BOUNTIFUL - One of Davis County’s most well known art teachers is looking for new students.
Lester Lee, a professional artist who taught for several years at Woods Cross High School, will lead a watercolor workshop on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center. Though he moved out of the county after retiring, he comes back to BDAC occaisonally to teach.
“We think of art as being reclusive, but I think that most artists today would disagree with that,” Lee told the Clipper after retiring from Woods Cross in 2010. “I think that artists need to be around other artists. It feeds me.”
The workshop is designed for those just starting watercolor, though anyone is welcome to participate. The morning portion of the workshop will start with a question-and-answer session, then Lee will offer demonstrations of painting techniques. He’ll then give the class a quick drawing lesson.
After the lunch break, students will paint a country scene together using a projector and a document camera. A document camera is similar to a high-resolution web camera, and will show students a close-up of Lee’s painting process as he’s explaining it to the class.
The cost for the workshop is $70, not including materials.
In addition to the workshop, BDAC is offering adult classes in painting fundamentals, landscape painting in oil and watercolor, still lifes and portrait painting. Children’s evening classes will also be available.
For more information and to register, call 801-292-0367 or visit bdac.org.