Audubon Offering Workshop In Beginning Watercolors

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Audubon Center & Sanctuary

If you have ever wanted to paint the beauty of fall with watercolors, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary is giving you the opportunity to learn how.

On Saturday, November 30, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Audubon is offering a workshop in Beginning Watercolors. Under the instruction of distinguished artist Christine French, participants will create two fall landscape watercolor paintings that are ready to frame.

A retired art teacher from Ohio, Christine French has taught art classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Art, Erie Art Museum, Cuyahoga Community College, Art House, and Notre Dame College. She holds a BFA, MA, and MFA from Kent State University and Graduate School.

French is a producing artist who has been recognized by the Women’s Pen and Brush in New York City, HGTV’s “Crafters Coast to Coast, “and “Fiber Arts Magazine.” She has been an artist resident in Poland, Hungary, Greece, the Big Island of Hawaii, and the Art Institute of Chicago’s Oxbow.

French lives in North East, Pennsylvania, where she is on the board of the North East Arts Council (NEAC) and the Design Committee of Downtown North East. Examples of her work are at artthingsbychrisfrench.com .

Participants can bring their own images of fall scenes or use ones that will be available. Professional watercolor paper and paints will be provided.

This class is suitable for teenagers and adults: no experience is necessary.

Class size is limited to 20 people with a minimum of 10 needed. The fee of $67 or $59 for Friends of the Nature Center includes all materials. Audubon will provide coffee and tea for BYO lunch.

Reservations with payment are required by Friday, November 22, 2013: call (716) 569-2345 or use the on-line form by clicking through the Program Listing at http://jamestownaudubon.org.

Audubon education programs are made possible in part through funding from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, the Holmberg Foundation, the Hultquist Foundation and the Johnson Foundation.

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org .