Asheboro, NC - Mark your calendars for this wonderful watercolor class and lecture with award-winning artist, Alexis Lavine.  This highly anticipated event will be held Friday evening, May 20 (1p - 6:30p), Saturday, May 21 (10a - 2p) and Sunday, May 22 (10a-2p).  The lecture will be Friday, May 20 (5:30p-6:30p) and is included in the workshop fee.  

Learn how to paint from photos, yet in a creative and expressive way.  Designed for all skill levels of painters and all media.  This three day workshop includes daily demos, critiques, loads of personal instruction, a bonus lecture and of course, ample student painting time.  Students are encouraged to bring their favorite painting supplies, or may use a suggested supply list.  Workshop meets three days. 

"My watercolor paintings appear to be realistic ... but they are thoughtfully conceived, strategically designed, and carefully drawn around abstract shapes, values, colors, movement, and positive and negative spaces. I believe that my approach gives my work a more contemporary feel, and results in paintings which convey my personal reaction to my subject, not merely the visual facts." 

Education is tremendously important. She earned two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree, before embarking on her path as a painter. She continues to study art whenever possible, and she also teach painting and drawing classes and workshops. She loves to speak about art, share her experience and knowledge, and help students achieve greater success. 

She was recently honored as “One to Watch” for 2014, by Watercolor Artist Magazine. And in 2015 one of her paintings will be exhibited at the 148th Annual International Exhibition of the prestigious American Watercolor Society. She is a signature member of several professional associations, most notably the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the North East Watercolor Society, and the Southern Watercolor Society. Her work can be found in galleries in the mid-Atlantic and Southern states, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. You can see many of her paintings and learn more about her art and teaching by visiting her web site: .  

Cost for the Watercolor Workshop & Lecture is $150 (m) and $175 (nm).  Enrollment deadline is Wednesday, May 4, 2016. 

For more information please call the Randolph Arts Guild at 336-629-0399 or email for more information.  The Guild is located at 123 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203. Hours: M-F 10am -- 5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm.