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Art Bank Offers Third Thursday Watercolor Classes

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Third Thursday Watercolor Classes Offered at the Art Bank

Shelbyville-based watercolorist, Rebecca Campbell, will be offering watercolor classes every Third Thursday, starting April 21st. Classes will run from 10am to5pm, with a 30-45 minute lunch break. The class fee is $50 and participants can bring their own supplies or rent supplies for a $5 fee, payment for either will be required at least 7 days before the class. Class size is limited to 10 students. Campbell will lead a beginning and intermediate level workshop that will focus on technique. Although Campbell promotes a relaxed and fun atmosphere in class, this class is geared toward learning and improvement of skills as a watercolorist.  Anyone interested in registering or needing a supply list should call 317-364-1745, or they can visit Rebecca Campbell’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/blueriverartist

“Each class teaches a different technique, or approach to subject matter,” said Campbell. “Whether your desire is to pain in an abstract, representational, or impressionistic manner, the skills you learn in this class will translate to any style that you wish to use in your personal artistic endeavors.

About Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell grew up on the near-southside of Indianapolis, attending Herron School of art and has several years of instruction from the Southside Art League, from Beverly Mathis and Dave Tipton. Working primarily in watercolors, Rebecca has a wide variety of interests in subject matter and style. She started devoting her study of paintings in a more serious manner in 2012 and has been busy experimenting with papers, color, style, and subject. She also writes a monthly column about art for Hometown Living, Shelby County, and is a founding member of the Shelby County Professional Artists Association.   

“I seek after beauty in my art,” said Campbell. “I prefer to paint shapes that flow, fluctuate, and present a sense of calm. My paintings on Yupo paper allow what I call free-range painting, with a sense of reality. I also enjoy feeling the strength that is portrayed in architecture, rocks, and nature. I paint scenes and objects that I don’t want to forget, colors that catch my breath, flowers that make me sigh, and food that I love to eat.”

About the Art Bank

The Art Bank was founded in 2007 by Dan Haynes. It occupies an old bank building that retains many of the architectural features of the bank, including the drive-up window, the teller room, and the vaults. The Art Bank has been an IDADA First Friday Gallery Walk location since the beginning, with Dan Haynes sitting on the IDADA Board of Directors for three years. It has been host to over 100 artists since its inception, by using a method of renting wall space to the artists, and displaying the art “salon-style.” There are currently over 30 artists showing in the Art Bank.  Located off the Cultural Trail, at Mass Ave. and College, it has also been host to several Robbing The Bank ® events.

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