Audubon Offering Workshop In Beginning Watercolors

The Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary is offering a workshop in beginning watercolors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.

Under the instruction of artist Christine French, participants will create two fall landscape watercolor paintings that are ready to frame.

A retired art teacher from Ohio, Christine French has taught art classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Art, Erie Art Museum, Cuyahoga Community College, Art House, and Notre Dame College. She holds a BFA, MA, and MFA from Kent State University and Graduate School.

French is a producing artist who has been recognized by the Women’s Pen and Brush in New York City, HGTV’s Crafters Coast to Coast, and Fiber Arts Magazine. She has been an artist resident in Poland, Hungary, Greece, the Big Island of Hawaii, and the Art Institute of Chicago’s Oxbow.

French lives in North East, Pa., where she is on the board of the North East Arts Council and the Design Committee of Downtown North East. Examples of her work are at

Participants can bring their own images of fall scenes or use ones that will be available. Professional watercolor paper and paints will be provided.

The class is suitable for teenagers and adults: no experience is necessary. Class size is limited to 20 people with a minimum of 10 needed. The fee of $67 or $59 for Friends of the Nature Center includes all materials. Audubon will provide coffee and tea for bring-your-own lunch.

Reservations with payment are required by Friday, Nov. 22, by calling 569-2345 or using the online form by clicking through the Program Listing at

Audubon education programs are made possible in part through funding from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, the Holmberg Foundation, the Hultquist Foundation and the Johnson Foundation.

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, a quarter-mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call 569-2345 or visit