Painting and Printing: Leaves Two Ways
Studio Arts Workshop
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Learn how to turn spring foliage into beautiful botanical watercolors as well as prints on paper. Start the day by learning to contour draw to create basic spring-leaf shapes. Turn these leaf drawings into transparent watercolor paintings, using the technique of painting light to dark.
In the afternoon, experiment with leaves in a different medium as you use a walking press—a portable press that uses body weight—to make leaf prints on a variety of papers using water-based ink. At the end of the day, take home at least two 8-by-10-inch watercolor paintings and several sheets of botanical leaf prints.
A $20 supply fee payable to the instructor covers all supplies, which include a 12-pan watercolor set to take home. Students should bring an apron or wear old clothes.
Instructor: Sue Fierston
One 5-hour session
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)