Bechtelheimer to teach beginning watercolor workshop at SAAC

Artist Gay Bechtelheimer will lead beginning watercolor students through a two-day workshop at the South Arkansas Arts Center on October 14 and 15. (Contributed)
Artist Gay Bechtelheimer will lead beginning watercolor students through a two-day workshop at the South Arkansas Arts Center on October 14 and 15. (Contributed)

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.

"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.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15. The cost of the workshop is $150 for SAAC members, and $175 for general public. Supply list available upon registration. Register at www.saac-arts.org, or by calling 870-862-5474.

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