GLASSBORO - "Watercolor is the most exciting of all media," said artist Marie Natale.
"I love the cleanliness and breathing in the air.
It's just water and pigment."
will be holding art classes for adults in St. Bridget Church Hall starting Sept. 5.
This is the winning watercolorist and teacher's fourth year at St. Bridget.
noted that all levels of experience are welcome, from beginners to professional who are interested in "loosening up and pushing color."
Two classes are being offered: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m., Sept. 5, 12, and 26 and Oct. 3, 10, and 24.
Classes are $210, she
"I have done paintings for the church, four of them, which were made into cards as a fundraiser," Natale
teaches watercolor at her
home studio and at the Ocean City Art Center
in Ocean City, in Gloucester County, Cape May, and at community centers and art guilds throughout the East Coast and abroad.
"I used to teach elementary school and at Brigantine High School
and in Pleasantville," she
"I also have a Master's in art education.
taught in the public school system for 10 years, and won "Teacher of the Year Award.
For a time Natale taught watercolors at Gloucester County College.
also taught in Italy, specifically Rome, Pompeii and Umbria and traveled there with nine students.
Natale founded Paw Togs/Enchanted Beginnings, a designer clothing line for infants and children.
After successfully running this business for 10 years, she
attention to industrial design, creating gift products and plant containers distributed worldwide through such national chains as Walmart
, and K-mart
, among others.