the Appalachian Center for the Arts’ “Pop Up Art on the Plaza” June 5. The next class will be Basket Weaving on June 19, taught by Hazard-based artist Jenn Noble Shepherd. The “Pop Up Art” classes will cost $10 per class. For more information on upcoming classes or to register, visit, www.theapparts.org.