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E-W student teaching art class at Cascadia

Emma Gibson, who has studied with Mona Fairbanks, will guide the brush technique workshop virtually


Last updated 3/30/2021 at 5:27pm

Emma Gibson

The protege is ready for the spotlight.

Emma Gibson, a senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School, will teach a class for Cascadia Art Museum where participants will use watercolors to paint a landscape of a cabin in the spring, surrounded by a field of flowers and trees.

The Zoom class is 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 27.

"I came about this class through my art teacher, Mona Fairbanks, who is a local Edmonds artist," said Gibson, 18.

"I have been taking private art classes with her off and on for four years now, and about a month or so ago she asked if I wanted to teach a class, and I said yes. I am excited to teach this class because I get to share my love with art and the beauty of spring with others who also enjoy expressing themselves in a creative fashion."

Gibson said the Zoom class will include time for questions and feedback.

"I will be teaching simple brushstrokes that consist of straight lines and small circular strokes," she said. "I will also be demonstrating layering with watercolors to create texture and color variation in the piece of art."

Gibson said she plans to study her dream architecture – in college next year, but that art is her passion.

In addition to her creative skills, Gibson has been a member of Edmonds-Woodway's Students Saving Salmon for three years.

"I love being involved in the community," she said.

To register for spring brush technique class, part of Cascadia's virtual family art workshop series: http://www.bit.ly/3reCqjA.


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