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Catherine Skerker, The Hem of Heaven, 2010, 19 1/2 x 12 ½ inches, Transparent watercolor

Catherine Skerker, The Hem of Heaven, 2010, 19 1/2 x 12 ½ inches, Transparent watercolor

Class / Workshop  |  Summer Watercolor Salon

Flat Patterns with Cathy Skerker

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 7–8:30 pm

International Center for Watercolor

Drop-in workshop in the Studio Classroom

$15 members / $25 not-yet members

Bring your own watercolor paints, brushes, and paper.  Supplies are not included.

At what point does a pattern become a composition?  Be inspired to transform flat patterned elements into a modern landscape, still life or abstract watercolor painting. 

Bring a favorite fruit, flower, fabric swatch or photograph to use as subject matter or choose from selections provided by the artist.

Cathy Skerker is a board member and a signature member of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society.  She recently served a five year co-chairmanship as Spring Workshop coordinator for NFWS.  During that time she had the opportunity to study with such watercolor masters as Mel Stabin, Stephen Quiller, Nicholas Simmons, Mark Mehaffey and John Salminen.  Cathy is also a member of the Western New York Artists Group and has shown her work in several of their recent exhibitions. 


Join a featured watercolorist at Thursday Salon; a watercolor studio and gathering place at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. On Thursday summer evenings bring your watercolor supplies, stop by Burchfield's Cafe to purchase a refreshing drink, and join your friends in the studio classroom for painting and conversation. Held in the Studio/Classroom.

Summer Salon Dates:  June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and August 6, 2015.
Drop-in, no registration required.

For further information, contact Kathy Gaye Shiroki at 716-878-3549 or email

The International Center for Watercolor Thursday Salon is a hands-on watercolor program held in the Studio/Classroom.