Class Schedule

Session 1:
September 12 - October 22, 2022

Hancock, Jane_apple watercolor
Painting by Jane Hancock

Heirloom Apples in Watercolor

Fall is a time of beautiful and delicious fruits, and apples take the center stage in September. We’ll have specimens of heirloom apples, and together we’ll work through steps to create our images. After documenting our apples with drawings, photos, and color samples we’ll use the botanical watercolor technique of layered washes to create rich and varied color, then add surface texture and detail using drybrush technique. Some drawing and watercolor experience helpful. Click here for materials list.

Dates: Mondays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17
Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Instructor: Jane Hancock
Fee: $230

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Photo by Ronda Dick

Botanical Drawing for Beginners

Botanical drawing is a combination of careful observation and copying what is seen. Since drawing is the "bones" of a good painting, this class is a good place to begin if interested in pursuing botanical art OR if you are interested in revisiting and improving your drawing skills. In this class we will explore supplies, practice techniques, and sharpen our observation skills through exercises. We will be focusing on six of the seven elements of art: Line, shape, form, value, texture and space. To gain the most from this class some homework will be encouraged. Click here for materials list.
Dates: Saturdays, September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 ,22
Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Instructor: Ronda Dick
Fee: $230


Color Mixing in Watercolor

In this three day introductory class we will explore mixing many colors with the six-color palette. You will learn to distinguish warm and cool colors, how to "read" a tube of watercolor paint and understand what the codes mean. We will make several color charts that will be a useful reference. This class will give you a leg up in watercolor classes you take in the future. The class fee includes a palette of 6 primary colors (like the one shown above) and pre-printed color
Click here for Materials List.
Dates: Mondays, October 10, 17, 24
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Marilyn Garber
Fee: $145

Session 2:
October 31 - December 17, 2022

Anemone Redoute
Beginning Botanical Watercolor

Learn essential techniques used in traditional English botanical watercolor painting. Brushes, papers and paints will be explained. Students will choose a painting by P. J. Redoute to transfer and paint a copy of it. Learn how to properly load a brush with color for flat washes, graded washes and dry brush.
Dates: Saturdays, November 5, 12, 19, (skip 26), December 3, 10, 17
Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Instructor: Marilyn Garber
Fee: $230
Click here for materials list.

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Painting by Kathy Creger

Autumn Gourds
Gourds are a good subject as they don't change quickly and you have time to carefully observe and paint them. Make a trip to your local farmer's market to pick out your specimen. Look for one that has its stem and interesting tendrils, if possible. You will learn how to create optimum dimension on all of those little caverns and bumps. Click here for materials list.
Dates: Mondays, November 7, 14, 21, (skip 28), December 5, 12, 19
Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Instructor: Kathy Creger
Fee: $230


Session 3:
January 9 - February 18, 2023

Session 4:
February 27 - April 8, 2023

Session 5:
April 17 - May 27, 2023

Session 6:
June 5 - July 22, 2023