FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For More Information Contact
Theresa Otteson, 801 292-0367 – Theresa@bdac.org
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 S. Main Street, Bountiful, UT 84010
Lester B. Lee and Carl Purcell to Teach Workshops
at Bountiful/Davis Art Center
Bountiful, Utah, March 9, 2011 -Bountiful/Davis Art Center will be hosting two watercolor workshops by nationally renowned watercolorists, Lester Lee and Carl Purcell in April and May.
Lester Lee is a retired high school art teacher who received the 2006 Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education. Some of his notable works are the illustrations on the cover and end sheets of the book series “The Work and the Glory” by Gerald Lund. Lester sells hundreds of watercolor paintings and prints each year, including the distribution of well over one million copies of a print of the past presidents of the LDS Church. Lester shows his work in many galleries and has won numerous local and national awards for his paintings and sculptures. Lester is a favorite of local students who take his classes repeatedly.
Lester B. Lee
Carl Purcell taught art at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah for over 26 years. He has had articles in “Artists Magazine” and he is author of the books “Painting with Your Artists Brain” and “Drawing with Your Artists Brain: Learn to Draw What You See-Not What You Think You See.”Carl has said of his painting, “Each painting I do is like a stepping stone leading somewhere I want to go but can’t yet see. Each one takes me closer to something just over the hill. But the journey is so absorbing that I seldom look back at the path that painting takes me along.”
Lester will be offering a one day workshop on April 23rd from 9am. – 4pm. at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center. This course is primarily for beginning watercolorists, but anyone is welcome. The morning will comprise a question and answer session, painting demonstrations of color and technique, and a quick drawing lesson. After lunch, students will use a document camera and projector to paint a country scene together. Cost for this one day workshop is $70.
Carl will be holding a three day workshop May 12-14, 9:00am. – 3:30pm each day. This workshop will focus on looking beyond the surface details of a subject and responding to the underlying color patterns. Students will learn how to create strong, fresh color patterns for a foundation that requires less fussy detail. The cost for this three day workshop is $225.
Anyone interested in taking these workshops can register online at www.bdac.org
For more information please contact the Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 801 292-0367 or visit us online at www.bdac.org
Emma J. Dugal
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 So. Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010
801 292-7298 (fax)