“Watercolor Christmas Cards” Nov. 21 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“Watercolor Christmas Cards” Nov. 21 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Watercolor Christmas Cards 2015

“Watercolor Christmas Cards,” a class for all levels of
experience, will be offered on Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m. to
12 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St.

In a watercolor class geared for all levels of experience, Instructor Susan Bartel will lead participants in creating watercolor Christmas cards using various techniques. The workshop is Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. All
supplies — watercolor, paper and brushes — are included in the $40 per person fee.

Bartel is a member artist of Carriage Factory Art Gallery. She is a signature member of the Kansas Watercolor Society, with paintings juried in the National Exhibition. She has worked with many different media, both as an illustrator and fine artist. Her illustrations have been included in magazines, books and textbooks.

“My current passion is watercolor,” said Bartel. “I covet the unexpected miracles that happen in watercolor — it’s a dance between control and letting the colors mix and sing for themselves. For me, painting is often a joyful experience.”

Reservations for the watercolor workshop can be made by calling the gallery at 316-284-2749.Class size is limited.

The nonprofit Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.The gallery offers workshops in various art media throughout the year.

In addition to rotating exhibits that feature regional art for sale, the gallery includes a consignment sales gallery of 50 local artists, a gift shop and a collection of paintings for sale by American impressionist Albert H. Krehbiel.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.