First Friday in May, 2012

Watercolor Beginnings
We are delighted to offer, for the May First Friday, a watercolor workshop with Ellen Torola.  Ellen is a self-taught artist in many media,  but her favorite is watercolors of local flowers and scenery of the Copper Country..  She owned and operated the Paint Box Gallery in Calumet for over 30 years.  She painted and sold her artwork there, did framing for the public and taught art classes in drawing and painting.  Since retirement from the gallery, Ellen has continued to paint in her home studio.  She will be going to Armenia in May with her daughter Margaret Helminen and grandaughter Joyce.  They will visit Margaret’s daughter Evelyn who is in the Peace Corps.  Plans are being made for Ellen to teach a watercolor class there. 
Ellen’s watercolor classes are taught with care and expertise.  Participants will learn many techniques while working on a landscape scene.   All materials will be provided.  The class will start at 6:30, with participation on a “first come” basis.  Because of the individual attention required to teach such a class, we will only be able to accommodate 15 students. but others are welcome to watch, and will certainly be delighted by the class as well.