Artist Christine Herron is offering a new workshop starting on May 8. Students will look to a variety of nature artists for inspiration and then create their own botanical notebooks filled with pages of the living beauty that surrounds them. Participants will collect and observe plants found in their own backyards and photograph, sketch and paint them in this low key and creative format. This course will allow students to further their drawing and watercolor skills while learning how to mix color intuitively, create an interesting page layout and hone their watercolor skills.

Lessons are taught through weekly videos and written material provided through the online learning platform Eduflow. Students will take photographs of their work and upload them to the classes pages.

The group will also meet weekly in scheduled Zoom meet-ups to share work, and to get feedback and support.

*Note: This is a 6-week online course for intermediate students who have some understanding of drawing and painting with watercolor.

What will I learn in this class?

Participants will come away with a better understanding of:

Watercolor materials and tools
Keys to setting up an efficient up a work space
How to pack a kit for painting in the field
Types of botanical notebooks or nature journals
Tips for photographing botanical specimens
How to dissect flowers
Sketching your specimen
Mixing color intuitively
How to make a color “cheat sheet” for your painting
Various watercolor techniques
The process of layering color
Ways to add notations and observations to their notebooks

More Information and How to Register

Zoom meetings will take place from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturdays from May 8 through June 12, 2021

For more information or to sign up for the class, please go here.

About Christine Herron

Christine Herron studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design. Since then she has been the lead designer and maker creating original, handmade products for the gift and personal accessories market for her company Red Chair Studio for over 20 years. Currently she teaches painting and pottery classes at the South County Art Association, and watercolor at RISD|CE Westerly.

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Brenda Bonneville, editor

Brenda Bonneville co-founded Maine Art Scene Magazine in 2007 with her husband Thierry Bonneville. Together they are committed to promote Maine Arts in new and enterprising ways. They have published thousands of press releases and organized multiple statewide juried virtual arts exhibits.

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