Welcome summer with pleasure in watercolor

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With COVID-19 restrictions lifted and warm weather approaching, now is a great time to bring the Pierce College community together and enjoy the outdoors.

Pierce could organize an outdoor watercolor painting event for the community and for students to relax.

The event could be hosted at Rocky Young Park on a weekend morning or afternoon. Painting tables could be set up, or people could bring blankets and sit on the grass. It could be held just before spring finals week or after finals week to allow students to relax. Admission could be free.

Arizona State University hosted an hour-long outdoor watercolor event. Watercolor sets were provided and students were encouraged to invite friends.

Pierce’s art department could provide such supplies for this event or students could bring supplies from home.

College of the City of Los Angeles organized a two-hour watercolor painting session for the students. The instructor for this class taught concepts including color theory, brushstrokes, and blending techniques.

Pierce art teachers or local artists could volunteer and give advice to novice painters. Pierce might have a selection of coloring pages for attendees to paint.

There could also be tables or areas dedicated to free watercolor where there is no instructor. People would have the chance to paint whatever they want, without any guidance or direction.

CSUN hosted a “Paint and Sip Night,” where people gathered on Zoom to paint with each other and sip coffee and tea. Painting tutorials took place during this Zoom session.

Pierce might invite food trucks to this event or have a table with snacks to buy. Participants could also bring snacks and eat them in the cafeteria while they waited for their art to dry.

At the end of the day, people could take their artwork home or Pierce could display it on campus for a few days. They could hang artwork along the mall or have a bulletin board near the cafeteria showcasing the artwork from the event.

A watercolor painting event would encourage students to use their creativity and imagination, bring the community together, and add color to the campus.

Art could spruce up campus as students end spring on a creative note.

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