The Goose Creek Library will be hosting retired US Navy Photojournalist Mark Treen and local artist Louis Crosby for photography and painting classes.

Veterans Bring the Arts to Goose Creek

Everyone has a passion and creativity – what’s yours? This winter, Mark Treen, a retired US Navy Photojournalist, will be teaching “Photography Skills for Beginners.” Have a camera? Come over and learn how to take great photos. Also, local artist Louis Crosby, a retired medical illustrator and combat medic for the US Army, will be teaching “Landscape Painting with Acrylics for Beginners.” Whether your passion is in art or photography, head on over to the Goose Creek Library for these unique classes.

Goose Creek Library is hosting Treen’s class on Monday, December 12th, from 10 to 11 am. Crosby’s class will be held on Saturday, January 21st, from 1 to 3 pm. Supply lists for the acrylics class are available at the main desk of the library. Due to limited space, please register at the library’s main desk or call 843-572-1376 to reserve your spot for either event.

BCLS is excited to bring these artists’ creative influence to Berkeley County. Treen is the owner of Spoiled Rotten Photography of Charleston. He says, “Photographing children allows me to be a creative professional while making kids laugh, all by acting like a kid myself!” Crosby, born in Texas, was exposed to acrylic painting in his teens. He served in Vietnam, traveled in Southeast Asia, and lived in Panama. Eventually he settled in South Carolina, where he continues to paint beautiful works of art with a local flavor.