Monthly Watercolor Workshops for Families

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library are hosting monthly watercolor painting workshops with local artist Gretchen Kelly. This series is titled Watercolor with Your Grand Person. All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; children must be accompanied by a grandparent, parent, teen or other adult.

Date/Time: Saturdays 1-4pm with two sessions: 1-2:15pm and 2:30-3:45pm                  January 19, February 16, & March 16

Registration: Interested persons should register ahead of time for one session by emailing, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk at the library.

In these workshops beginners and intermediate painters paint from seasonal still lifes, objects, and photos. Attendees can learn basic techniques or just hang out and paint with others. All materials will be provided. This event is free and wheelchair accessible.

The January 19 watercolor class features seasonal local finds in Hudson and attendees can also bring in 2019 symbolic icons: clocks, Chinese New Year of the Pig, Aquarius zodiac sign and more in order to start their own personal watercolor calendar. On February 16 Gretchen focuses on seasonal still life from local fields and forests: iconic imagery of snowy farms, barns, and more along with presidents, groundhogs, etc. The March 16 class is about seasonal still life from finds on local nature paths along with iconic images of lambs, lions, shamrocks, seeds, sprouts and birds as we welcome spring. Each of these three workshops can add to developing regular attendees’ personal calendars featuring their watercolor painting.

Gretchen Kelly works in a variety of mediums and styles, primarily painting figurative, landscape and flowers. Her fashion and home decor background influence her work at times. She is inspired by the beauty of what is natural in the world and embellishes with her own personal touches of color, pattern and ornament. Gretchen endeavors to capture the gestures and nuances of fleeting moments which are the details that bring life and beauty to her work, as she sees it in her subject. Simplicity is the mark that she strives for.  


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