Orland Park History Museum Hosts August 19 Watercolor Painting Class

Orland Park History Museum Hosts August 19 Watercolor Painting Class
Posted on 07/28/2017

Art enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend the Village of Orland Park History Museum's Paint with a Local Artist Watercolor Class on Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the village museum.

Watercolor artist and Orland Park resident, Mark LaCien, will lead the two-hour tutorial tailored for artists of all skill levels and talents. LaCien will walk the class through the art and technique of painting a bouquet of flowers.

"This watercolor lesson will be relevant for beginners and those who have already taken watercolor classes," LaCien said. "The class may get people more interested in painting or continue current artists down the road."

All paint supplies will be provided, and completed artwork can be taken home or displayed in the museum's current wedding exhibit.

"Art is a big part of history," said Village Trustee Kathy Fenton who serves as the village board liaison to the museum. "We're looking forward to having Mr. LaCien show our museum friends how to capture something now that will be preserved for generations."

The class is open to residents and non-residents and is suggested for anyone age 10 or older. The fee for the class is $20 and includes all art materials. The class is capped at 25 participants and pre-registration is required.

"I've seen some of Mr. LaCien's work and it's beautiful," said Museum Curator Sarah Konzen. "We're looking forward to having him share his knowledge and expertise with our patrons who will then be able to create their own paintings."

Those interested in attending should pre-register in person at the museum with cash or make checks payable to the Village of Orland Park History Museum.

Those wishing to mail their payment may mail checks only with a note indicating the names of the intended participants.

Checks should be mailed to Village of Orland Park History Museum c/o Sarah Konzen
14415 Beacon Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462.

The village's museum opened in April, 2016 and is located at the original site of the Orland Park Village Hall at 14415 Beacon Avenue. The museum is open every Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Museum Curator Sarah Konzen at (708) 873-1622 or museum@orlandpark.org.