Art Guest Instructor

The High and Middle School Art Departments were honored to host renowned watercolor artist, Mr. Tom Jones, a 1964 graduate of Port Jervis HS, as a 2-day guest instructor in art classes for both the middle and high schools. In addition to teaching classes, Mr. Jones graciously gifted a bag of art supplies to each of the students who studied with him.  Mr. Jones began painting at an early age and has had many years of study under other famous artists. A guest teacher at the Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD), his watercolors can be featured in many books and magazines, and featured on posters and in brochures. Mr. Jones has also been commissioned by government agencies, corporations, environmental groups, clubs, and private collectors, including commissioned paintings displayed in the Florida State Capitol Building, Walt Disney World Corporation, the Omni Corporation, and assorted museums.  Mr. Jones shares his passion for art and love of nature with students of varying skill levels through international workshops, demonstrations, instructional watercolor books, and DVDs and was delighted to come back to his alma mater to work with our students. For more information about Mr. Jones, visit his website at: