April 20, 2012

Watercolor painting class starts May 14

by Michelle Winkler

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Explore the beauty of watercolor painting!

Students in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s “The Art of Watercolor Painting” course will work with a variety of techniques and approaches to watercolor painting with an emphasis on composition, color mixing and the choice of subject matter.  Looking at watercolor painting from the past and present will enrich the participants’ understanding of this painting medium.

This course will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays, May 14 and 21 and June 4, 11 and 18.   It will meet at 205 Willow St. in Carbondale.

The instructor, Kathleen Frye, has taught and created art in a variety of settings, including Colorado, Bali and New York, for the last 30 years.  She has worked with students from kindergarten age through college level as well as with adult community classes.  Her teaching technique involves sharing her enthusiasm for making art and her appreciation for art from around the world, past and present.

Both beginning and intermediate students will enjoy the class.   Participants should bring their own materials or contact the instructor at kfryestudio@yahoo.com for a suggested supply list.  

The instructor will collect a $3 fee on the first day of class for a sampling of different watercolor papers. The instructor will also have an assortment of materials available at the first class session for students who want to experiment with different materials before purchasing their own.

The fee for this course is $75.  The class is limited to the first 10 people to register so officials encourage registration. For registration or more information, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 618-536/7751 or visit their website at https://www.dce.siu.edu/.