lessons and small classes are held in my home studio.
I am also available for workshops in other venues.
Art in Watercolor
Learn the English watercolor technique for making beautifully
detailed botanical studies. Some experience with watercolor
is required. For adults.
a Holistic Approach
An integrative approach to watercolor painting based primarily
on the book WATERCOLOR, A New Beginning: A Holistic
Approach to Painting, by Ann K. Lindsay (Watson-Guptil
1998) This class is serious fun. It's about learning to
paint by playing with watercolor, dancing with it, enjoying,
exploring. At the same time, a strong foundation of essential
principles and techniques is introduced. For beginners
as well as more experienced artists. For
adults or children (age 10 and older).
Participants choose a letter from a wide variety of decorative
capitals from the Celtic, Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance,
and later periods. You may want to simply copy an existing
letter, or modify it in some way, or design your own.
The letter is traced or copied onto good quality hot press
(smooth-finish) watercolor paper. It is then inked, painted
with watercolor or gouache, and (when indicated) gilded.
Learn techniques for building up layers of color, for
shading, applying opaque white for finishing touches,
and for applying gold leaf. Gilding materials, including
imitation gold leaf will be provided. (22K gold leaf
is available for a small extra fee.) The end result will
be a beautiful, frameable, illuminated initial.
The centuries-old tradition of decorating eggs with a
wax resist process is alive and well using modern tools
and richly colored analine dyes. Through successive applications
of wax and dye, vivid multicolored designs are imparted
to the egg. When wax is removed, the full beauty of the
design emerges. For adults and older children (age 10