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‘Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor’ at VAC

Anyone can paint beautiful watercolors. Artist Nancy DeLucrezia will offer the “Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor” workshop from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

DeLucrezia will show how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper and introduce all the basic techniques needed to create a lovely painting of a picture. Techniques covered will include basic palette setup, color theory and mixing, masking, wet in wet, texturizing and how to create depth, highlights and shadows.

During the class, participants will enjoy a sampling of several wines from Grapes – A Wine Store in Hilo.

DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York as a photographer and printmaker and has painted with watercolors for more than 25 years. She has operated a Japanese art gallery in New York City, designed public relations campaigns for several arts organizations and developed a series of drawing and painting classes for children as well as an art therapy curriculum for adults.

Before moving to the Big Island, she was a member of the Santa Barbara Watercolor Society and Working Artists Ventura, where she produced and participated in numerous art and theatrical events. She also served as director of art programs for the Turning Point Foundation and taught watercolor painting to adults with special needs.

Class fee is $35/$30 for VAC members plus a $17 supply fee. A still-life photo will be provided for students to paint. Space is limited and preregistration is required. To register, call Volcano Art Center at 967-8222 or visit

Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.


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