Adult Classes and Workshops

Wine & Watercolors

Friday November 9,  5:30-7:30 p.m. – Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street

This fun art event is for everyone, including those folks new to art, wanting a little “liquid courage” to pick up a paint brush for the first time! Get your creative juices flowing as we join international award-winning botanical watercolor artist Hillary Parker for one of her fun and educational art experiences. With contagious enthusiasm and a mastery of skills, she encourages her guests to have fun experimenting and painting with watercolors in a relaxed and social setting. This art event is a great way to enjoy some wine and meet new people, so grab your spouse or bring your friends, and join the party!

No previous art experience is necessary!

Class Fee

$45/guest (minimum of 10 people – maximum of 100 people)

Fee includes all art supplies, set-up and clean-up

*wine/light food is provided


Painting Fins, Flies and Feathers in Watercolor

Wednesday & Thursday November 7 & 8 – Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street

(Wed.: Intro & Set-up 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. / Thurs.: Workshop 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

This wonderful workshop is for everyone who loves fly fishing, waterfowl and art! Join Hillary for a comprehensive watercolor workshop that combines these passions and focuses on painting fascinating and intricate fly fishing lures and delicate feathers. Students will have the option to focus on creating detailed watercolor studies of a wide variety of lures and the fish they catch, or enjoy learning to paint beautiful feathers that are often used to make lures such as, quail, grouse, duck, pheasant and peacock. This is an excellent opportunity for all artists with basic drawing and watercolor experience to build upon, fine tune and master their skills in a detailed and controlled approach to watercolors. Through engaging discussions and step by step demonstrations, Hillary challenges her students to develop and master watercolor techniques in form, texture and dry brush detail, while working individually with each artist to guide and encourage them to capture the details accurately in watercolors.

Class Fee


*All art supplies will be provided

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Instructor Bio

Hillary Parker is a naturalist and international award winning watercolor artist with paintings exhibited and sold worldwide. She enjoys a dual career of painting and teaching spanning 30 years, with requests for private and public watercolor commissions, juried international exhibitions, lectures, workshops, ongoing botanical art classes, private art instruction, online private art classes, corporate art events, and solo & group shows with botanical gardens and art galleries.

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