Friday, March 13, 2009

Couple Celebrates 50th anniversary with Class

Don Stevens and his wife Marilyn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by taking Roland Lee's drawing class Marilyn and Don Stevens celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by enrolling together in my spring Sketchbook Drawing class. While some might think it a bit unusual to celebrate this way, for them it was a logical choice. It was in a college art class that the couple first met way back when, so they thought it would be fun to celebrate with "class" again after fifty years together. We all got a kick out of it, and as it turns out, they are pretty darn good artists.

Roland Lee Sketchbook drawing workshop
Other artists attending the drawing workshop included: Paula Banos, Sharon Cannon, Brad DeMille, Alice Hemming, Karen Bettilyon, Shana Harris, Joyce Anderson, Carol Sprigg, Carolyn Ostler, and Vicki Clayton -- all great artists too.

Sketching at Greene Gate Village in St. George, Utah
Along with our class work we took our sketchbooks to the popular Greene Gate Village in St. George, where we spent a couple of hours sketching on location. The class did great as they wandered around The village doing quick studies of the pioneer buildings, antique buggies and cars, and historic relics from another time. There was plenty to see, and the artists shook off their shyness and got in the spirit very quickly. They came up with some great drawings, and I was really pleased with their progress.
Brad DeMille sketching at Greene Gate Village
See workshop page at for more photos

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