The Summit Area YMCA offers free programs to the community and its members so they can learn, thrive, and grow.    Our new free beginner painting lessons using watercolors will give participants a chance to express themselves in a supportive environment so they can explore and create their own work of arts.

Ann Piekarz, a native of NJ who has been painting watercolors for over 15 years will teach the fundamentals and basic techniques of playing and exploring with watercolors.  Ann has attended many workshops around the world as well as classes at the Art Students League, Visual Arts Center, the Center for Contemporary Art and the Silvermine Arts Center. 

Class supplies needed include:  a watercolor set, brush, water container, 2B pencils, large drawing pad, and 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper.

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WHERE:  Berkeley Heights YMCA

WHEN:  Thursdays, beginning February 16, 2017

TIME:  10 AM – 12 Noon

COST:  Free


For more information about this class and to register, please visit:

For more information, please contact:

Maria Nolting

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