West Virginia artist visits Philippi Middle School


West Virginia artist Linda Elmer visited Philippi Middle School to teach students all about watercolor painting and techniques.  

Mr. Leo Roe’s advanced art students spent the morning learning and trying different brush and water methods. Throughout the morning, students worked to mimic photos of West Virginia scenery and Elmer says it was a great way for students to relax.

“I noticed when I was teaching watercolor that the classes got really quiet and it’s because they are so focused on what they are doing. So, it is therapeutic, in a sense,” said Elmer.

The school year is winding down, and Mr. Roe will continue the watercolor course through the week. He plans to host other local artists next school year.

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