Introduction to Watercolor
FOR BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION
Introduction to painting botanical subjects with watercolor. This class will meet once a week for four weeks. Explore the medium of watercolor to observe and record botanical subjects with color. Paint simple forms (leaf) by matching colors, developing continuous tone and building layers of smooth local color to show shape, contour and highlights. Learn to use a controlled brush to create crisp edges. Students will learn about painting materials (papers and brushes), practice watercolor painting skills and complete exercises demonstrating core techniques. The class will work with botanical subjects appropriate to the season, provided by the Garden. Instructors: Hazel Buys and Patrice Hobbs.
Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly encouraged for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.
All programs are subject to change.