HUDSON — The City of Hudson Senior Center and Hudson Area 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. 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 workshops are Saturdays 2 - 4 p.m. 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. All materials will be provided. This event is free and wheelchair accessible.
The April 20 watercolor class features April showers bring May flowers, Easter bunnies, chicks, and colorful eggs. May 18’s theme will be flowers and fruit still life, the May Pole imagery, Spring elements like birds, sprouts, and planting images. June 15 continues flower still life, and moves to Father’s Day cards, picnic imagery, bees, butterflies, and Flag Day. 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.
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.
The Hudson Area Library is located at 51 North Fifth Street in Hudson, NY. The mission of the library is to enrich the quality of life by providing free and equal access to programs, services and resources, and by creating opportunities for all members of our community to connect, create, learn and grow. For more information visit hudsonarealibrary.org.