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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

This program has been canceled. Ticket holders will be notified about credit and/or refund options.

Painting and Printing: Leaves Two Ways

Studio Arts Workshop

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Code: 1K00BA
$65 - Member
$75 - Non-Member

Student in class

Please Note: This workshop has a rescheduled date (originally May 10, 2020).

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
Room 3038/39
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)