“This is an on going class and the next session will be starting in January,” said Clela Stelnicki, teacher of the class. “The class is for anyone that is interested in art and there is no experience necessary.”
Want to go?
WHAT: Wonderful Watercolors Class
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Wednesday, starting January 9
WHERE: Frost Center at Osborn Park, 3910 E. Perkins Avenue, Sandusky
COST: $15 per class or $60 for a four-week session
A fine art major at Youngstown State University, Stelnicki has been teaching art for over 13 years.
“The way I teach, anyone can learn to paint,” she said. “I take a photograph and we break down the photograph for the students to paint. It is a step by step process.”
Students will watch Stelnicki demonstrate how to paint a section of the painting and then mimic her work, breaking down the painting so even the most elementary painter can complete a piece.
The hope is for students to complete one painting per week, but sometimes the chosen painting may take two or so weeks to complete.
“It is the student’s responsibility to get their own supplies, however I do sell some of them,” Stelnicki said. “I also will loan students supplies if need be.”
Students can pay for a four-week session of the class or pay per class; it is completely up to them. The cost is $15 per class or $60 for a four-week session.
Usually there are around 12 to 18 students per class and class size is limited.
“Some of the paintings we will be working on this session include snow themes and nature and landscapes,” Stelnicki said. “It is a very relaxing class and a great way to socialize with people who have a common interest.”
Erie MetroParks will be holding its Wonderful Watercolors class this winter from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Wednesday starting January 9 at the Frost Center at Osborn Park, 3910 E. Perkins Avenue in Sandusky. To sign up for the Wonderful Watercolors Class, visit www.eriemetroparks.org.