Children in grades 2-6 will place themselves in picturesque settings as 19th century painters Monet, Renoir and Pissaro did and produce masterpieces Friday and Saturday at the Clayton House Historic Museum.
From 9 a.m. to noon each day, the "Architectural and Landscaping Watercolor Works" workshop with art teacher Stephanie Gean will provide students the basics of watercolor technique with Victorian architecture and herb garden views as their subjects.
All materials and refreshments each day are included with the $50 class fee.
Gean, a recipient of the Arkansas elementary art educator of the year, has a bachelor’s degree in art education and a master’s degree in fine arts. She currently teaches at Immaculate Conception Elementary School.
Students’ work will be assembled into individual collages. They are invited to have their work included in a display for the Sunday "Clayton Conversations" event for attendees to view. The topic of Sunday’s event is "Gardening in the 1880s and Today" with Squash Blossom owner John Bruce.
Preregistration for the workshop is required and can be made at www.claytonhouse.org under the "Events" tab or by mailing class fee to the Clayton House, 514 N. 6th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901. For more information, call (479) 783-3000.