The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Watercolor show reception scheduled

Watercolor by K Bennett. (Photo submitted.)

By Hope Wallace

The Ohio Watercolor Society paintings have arrived and we are inviting you to our opening reception and tea this Sunday from 1–5. We’ll serve several varieties of tea and unusual refreshments. Everyone is encouraged to attend and there is never an admission fee to the art center.

Residents of Kingsbury House enjoy the action of painting. (Photo submitted.)

One of the ways the Wassenberg Art Center is reaching out to the community and surrounding area is offering art support to nursing and assisted care facilities.  Monday, I spent some time helping residents rekindle what it felt like to paint at Kingsbury House in Defiance. We chose Kingsbury House to launch our initial program in part, because my father is a resident there. The art center is closed on Mondays and it is a day I am able to visit him. So, I thought why not share something while there. We worked with tempera paint and how colors mix and how create interesting textures can be created with just a paintbrush. We concentrated on the paint in itself being the fun part, not necessarily the outcome. However, we did have some beautiful surprises as a result, much to the delight of the painter! We are truly energized and looking forward to begin work with some local care facilities in the near future. Please give us a call if you have any questions regarding this tailored program.

In addition to our upcoming exhibit, our classes continue to expand and we’ll be publishing our second quarter class line up soon, so stay tuned.We always welcome your inquires. You may also check our website periodically for class listings. Remaining classes, with some starting March 1 are:

Oil painting with Sally Geething, we love her energy and sense of fun around the art center and this transfers into her painting classes two-fold.

Classic Watercolor with Pat Rayman is coming up. This class demonstrates how watercolor is used and usually includes new techniques Pat has invented or discovered.

Beginning Photography with Wassenberg Camera Club president Doug Heckler will remove the mystery from that technological wonder in your hands and help compose successful shots.. This class is almost full so call soon!

Rabbit created in ceramics class. (Photo submitted.)

The classes at the Wassenberg Art Center can also be configured for company or private parties and/or outings. One-time sessions can be a great way to build morale, kick back and have a little fun outside the work environment. Call me at the art center for further information.

The 2012 Wassenberg Art Center High School Invitational is also approaching. Area high schools within an approximate 35 mile radius should have received invitations and calls for entry for their students. We enthusiastically encourage the schools, their art teachers, guidance counselors and parents to prompt art students to submit their work for cash prizes and honors. We are very excited to help foster our culture through creative expression in our youth

Give us a call or email us and we can send you a schedule. You may also check out our website at: for further information about our class offerings.

Contact the art center at 419.238.6837, by email: or via our website at: The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 643 South Washington Street in Van Wert.

POSTED: 02/29/12 at 3:01 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?