FOR BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION
IMPORTANT: This is a hybrid class. Read the entire description for information on how the class will be conducted.
It can seem watercolor painting needs only water + watercolor paint. Mix them together, apply to paper with a brush and voila! It’s not quite that simple. It helps when you can identify the physical properties of paints and pigments plus understand how to read paint labels. Learn why all these characteristics–and more–matter to creating a successful botanical painting. The goal is to decode the basics of color theory and mixing watercolor paint with hands-on exercises. Stephey Baker guides you through the process step-by-step. Hone your color mixing skills in a relaxed and inspired environment through creative discussion and testing/evaluating of watercolor paints. Color matching accuracy, artistic expression and establishing a personal creative process are emphasized.
NOTE: This is a hybrid class. Day 1 is in the classroom, with distribution of materials, a beginning lecture, demos and detailed information on how to access Stephey Baker’s private network and how the two weeks of online instruction will function. Weeks two and three are conducted online via Stephey’s private network where pre-recorded videos are available 24/7. In this forum, students may ask questions, and share comments and observations with the group at their own pace. During these two weeks, Stephey schedules mini one-on-one check ins and tweaks lessons for individual needs. Students come to the final class with their color library and exercises. On that day, work is reviewed and a color matching exercise is conducted in person.
Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are required for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. Non-vaccinated participants are also required to wear masks when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.