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Learning the basics

Local artist Pati Payne at the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library teaching a class to aspiring artists in the conference room.

Local artist Pati Payne at the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library teaching a class to aspiring artists in the conference room.

Watercolor painting class taught at library

This past Thursday, local artist and member of the Ironton Artists Association Pati Payne taught an introductory watercolor painting class at the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, teaching those there everything they need to know to continue painting.

Payne will soon offer a watercolor painting class at the library, and besides showing the class tips about techniques to get the best out of their paintings, she provided them with supply lists of everything they would need from the best types of paper and brushes to items needed to make special effects. Prices and stores, or websites to order from, were also provided.

Payne said there are many different colors of paint, but gave some of the colors that she said she particularly likes, or uses a lot, which include burnt sienna, windor red, ultramarine blue, olive green and permanent magenta. Some items needed to provide special effects to watercolor paintings are a sea sponge, salt, plastic wrap, masking tape and sandpaper.

The classes are offered the second and fourth Thursday of March and April, for a total of four classes at the Ironton library. The cost to take the course is $100 with one’s own supplies, or $140 to have supplies provided.

If interested in taking the watercolor course, call Payne at 740-533-1516.