Chapin, SC (Paul Kirby) – Acclaimed local artist Tommy Thompson will teach another watercolor course at Crooked Creek Park in the Chapin area beginning in late in January of 2020. The 6 week class will be held at the park on Tuesdays from 6 to 8:00 p.m. starting January 21st.
The first class is an introduction to concept and the "mechanics" of watercolor painting. During that session, Thompson will explain what equipment is necessary to participate and give a short demonstration of what the students will be learning over the 6-week period. Thompson said that by the end of the course, he’s hoping everyone will have completed several small paintings during the class.
Thompson’s website at TDThompsonArt.com explains that he has been painting since 1965. Starting in 1989, he’s taught numerous classes and workshops in the greater Columbia metropolitan area. For the past 10 years, in addition to his watercolor landscapes, he has been concentrating on large, contemporary artwork on board and canvas.
His website not only has beautiful representations of his artwork but also goes on to explain that both his watercolor and acrylic paintings are included in private, corporate and South Carolina State Government collections. He’s earned signature status of the South Carolina Watercolor Society and is an active member of several Columbia area and state art associations. He has also been awarded signature status as a Nautilus Fellowship member in the International Society of Experimental Artists.
The cost of the course is $135. Checks for registration should be made payable to Crooked Creek Park. The equipment for the class normally totals about $ 95 depending on where students purchase the items. You can either register at the park by seeing staff at the front desk, calling the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission at (803) 345-6181, or by going to the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commissions’ website at ICRC.