Hill City artist Carol J. Raboin will be featured at Colby Community College Studio Friday on Feb. 6.  Raboin will be working with participants on color harmony and learning to control chaos in painting projects.  

Carol Raboin Featured at Studio Friday on February 6

Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 09:47 AM

Hill City artist Carol J. Raboin will be featured at Colby Community College Studio Friday on Feb. 6.  Raboin will be working with participants on color harmony and learning to control chaos in painting projects. 

Raboin is a multi-media, multi-genre artist.

“I love to paint,” said Raboin.  “And, I have found my favorite medium is the one I’m working on that day.  Painting is the most wonderful, fulfilling feeling in the world.  I have had a lifelong love for the arts and I’m on a creative journey that continues today.”

Studio Friday is held in the Art Room located in Ferguson Hall.  The session will be held from 9 a.m.-12 noon and from 1-5 p.m.

Raboin experienced a physical tragedy in 2000.  The years spent recuperating between surgeries allowed her to learn about the art world.

“I took every class possible.  I bought every book and brush that I could, and I practiced a lot,” said Raboin.

She has painted with Ann and Mary, both master artists at Kingslan and Gibilisco Studios in Omaha, Neb.  In Salt Lake she painted with Jo Sonja Jansen and in Australia with Ros Singleton. 

“I achieved my genesis artist instructor and teaching certification,” said Raboin.  “I also had the honor of taking seven years of water color instruction from the late Virgil Deges of Damar, and have taken correspondence courses.”

She began teaching watercolor classes several years ago at the Craft Peddler in Brewster.  Raboin is the co-founder of the Junque Art Girlz classes held at the Majestic Cornerstone in Hill City.  She also offers private instruction.

“My greatest joy as an instructor is to help students find a way to improve their skills or to help the first-time artist find the sense of pride and self-worth that comes from creating something they love.  That ecstatic joy that accompanies great art is amazing!”

Everyone is welcome to attend.  There is no charge.

“Learning how to paint first involves a willing heart and the proper tools.  Painting is simply learning to control the medium you are using and control is gained by learning a few skills that you can take on your artistic journey.  I hope you can come paint with us.  I’d love to teach you,” Raboin said.

The project lesson will be on color harmony and learning to control chaos in paintings.  For more information contact Colby Community College art instructor Rebel Jay at 785.269.7065.