Professional artist Wendy Stamer of Sparta will teach a class in watercolor painting at noon on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Hampton Community Center, 1 Rumsey Way (Hampton Township), Newton.
Sponsored by the Sussex County Art Society, this class is open to interested artists of all levels of ability.
Stamer will guide her students through the entire process of painting a bird, step by step, as they learn the basic techniques and principles of watercolors. At the end of the two-hour class, each participant will have created a painting of their own and discovered for themselves the joys and satisfaction that watercolors have to offer.
Bring basic watercolor supplies, brushes, paints, and palette if you have them. Paper will be supplied and setups with paints and brushes will be available for those who do not have their own. There will be no charge for the class.
Stamer has been painting for more than 40 years. Her first works were in oils; later she embraced watercolors. Birds, wildlife and Sussex County scenes are most often the subjects of her realistic art.
Her works have received many awards, including being the Featured Sussex County Artist at the New Jersey State Fair and two best in shows at the 1995 Art Association in Roxbury Members Show and the 2020 NJAA Chilton Hospital exhibit.
She is currently affiliated with the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council, the Art Association in Roxbury, the Sparta Woman’s Club Art Department, and the New Jersey Art Association. In recent years Stamer has taught classes in watercolors, mostly through the Sparta Woman’s Club and at Unity of Sussex County.
Her greatest pleasure is to inspire her students and see that even beginners new to watercolors can have fun and discover new abilities.
For more information email Stamer at firstname.lastname@example.org.