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Painting and Printing: Leaves Two Ways

Studio Arts Workshop

Full Day Studio Arts Course

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1K00BA
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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