Course Description:
Interested in watercolor painting?  You can explore the soft flow of watercolor. In each class, a new painting and watercolor technique will be taught. ArtsConnect instructor Roger Ross will hold a demonstration in class,then follow with guidance when you to work independently on your painting. Classes will be held once a week, for a six week session. This program is ideal for intermediate students. Some drawing abilities are helpful. Class members are asked to bring their own paint supplies.

Watercolors meets on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the art room of the Senior and Community Art Center, the second building back on the campus at 9150 Winton Road.


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Minimum: 4 students     Maximum: 12 students

Session Dates
Session 1 1/30 - 3/11/18
Session 2 3/28 - 5/2/18
Session 3 5/23 - 6/27/18
Session 4 7/18 - 8/22/18 Cancelled for vacations
Session 5 9/12 - 10/17/18
Session 6 11/7 - 12/12/18 (No class 11/21/18)

Instructor: Roger Ross

Roger Ross instructs with a 45 min demonstration, followed by an hour for students to apply what they have learned

Roger was born in Goldendale, Washington and attended the University of Washington, graduating with a B. S. and M. S. in Chemical Engineering.  After two years in the Army, he began his engineering career with Procter and Gamble at Long Beach, California.  In 1971, he moved to Cincinnati and in his spare time, for the next 10 years, took watercolor lessons from Ray Loos and Lou Austerman.  

After retiring from Procter and Gamble in 1998, he was able to pick up his idle brushes and spend more time on his watercolors, concentrating on landscapes, floral, and architectural subjects.  Since then he has studied with Eric Weigardt, Margaret Scanlan, Arne Westerman, Sam Holingsworth, Vola Lee, Bruce Neville, Ron Ranson, Tony Couch, Frank Webb, Homer Hacker, Mel Stabin, Susan Tregay, Dale Latinen, and Tom Fong.   

Roger is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society, The Queen City Art Club, The Ohio Watercolor Society, and the Art on Symmes Guild. In 2013 Roger won a Springfield Township Art contest where one of his pictures is displayed on 18 winter theme banners on Winton Road.

Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

A minimum of four students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 12 students). The Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center follows Finneytown School District inclement weather closings. To verify closings, call 513-522-2108. 

Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org. 

Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-2108