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For the Love of Paper

In this studio intensive you’ll discover why paper is one of the most important tools a botanical artist has at their disposal. Learn how to test and evaluate paper using simple fool-proof techniques, why all paper is not created equal, and how selecting paper suited to your chosen medium determines your success as an artist. If you’re a paper lover, come join Stephey and Claudette to discover papers suited for graphite, watercolor, pen & ink, color pencil, mixed-media, and more. Topics include, environmental impact and why animal by-products in paper can affect your work. This is an experiential workshop, be prepared to make marks on paper using various media and to openly discuss your observations in a relaxed environment that encourages personal artistic expression.

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.

All programs are subject to change.  This class is cancelled.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - Tuesday, April 19, 2022
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Details

Color Mixing with Stephey BakerGES: BI, 15, elective*

*This class provides 15 hours of elective credit for the Botanical Illustration Certificate Program.  Required prerequisite: Color Mixing for Botanical Illustration.

This course takes place over 3 Tuesdays as follows:

  • April 5
  • April 12
  • April 19

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About the instructor

Stephey Baker is an artist specializing in pen and ink, watercolor, color theory, and graphic design for the professional artist community. Her lifelong connection to nature led her to botanical illustration, with a special interest in pollinating insects and the plants that nurture them. Stephey obtained her botanical illustration certificate at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. She believes in cultivating a curious spirit and finds joy in teaching others how to easily connect to their artistic side. Stephey lives in Church Hill with her rescued cats and dogs and tends to an urban garden full of life. In her favorite dreams, she can talk to Bumble Bees. Learn more at markedbythemuse.com