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Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library’s spring 2020 Watercolor with your Grand Person sessions with local artist Gretchen Kelly begin soon. In these workshops beginners and intermediate painters paint from seasonal still lifes, objects, and photos. All materials will be provided. This event is free and wheelchair accessible.
Note: This ongoing program has been canceled until the library has reopened and we are able to safely resume programs.
Date/Time: Saturdays, March 21, April 18, and May 16, 2-3:30pm.
Recommended Audience: 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.
Registration: Interested persons should register ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk at the library.
The March class will focus on chicks, lambs, nests, and seasonal still lifes of local foliage and color inspired by Spring. In April attendees can celebrate Earth Day with Mother Nature’s bounty and paint local foliage, birds, bugs, flowers, maps, and more. The theme of the May class will be the new growth of Spring, with flowers, birds, and bees, alongside special Memorial Day reference pictures.
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.
The City of Hudson Senior Center is located on the 2nd floor of 51 North Fifth Street in Hudson, NY. There are county and city services at the center, such as meals for seniors, yoga, aerobics and painting classes. For more information call: (518) 838-3200.