Working with Watercolors and Indulging in Ice Cream Treats

In the fall, the Tacoma Art Museum held a class called “Watercolors and Wine.” It was a great success, and in following with other trends to incorporate a social activity, such as one including food, with a learning activity or class, the Tacoma Art Museum is expanding their offering, with a summertime treat, Ice Cream! Saturday, July 27, the Tacoma Art Museum will hold an entry level watercolor painting class called “Working with Watercolors and Indulging in Ice Cream Treats”. The class will focus on painting landscapes. Students can find inspiration from the studio views of Mt. Rainer and the Tacoma Dome. After attendees paint their masterpieces, they can indulge in ice cream sundaes.

Josh Proehl, interim director of Education and Community Programs Manager, at the Tacoma Art Museum, commented: “This is our first watercolor and ice cream combination but we have done several workshops that combine food and several more coming up as well. We think it is a great way to get people to try new things and also makes the event less intimidating with more of a fun factor.”

David Roholt will be the instructor for this class. He is a great teacher with whom the museum has worked in the past. He will coach students on basic techniques, and the class will get to view some great examples.

“We want to be a place where people have fun, learn new things, and create great memories. I think people will look back and remember unique events like this. Hopefully, what reminds them of our event is a framed piece of artwork in their living room that they created at this event,” Josh concluded.
Continuing Education credit hours are available to educators.
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For more information about this event, please visit the events page of the Tacoma Art Museum.
Tickets to the event are $35 a person or $25 a person for Tacoma Art Museum members. Ticket price includes: all supplies and admission for one adult, with or without a child. The cost of admission for each additional child is $10. Space is limited. Advanced registration is encouraged. Tickets may be purchased online or by phone: (253) 272-4258

By: Carly Calabrese, staff for

Edited by Reba Winstead, editor for