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Garden Watercolor Club

January 26, 2017 9:00 am to April 13, 2017 9:00 am

Owen Jolly, Watercolor instructor


Less formal than watercolor classes, Instructor Owen Jolly will lead the group through demonstrations, en plein air and self-directed activities. For intermediate and advanced students, participants will learn and explore painting techniques, drawing skills and how to harness your creativity during the spring club meetings.

The Garden Watercolor Club will meet on Thursdays from 9 a.m. – noon in the Olmsted House. Spring fees are $200 per person.

About Owen Jolly

Born in Jamaica, West Indies, Owen Jolly has always had a lifelong interest in the arts. What began as simple comic book illustrations in elementary school has since developed into a career as a coveted portraiture whose work is now featured in both public and private collections.

Owen Jolly’s path to success began his senior year of high school when the young artist entered two portraits in the Jamaica National Festival of Arts.  A portrait of then Prime Minister, Bustamanta received critical acclaim that later earned Jolly a scholarship to study at the Jamaican School of Art.

Upon graduation Jolly began teaching classes at Clarendon College where he would educate aspiring artists for the next 17 years. He took a brief break from teaching to expand on his own artistic initiatives, commencing with his first solo art show at the esteemed Fame Center Gallery in Kingston, Jamaica. Returning to his elementary roots, he developed his drawing techniques as an illustrator at the well known Manhattan based Southside Graphics.

Realizing his true passion was in helping other artist refine their artistic abilities, he became a certified public school teacher in New Jersey before relocating to Sebring, Florida in 2005. Jolly continues to inspire local Floridians through hands-on instruction during his various art classes and workshops.