Workshops

I have recently set up my studio work space to accommodate Zoom-based workshops, and can offer classes on a variety of topics.  Please contact me if you have any specific ideas. I also offer in-person workshops at a variety of locations.

Paint Like Beatrix Potter

Sept. 18-20

Offered in person at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

 

Beatrix Potter is my favorite natural science illustrator. Through careful field sketching, live observation and the use of early photography, she created compositions both realistic and fanciful. She was an incredibly hard working illustrator, churning through pages of sketches and paintings during her lifetime; what we see in her books is only the tip of the iceberg. This workshop explores Potter’s background, techniques (a combination of lightly layered watercolor and pen and ink) and subject matter. By learning from and imitating her work, we will learn directly from Potter. We will then apply what we have learned to creating illustrations of our own. Information about attending in-person workshops, supply list and other info available on the Sitka Center's website.

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Intimate Mushroom Portraits in Watercolor

Sept. 21-22

Offered in person at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

The translucent nature of the surface of a mushroom makes it the perfect candidate for illustrating in watercolor. Mushrooms make great subject matter for learning about the power of watercolors! The focus will be on pushing your watercolor skills to create sensitive mushroom portraits that glow. In addition, you'll gain knowledge about watercolors specifically, and color theory in general, that can be applied to your other watercolor projects. Information about attending in-person workshops, supply list and other info available on the Sitka Center's website.

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Fly agaric with yellow-spotted millipede