Article Published: Sep. 20, 2012 | Modified: Oct. 4, 2012
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will conclude its
fall season of programming with a grand finale.
Wes Waugh, one
of the most celebrated artists in the High Country, will be a special guest instructor for a three
day watercolor class Oct. 11-13 at the museum, BRAHM officials announced.
Waugh, a resident of Boone, is considered the southeast region’s leading
landscape watercolorists, officials said. Being a lifelong outdoor enthusiast greatly influences his
subject choices, which include landscapes, native game fishes and natural flora of the southeastern
Appalachian Mountains. Additionally, Waugh receives inspiration from travels to Maine, Canada,
Montana, India and China.
Waugh claims the late Eliot O’Hara and Edgar
Whitney, both prominent mid-20th century American watercolorists, as his primary influences, citing
their design styles.
His workshops combine an intensive focus on the
principles of design, combined with a unique approach to building subject relationships. This is all
carried out with humor and fun to lighten the learning process, according to BRAHM
“We are delighted to have Wes as a guest instructor at the
museum. We are pleased to be able to offer this class at a terrific value and to provide an
opportunity for people in the community to participate in his exceptional workshop,” said Joann
Mitchell, executive director of BRAHM.
Enrollment is limited and
only a few spaces remain. Cost is $225 for museum members and $250 for nonmembers. Contact
Virginia Falck, education programs coordinator, at (828) 295-9099, extension 3006, to register or