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CURRENT OFFERINGS:

Individual and group instruction in VISUAL ARTS

  • Watercolor painting and pen and ink drawing
  • Botanical illustration 
  • Relief printmaking woodblock and linoleum carving and printing
  • Visual journaling
  • Cartooning
  • Bookmaking

 

SHELBURNE CRAFT SCHOOL

I am thrilled to be teaching courses in watercolor painting,  visual journaling, and creative writing at the Shelburne Craft School.

There's still space to sign up for my late summer and autumn workshops, see the details below: 

REGISTER FOR COURSES HERE

UPCOMING COURSES:

INTRO TO WATERCOLOR (Adult):
Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm, September 13- October 18

The ARTIST BOOK: ILLUSTRATED JOURNALS (Adult):

Wednesdays, 9:30 am -11:30 am  September 26- November 14

WORKSHOP: Watercolor Still Life (Adult, one day workshop)

Saturday (one day) 10am- 3pm November 17

Mixed Level INTRO TO WATERCOLOR (Adult):
Thursday, 6pm - 8pm, November 1- December 13

CREATIVE WRITING: LYRICAL PROSE (Adult):

Thursdays, 3pm - 5pm, September 13- October 18

REGISTER FOR COURSES HERE

COMPLETED COURSES:

INTRO TO WATERCOLOR (Adult):
8 weeks, Thursday, 6:00pm-8:00pm, March 22-May 17

WORKSHOP: Watercolor Still Life
In this introduction to watercolor painting, we will turn our attention to the beauty of Vermont winter crops and natural objects: gourds and squash, driftwood, lake stones, dried herbs and flowers, and other specimens from our landscape. We will learn how to translate a three-dimensional object onto a two-dimensional surface through basic drawing techniques, how to set up a color palette, and how to apply basic color theory. We will also explore various approaches to texture and composition. 

WORKSHOP: Watercolor Portraiture
In this introduction to watercolor painting, you will have the opportunity to confront your fear of painting faces; you will gain simple technical tools to overcome the intimidation of a living human subject. We will develop our observational approaches to imagery initially through various drawing practices, and then we will challenge ourselves to expand upon limited palettes to strengthen our understanding of the complexities of color. We will also explore a handful of abstract styles, including color management, composition, sensitivity to surface, scale, texture, and the translation of the three-dimensional object to our drawing surfaces.

 

 

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