Wilson Bickford Trained Teacher Program

In August of 2018, I had the pleasure of joining 11 other enthusiastic painters in a week of painting, learning, socializing and sightseeing with Wilson R Bickford, a fabulous art instructor in Watertown, New York. After learning and painting all day, Wilson and his lovely wife, Glenda, organized outings for the group. We went out to eat together one evening and on another day we toured Sacket’s Harbor and had some great ice cream. Another fun outing was a sunset boat tour of the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River.

I got to meet new and old friends as we spent a fabulous week studying to become official Wilson Bickford Trained Teachers. Becoming a WBTT was an honor for me. I’ve been watching him on YouTube and then later on his videos. Wilson made sure we understood his method and his line of brushes, paint, mediums, and surfaces. Yes, there was a written test and a couple of “paint something on your own” tests, which we all passed after studying our meticulous notes! Check out Wilson on YouTube, PBS, and Create TV as well as his website www.wilsonbickford.com. Happy Painting, y’all!