Watercolor Class Focuses on Flowers

The beautiful flowers of spring lend themselves perfectly to watercolor painting. Kent Island Federation of Arts (KIFA) in Stevensville, MD, is announcing a new one-day class taught by highly respected Eastern Shore artist Barbara Jablin, called “The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring”. The class is scheduled for Saturday May 14, 2011 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.

The class will also serve as a preview for KIFA’s June show, “The Artist’s Garden”.

“People are always asking about my artistic philosophy,” Jablin has stated, “and that is very difficult for me to articulate. I could live ten lifetimes and not have the time to address all the subjects that excite me. I see beauty in everyday things, ordinary people at work, light and color shining on it all.” Jablin is best known for her flower paintings.

Jablin was an Honors graduate of the Maryland Art Institute and she has studied at St. Johns and with other artists. She spent her working career as a commercial artist primarily in retail advertising, as well as a stint as a court artist. She has painted scenes from the Eastern Shore and the west coast, as well as in Provence, France and on the Greek Isles. She is the winner of many awards in watercolor from the Baltimore Watercolor Society, Working Artist Forum, Chesapeake College, and the Academy Art Museum. Her work is on display in private and public collections, such as the State Department and the Aspen Institute.

The cost for the workshop is $50 for members and $65 for others. You may go online to www.kifa.us to register and for a list of suggested materials for the class. Payment may be made through KIFA’s website if desired. KIFA is located at 405 Main Street, Stevensville, MD 21666. For questions or more information call 410-643-7424.

The KIFA gallery is located in a Victorian house in the historic section of Stevensville at 405 Main Street, Stevensville. KIFA is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to expand the cultural and artistic climate of Queen Anne’s County. KIFA encourages participation in the arts by offering monthly gallery exhibits, juried and non-juried competitions, classes and workshops, special events, display of art work in area businesses, cooperation with area schools, the Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.