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July 20 & 21: Watercolor Immersion 2 Day Botanical Workshop
July 20 @ 11:00 am - July 21 @ 2:00 pm$50
Whether you’re new to painting or advanced in your skills and seeking a creative challenge, Watercolor Immersion Classes are an affordable, fun way to explore the medium, improve your technique, and meet other art enthusiasts. Scroll down to preregister for a discounted price.
Friday & Saturday July 20 & 21 (2 day) Workshop: Watercolor Immersion Botanical Painting
11 am-2 pm
Pre-register prior to class day, below, or call 716 753-5243 after May 1. Tuition to preregister (below): $50 for 2 days. $60 at the door.
Botanical paintings paint themselves! This is a great deal of fun, particularly for those who love to watch watercolors do their own particular kind of magic without the need for a drawing. This class requires a particular set of supplies but if you are short of supplies, we will have extras.
Botanical Painting Supply list:
- Leaves. Freshly cut plants with printable veins, cut within a few days of class and flattened in a heavy book, not a phone book or newsprint. Bring book(s); do not remove plants from book(s) until the minute you use each piece in your painting. Ferns and grasses, trees and bushes with prominent veining on their back side work best. Also, interesting leaf shapes (outside edge shape) are also interesting and need not have veins.
- Masking or painter’s tape
- Watercolor pencils (optional)
- Rocks, flat glass marbles (floral arranging marbles), or weights for plants. May be bought at most Dollar-type stores
- A baggie of fresh grass from your yard
- A pad of watercolor paper. We will do multiple paintings. Bring whatever size/weight of paper you prefer. I like d’Arches rough pads, 9 x 12”
- Favorite watercolor brushes. Especially a mop or round that holds a lot of paint/water
- Spray bottle or mist bottle of water
- Bottle of diluted dish detergent or shampoo. Approx. 2 tbsp soap in 8-12 oz water.
- White gouache (optional)
- White acrylic paint or paint marker(s) (optional)
- Paint cloths, rags or paper towels (I use terrycloth)