KIFA Brings Back Popular Watercolor Painting Classes

Back by popular demand, artist and naturalist Kurt Plinke will again be teaching Watercolor Painting at the Kent Island Federation of Arts in Stevensville on Monday evenings beginning April 18, 2011 for 6 sessions from 6:30 to 8:30. The class includes watercolor techniques for beginners through advanced students. Kurt’s easy style makes this a fun evening of painting, conversation and fellowship. Cost is $135 for KIFA members and $150 for non members.

Kurt Plinke, who calls rural Caroline County his home, thrives on the diversity of life along the Chesapeake Bay and its Eastern Shore. He has been observing and depicting nature for over thirty years. Since moving to the shore, Kurt has spent much time studying and observing the myriad of intertwined ecosystems there, depicting what he sees in his detailed watercolors. Plinke says he often becomes fascinated by the overlooked; those little creatures hiding underfoot or overhead. Many of his watercolors reflect this, paintings of insects, amphibians, and moss-covered rocks. Other paintings look at natural patterns and rhythms. He loves to identify patterns in nature, be it as simple as the veins of a leaf or as complex as the repetition of migration and movement.

KIFA, a non-profit (501c3) volunteer organization, seeks to develop and allocate resources to provide gallery and studio space, instruction, art shows and events for our members and the greater community. KIFA, 405 Main St., Stevensville, MD 21666. For more information call 410.643.7424 or go to