Bob Wantz Memorial Watercolor Workshop
Saturdays, October 24 – December 5, 2020
9 – 11 a.m.
This workshop is virtual via Zoom.
Teacher: Priscilla Howard
Students must be in middle or high school.
All supplies will be provided.
Download an application here. Please read the application thoroughly.
Application deadline: October 16, 2020
This is a FREE workshop sponsored by Marie Byers in memory of Bob Wantz, a watercolor painter who served on the Museum’s Board of Trustees for 12 years before his passing in 2017.
Bob attended Augusta Military Academy in Fort Defiance, VA. He returned to Hagerstown and attended Woodland Way Junior High School and graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1951. Bob went on to receive a full four year scholarship in football at Shepherd College, where he was also a standout diver for the college. Bob graduated from Shepherd with a A.B. in Secondary Education and a B.S. in Biology. After graduating from college he was drafted into the US Navy. After completing his Naval obligation, he was employed with the Washington County Board of Education, where he began his teaching and coaching career at Williamsport High School. While teaching he went on to earn his M.Ed from Western Maryland College. Bob also taught biology on closed circuit television for eight years until he went into his administrative roles with the Board of Education, which included Williamsport Junior-Senior High School. He ended his career with sixteen years as principal at Clear Spring Middle School.
One of Bob’s greatest joys besides his family was his painting, especially watercolors. Bob was fortunate enough to study under many notable watercolorists and his award winning paintings have been exhibited throughout the tri-state region.
On September 21, 2017, Bob passed away after a lengthy illness. Bob served on the Board of Trustees of the Museum for twelve years. He was active on the Finance and Building committees and served as Vice President for six years and one year as President of the Board. He served as an instructor of watercolor in the Museum Art School for many years after his retirement from the Washington County Board of Education.
His active appreciation of the educational work of the Museum and, most importantly his work with the many aspiring watercolor artists, both young and old, were deeply appreciated by all friends of the Museum.