Artist Gay Bechtelheimer will lead beginning watercolor students through a two-day workshop at the South Arkansas Arts Center on October 14 and 15. The weekend class will be held in the newly renovated upstairs studio at SAAC, and will provide students with an interest in learning the fundamentals of watercolor the techniques and materials they need for a successful artistic practice.

October 14 and October 15
10am to 4pm on Saturday & Sunday
Fee: $150 SAAC members & $175 general public

To Register click on the link below
or call SAAC at 870-862-5474

“This class will be a wonderful way for those interested in watercolor to lay the foundation to work independently and enjoyably in the medium,” says Bechtelheimer. “Attendees will be given guidance on appropriate watercolor supplies, as well as the fundamentals and techniques of working with watercolor, and will apply these techniques to create works of their own.”

Bechtelheimer, a well-known artist and educator, brings years of experience in the watercolor medium to the classroom. She is passionate about lifelong learning in the arts, and has spent many years advocating for the arts on the local and national level. A retired educator, she teaches and lectures on art regularly at SAAC, and continues her own art education through her travels.

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Supply List

• One sheet 22” x 30” 300 lb. Natural white cold press watercolor paper
• One 8” x 8” Fluid cold press 140 lb watercolor Block
• Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors Essentials Set
• #10 or #8 Brush (Black Velvet Silver is a good brand)
• Container for water
• Viva paper towels
• 1” blue painter’s tape

If you would like to add a green pigment, Daniel Smith Undersea Green is a nice one to have.

All supplies can be purchased online at Blick Art Supplies (best prices)

South Arkansas Arts Center