"Jim was phenomenal with the kids! They were eager to go to art every day and wanted to learn. He was great at explaining things and letting the students create their own work--never telling them they were doing it wrong. He always encouraged their creativity--no matter how creative they wanted to be. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone. I consider him one of the best. " -- Ms. Alme, Lancaster School
"Jim is an engaging resident artist who connects well with the students while bringing to them the experience of watercolor painting. We have had Jim at our school several times and the students are always excited to have him." -- Ms. Pietruszewski, Tri County Schools
Jim is an experienced painter and art teacher with decades of experience. He is able to get people motivated and involved in the watercolor painting process.
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Jim has received his degree in Watercolor and Design from St. Cloud State University. He has also studied under many regional and national watercolor artists. Numerous pieces of his have been displayed around Minnesota. He is also the founder and owner of White Spruce Gallery, which includes work from fifteen artists throughout eight different mediums. Jim has also been a featured artist for Art Train USA, St. Cloud Times, Ace Powell Art Gallery, Newman Center SCSU University, and many more.
Work with color, texture, values, design and various washes and brushstrokes. Create a series of original paintings. Gain a deeper understanding of this artistic discipline and learn artistic terminology as I demonstrate watercolor techniques.