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Watermedia workshop to be held April 10-12

This watercolor, painted by professional artist Marie Hammond, demonstrates the techniques and skills that Hammond will use to lead Brush and Palette watermedia workshop April 10-12 at Carlos Town Hall. (Contributed)

A Brush and Palette workshop, to be held in the Carlos Town Hall April 10-12, will provide artists with an opportunity to dramatize and improve their original work. This workshop is open to the general public.

Led by professional artist Marie Hammond, participants will be introduced to the unique characteristics of casein as a painting medium, and will learn to combine that medium with watercolor.

There will be class demonstrations and individual instruction, with a primary focus on landscape painting with an emphasis on simplifying and improving tree shapes. As another option, some participants may choose to paint florals.

In addition to basic watercolor supplies usually needed to attend a watercolor workshop, the instructor will offer the use of her own caseins for a fee of $6.

This will allow participants to be introduced to casein and will provide an introduction to another workshop using that medium offered by the Brush and Palette Club in August.

Hammond grew up in Northern Minnesota, and her love of nature and lake country scenery is reflected in her paintings. Her work is in many private collections and also in the permanent collections of the Regions Medical Center and the Bethesda Rehabilitation Hospital.

She has a degree in studio arts from the University of Minnesota and has served as an art therapist at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.

She received special recognition in the Red River National Juried Watermedia Exhibition, of which she is a signature member.

For more information on the workshop, call Kelly Solum at (320) 846-0242.