Art classes for adults offered by Judy Thompson

Highlights by Judy Thompson:  Artist Judy Thompson will teach two classes for adults in March, 2014. Her watercolor painting, Highlights, is part of the Artists' Showcase: The Orange City Arts Council's Regional Exhibition Feb. 14-22 at Northwestern's DeWitt Theatre.

Highlights by Judy Thompson: Artist Judy Thompson will teach a class for adults in March, 2014. Her watercolor painting, Highlights, is part of the Artists’ Showcase: The Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition Feb. 14-22 at Northwestern’s DeWitt Theatre.

See info below about art classes to be taught in March 2014 by Judy Thompson.


Drawing FUNdamentals I for Adults 


Instructor:  Judy Thompson, Artist

Dates: 4 Consecutive Mondays

March 3 – March 24, 2014

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Levels: Beginner and up.

Location: Korver Art Center, Northwestern College

Fee: $60 (After Feb. 20, fee is $70)

Registration: Send name, address, email address, phone number, and fee by Feb. 20 to

Orange City Arts Council, PO Box 202, Orange City IA 51041

More info:, 712-707-4855,


Do you like to draw and want to improve your skills! Then this class if for you! Drawing is a fun skill which improves with practice.  In this  informative and hands-on class, we will explore basic drawing techniques using graphite and ink as we learn to draw what we see.   This class is designed to build confidence and skills while drawing a variety of subjects including still life renderings and figurative studies.  Please grab your pencil and join us!  Minimum: 4 students


Materials Needed:

Sketchbook (9×12) or larger

Graphite pencils

Ultra fine point Sharpie marker



Note:  A limited number of these items will be available for purchase during the class.

Another class, Take the Plunge!  Beginner Watercolor Class,  has been cancelled because of the instructor’s schedule conflicts.  


Judy Thompson

Drawing/Painting Instructor


Explore, discover and create are words which describe the learning processes for Judy Thompson’s exciting visual art classes and workshops. By combining her experience as a professional artist with hands-on instruction, Judy designs meaningful and engaging lessons which are age appropriate, content dense and fun for everyone. Learners of all ages will discover and explore art principles by creating meaningful art projects.


Judy’s own art interprets the people and places of the Great Plains. Her vivid watercolors have received regional and national awards, including two artist residencies with the National Park Service.  Her Homestead Series, inspired by one of these residencies, has been touring throughout the Midwest.


Judy is a signature member of the Iowa Watercolor Society and the National Association of Art Educators.  She exhibits her work regionally and is represented at Rehfeld’s Art and Framing in Sioux Falls, SD.  When not teaching or painting, Judy enjoys hiking and biking with her husband Dale through the fields and prairies which surround her Orange City home.


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