2007-06-08 / Community

R'way Museum Introduces Watercolors;O'Keefe To Local Youth

By Miriam Rosenberg

Using flowers and the paintings of artist Georgia O'Keefe as their inspiration, local youngsters take part in the watercolor workshop at the Seaside Library on May 23. Using flowers and the paintings of artist Georgia O'Keefe as their inspiration, local youngsters take part in the watercolor workshop at the Seaside Library on May 23. Creativity, critical thinking and having fun became hallmarks of the most recent Rockaway Museum Workshop as instructors introduced youngsters to the joy of working with watercolors.

For the past two Wednesdays at the Seaside Library, instructors Sophia Skeans and Anne Hourigan taught local children about composition in art as they discussed line and shape, color and texture.

"The children explored the style and artistic techniques that Georgia O'Keefe demonstrated," Skeans said.

Using the photos of O'Keefe's colorful paintings, the children painted their own watercolors. They also used fresh flowers, given out by the instructors, as inspiration.

"The children enthusiastically produced imaginative, beautiful paintings inspired by the floral theme," concluded Skeans.

Two girls from the workshop show off their watercolors. Two girls from the workshop show off their watercolors. Sophia Skeans with some of the older children at the workshop. Sophia Skeans with some of the older children at the workshop. Anne Hourigan joins the younger children as they show their paintings. Anne Hourigan joins the younger children as they show their paintings.

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