Free art class for veterans returns to Epstein Campus

Renowned artist Rose Marie Strippoli will offer Watercolor Techniques for six Tuesdays in Bristol

Bucks County Community College is offering another free art class for veterans at the Gene and Marlene Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks.

Watercolor Techniques will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for six Tuesdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 22, at the campus located at 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol. The first free art class for veterans last spring was met with resounding success.

The instructor is renowned artist Rose Marie Strippoli from the Artists of Bristol on the Delaware. The course, geared toward beginners, will cover a variety of methods used to achieve remarkable watercolor results, including techniques such as dry brush. Veterans will be provided with art supplies.

“Art is such a great way to express oneself, so we thought it would be a great opportunity for our veterans to take advantage of this creative learning experience for free,” said James Sell, executive director of the Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks. “It’s also one other way to recognize and appreciate their service to our country.”

The artist instructing the course is donating her time, and sponsorships will fund the art supplies needed. The program is sponsored by the Bucks County Community College Foundation and the Grundy Foundation. Future courses to be offered in this series include acrylic painting and drawing.

Veterans do not need to be a resident of Bucks County to enroll, however space is limited. Veterans (who can show some form of Veterans ID card) can sign up for the class by contacting Christine Tompkins at or 267-685-4802.