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Bucks County Community College brings back free art classes for veterans

Rose Marie Strippoli will offer Watercolor Techniques for six Tuesdays beginning April 13 at the Lower Bucks Campus

Bucks County Community College is bringing back free art classes for veterans this spring at the Gene and Marlene Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks, located at 1304 Veterans Highway in Bristol.

Watercolor Techniques will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for six Tuesdays, April 13 to May 18. The course is sponsored by Action Manufacturing Company of Bristol Township.

The instructor is renowned artist Rose Marie Strippoli from the Artists of Bristol on the Delaware. The course, geared for all skill levels, 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, dean of the Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks. “It’s also one other way to recognize and appreciate their service to our community.”

Artists teaching the courses are donating their time, and sponsors fund the needed art supplies. 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 James Sell at 267-685-4801 or james.sell@bucks.edu.

The art classroom will be set up in accordance with social distancing requirements and students must wear masks at all times while on campus.

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