Lesia Sochor will begin a new four-week session of watercolor painting Thursday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at Merryspring Nature Center. While focusing on technical skills like edge control, tonal values and composition, Sochor will encourage students to discover personal style and creative interpretation.

Sochor has lived, painted, exhibited and taught in Maine for 30 years and for more than half of those years she has taught both publicly and privately. She has been a visiting artist in Maine schools through the Maine Arts Commission, and co-founded the Art Annex, a school in Belfast for youth and adults. She teaches annual art programs at Waterfall Arts and is currently teaching a teen program at Ironwood in Morrill.

A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art, Sochor is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who believes “anyone has the ability to create.”

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. The cost for the four classes is $150, or $135 for Merryspring members. To register please call 236-2239 or email info@merryspring.org. Merryspring is a member-supported, nonprofit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just off Route 1, by the Hannaford shopping plaza.