BCSF Visiting Artist Grant to bring nationally recognized artist to BHS


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Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 1:55 pm
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Press release submitted by Bettendorf High School


Nina Weiss, a nationally recognized artist will be coming to Bettendorf High School Friday, January 25 to visit with art students. On Saturday, January 26 Weiss is offering a public Creative Color: Colored Pencil Workshop at Bettendorf High School.

Weiss has been painting and drawing the landscape for over 25 years. She is the Founder of Art Endeavors, a Chicago-based art education organization dedicated to teaching and helping others to maximize their abilities in and enjoyment of art. Her artist's residencies include the Ragdale Foundation, Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park, and the Vermont Studio Center. Weiss' current teaching appointments include Columbia College Chicago, the Evanston Art Center, the NorthShore Art League; and the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Nina teaches workshops throughout the Midwest, and travels to Europe every summer to conduct her European Landscape Painting & Drawing Workshops. She exhibits widely in solo and group shows throughout the Midwest. Nina's own work can be seen at www.ninaweiss.com.

The Saturday, January 26 workshop is 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Weiss, who has done a DVD for Prismacolor, will help participant explore the creative possibilities of colored pencils. Learn to create bold drawings using blending, washes, layering, hatching and optical mixing. The cost is $150 for adults and $120 for students (plus materials). To register contact: Pat Bereskin, (563) 359-4073. Please make your reservation and payment prior to the seminar.

Weiss's visit is funded in part through a grant from the Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation submitted by Pat Bereskin and Bettendorf High School Art Teachers Hillary Puglisi and Tim Solbrig.

The Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation works to enhance the educational opportunities for the students of the Bettendorf Community School District through the development and disbursement of funds. For more information about the Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation, contact Ami Wells, Executive Director at (563) 447-0264.












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