Saturday, February 26, 2011

PRIZM Creative Community presents a Watercolor Workshop with artist instructor Dr. Arthur Mancini


PRIZM Creative Community invites both members and non-members to a Watercolor Workshop with artist instructor Dr. Arthur Mancini at the Schaller Memorial Building, 130 West Indiana Ave., Perrysburg starting Thursday March 9, 2011 and meeting weekly through March 31. Separate 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm afternoon and 6:00 to 9:00 pm evening sessions are planned. However, if the afternoon session does not have a minimum enrollment of eight students by the March 6th deadline, only evening instruction will be available.

Cost for either four week session is $55 for PRIZM members and $70.00 for guests. Individuals can state their preference for attendance time, leave their contact information for class preparation, and receive a supply list by contacting Workshop Chairman Kitty Pattay @ 419-874-5210. Electronic registration is also available on the PRIZM website @

No prior experience is needed, and participants will learn the basics and principles of watercolor application techniques without struggling with detailed drawing. Teacher supplied patterns given prior to class will become a tool in practicing and perfecting application techniques learned in each session. Each class begins with a demonstration after which Dr. Mancini is available to give individualized help and instruction. Students will spend a two week session on landscape, and 2 weeks on a floral study. Participants taking four sessions will complete two projects.

Art Mancini is a semi-retired urological surgeon of 44 years, whose office had been at the Toledo Clinic. He was involved in teaching resident physicians for about 37 years and currently has been teaching watercolor classes and tutoring 2nd and 3rd graders in the inner city.

Dr. Mancini’s avocation of watercolor painting started with taking classes at the Museum and Lourdes College with Walter Chapman. He has been painting in watercolors for about 30 years and had shown in the Museum's community area for several years along with many other physicians of the Academy of Medicine. He is known as the "flower doctor" because he has specialized in painting flowers as well as cottages. He has also done a series of Saugatuck and Douglas, Michigan cottages and historical buildings.

PRIZM Creative Community is a 501 c. 3 nonprofit organization currently receiving partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council and Toledo Community Foundation. For more information on upcoming PRIZM educational workshops in the visual and literary arts visit our website @, email or call 419-931-8731.

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