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10A Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Portola Reporter Artist teaches beginning watercolors Artists of all abilities and are full of light and landscapes and flora. experience levels are invited movement, reflecting the Because of the busy events to join local artist Lucinda natural beauty of her schedule at MCRC, there will Wood for a six-week beginner subjects and surroundings, be two weeks of class (March watercolor class at the The paintings are colorful 25 and April 1), followed by a Mohawk Community and detailed studies of short break and then four Resource Center starting nature, with plants, moving consecutive weeks of class Wednesday, March 25, at 5:30 water and mountain vistas(April 22 through May 13). p.m. being common themes. The cost is $60 for the Plumas County, with its To kick off the class, Wood six-week series. While Wood richness of beautiful will be showing some of her encourages students to attend landscapes and abundant work at the Mohawk the whole series, advanced flora and wildlife, attracts Community Resource Centerstudents may drop in as and inspires many artists, from the beginning of March desired, for $15/class. One such artist is Wood, who through May, and the Thanks to a grant from the relocated to Plumas County community is invited to aPlumas County Public Health from the red rock desert of free open-house artist's Agency's 20,000 Lives Moab, Utah, with her family reception with Wood on program, a limited number of of four. Upon moving here, Tuesday, March 10, from 5:30 partial to full scholarships Wood says she immediatelyto 7 p.m. at MCRC. Visitors to for class fees are available for set out to paint her new the center can also view her low-income residents. home: "I went outside andart during normal operating Contact MCRC at 836-0446 for painted the morning fog hours, Monday - Friday 10more information about the breaking up over the falla.m. - 4 p.m. class and to register. To colors deep green Wood said she enjoys receive a copy of the supply mountains as a way of faUing teaching students 0fall ages list, or to preorder supplies in love with my new and abilities. Having studied through the instructor, surroundings ... it worked." art and watercolor at Tyler contact MCRC as soon as Seven years later, Wood School of Art, part of Temple possible so that the order continues her "love affair" University in Philadelphia, may arrive in time for the with Plumas County, she said she looks forward to first class. painting mostly nature sharing her passion and MCRC is a service of scenes from the area, knowledge with the Plumas Rural Services, and preferring to work outside, community through this offers a variety of cultural, "What a great pleasure it is to class, social, educational and be outside, observing theWood's instruction will health-related activities for beauty of this place and doing begin indoors, and will the local community. To find my best to capture it in paint provide instruction on basic out more about MCRC and its on paper! My favorite place to techniques like flat and activities, to volunteer or to paint is by the side of a river graded washes, transparent make a tax-deductible or creek, listening to it sing layering, shading volumes, donation to support its while I paint its lively and painting wet on wet, operations, call 836-0446 or waters," said Wood. Weather permitting, Wood visit plumasrural Using the medium of hopes to hold at least one services.org/mcrc. The watercolor, Wood's paintings class outside, painting center is located at the junction of highways 89 and 70 near the Corner Barn in Blairsden. Artist Lucinda Wood works from nature. As shown in "Sentinel at the Climbing Wall, Lakes Basin," Lucinda Wood captures the beauty of the natural world in detail. 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