The funds provided a daylong workshop on watercolor by accomplished, award-wining artist and instructor Karen Barton of Agape Art Academy.
Barton, director of Agape Art Academy, has exhibited work extensively, including prestigious shows at Disney World and Chicago’s Gold Coat how.
She not only wins awards, but one of her students won the coveted Junior Duck Stamp competition for the state of Tennessee.
TVA through Louise Butts joined forces with the other sponsors in the workshop by providing art supplies. TVA is a sponsor of local schools and the arts. Louetta Moats volunteered to assist and donate the remaining art supplies.
Barton instructed students on the basic techniques of watercolor painting: wet-on-wet, scumbling, dry brush ad more. The student painted a mountain sunset and a seascape.
TAC’s Southeast Tennessee Development District has provided PCHS with art supplies and progessional artistic instruction to help enrich the struggling program.
They began by providing quality paintbrushes and supplies and paying talented artists to work with students in painting, portraiture and crafts.
The positive effects and pride were voiced by the students benefitting and spread throughout the community, McReynolds said.