The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021

OWS exhibit closes Feb. 28

By Hope Wallace

If you haven’t seen the Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit you have until February 28. This is a strong exhibit with new styles, colors and substrates being explored. These award-winning paintings will go on to compete for the American Watercolor Society.

Ceramic sculpture created by Megan Thomas, Wassenberg Art Center’s new instructor and event/program coordinator. Megan will be instructing a pottery/ceramic class in March. (Photo submitted.)
Ceramic sculpture created by Megan Thomas, Wassenberg Art Center’s new instructor and event/program coordinator. Megan will be instructing a pottery/ceramic class in March. (Photo submitted.)

An unusual twist, our Paws de Resistance exhibit opens up the floor to artists 16 years or older. Artists have until March 5 to submit their 2D or 3D creations. All entries will be exhibited and entries will be judged for awards. Please call or visit our website for complete instructions! Paws de résistance, opening on March is an art exhibit about one of our favorite things in the world, pets. You are invited to bring us your impressions of your furry, feathered, or scaled friends in any media you choose. Even better, you can bring your friendly dog (leashes on and vaccinated please) to the opening reception! Treats will be available for both hooman and friend. An adoption table for the Van Wert County Humane Society will also be present and we’ll feature live music and cash bar.

On April 17, we will open the Annual High School Invitational at 1 p.m. with an opening reception and award presentation. Students will be providing the live music and refreshments will be provided

Wassenberg Art Center current class line up: 
ArtNight, Thursday from 6–9 p.m. bring a friend, listen to some music, drink some wine and be a maker. Megan will be in the pottery studio and willing to help those who would like to experiment.

Watercolor Techniques (ongoing) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ages 15–150. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb), brushes, palette (foam/paper plates work well), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Pottery class will be starting back up on March 9 from 6–8 p.m. Instructor: Megan Thomas. Megan has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University where she concentrated in both 2D and 3D studies, graduating with a degree in ceramics. She is also serving as our new Event and Programming Coordinator and has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and Maine. Cost of the class is $65 and includes basic materials. Some additional purchase may be necessary depending on design. This will be a 6-week session.

In April we will feature a daytime acrylic painting class with Pat Rayman and in May she will offer another drawing class.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 02/24/16 at 2:03 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?