By PATRICIA REED
For The Vista
Perhaps you’ve said, “I’d love to learn how to paint in watercolor, but everyone says it’s too hard and unforgiving, and I can’t even draw a straight line!”
Artist / Instructor Sheryl Reeser knows exactly how you feel, because she had these same feelings when she started painting nineteen years ago, after she retired and moved to Fairfield Glade.
Let Sheryl calm your artistic fears. Learn how to paint a delectable fruits and vegetables in Sheryl’s Beginning Watercolor Class; no drawing required.
Sheryl will take you from the very beginning and show you step-by-step how to paint using the amazingly beautiful medium of watercolor.
Sheryl’s four-session Beginning Watercolor Class is scheduled from 9 A.M. to noon on four Thursdays: (3/27, 4/10, 4/17, and 4/24). Paint, brushes, and paper will be provided for the first lesson, and a supply list will be distributed.
For those who are ready to continue their journey in watercolor, a four-session Intermediate Watercolor Class is scheduled from 12:30 to 3:30 P.M. on Thursdays (3/27, Friday 4/11, Thursday 4/17, and Thursday 4/24). The intermediate students will learn how to compose a painting and draw fruits and vegetables. Demonstrations by Sheryl will help the students achieve successful results.
Sheryl is also offering a four-session Advanced Watercolor Class, which is scheduled from 9 A.M. to noon on four Saturdays: (3/29. 4/12, 4/19, and 4/26). Again, composition and drawing will be emphasized. Critiques from Sheryl and the other students will help them develop confidence in their artwork.
Reeser has taught watercolor classes since the year 2000, and many of her students have commented that her instruction has enabled them to produce successful watercolor paintings. As a retired educator, teaching is Sheryl’s favorite activity!
Register for one of the Sheryl Reeser’s three series of Watercolor Classes (Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced) at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine Rd.).
The cost for each series of watercolor classes is $68 for members of the Art Guild and $88 for non-members. Single classes are also available, but please talk about it with Sheryl prior to registration. For more information or to enroll and pay by credit card, call 931-707-7249.
Harmelink is February Artist of the Month
The Artist of the Month at the Plateau Creative Arts Center is Rebecca Harmelink, who received her Masters Degree in art education, art therapy, and special education.
This artist taught art for 30 years in public schools in Minnesota, Iowa, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota and has recently retired along with her husband, Larry, and moved to Crossville.
The works of this artist are mostly landscapes, birds, and whimsical portrayal of animals.
The paintings comprise a combination of different mediums, such as colored pencil, watercolor, and acrylic.
This exhibit will be on display through February at the PCAC, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine), Fairfield Glade. Winters hours are 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Monday through Saturday – closed Sunday.
Hufford is Palace Exhibitor for February
Rosalyn Hufford has studied and participated in several aspects of the fine arts throughout her life. She completed classes in charcoal drawing, oil painting, and pottery at Penn State University for three years.
The artist painted in oils until she discovered the beauty of transparent watercolors.
The exhibit at the Palace in Crossville will continue through February.
Other works of the artist can be seen at the PCAC.