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All About Orchids (Four-Week Series)

Slipper Foot Orchids

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 1–3 PM

The Wells Barn

Using instructor outlines, Conservatory plants, or your own photos, begin by drawing some thumbnail studies. From there the studio work moves to your watercolor paper with a well thought out slipper foot. Includes some one-on-one guidance and quick demonstrations to introduce beginners to the techniques, such as laying the wash, the wet into wet,  the dry brush and soft edges.

Phalaenopsis White Orchid               

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1–3 PM

The Veridian

Focus is on thinning the paint to create soft shadows within the delicate turnings of the petals. We learn to value the white paper and all the subtleties of the tints to help us shade with the horizontal holds of the brush. Begin by sketching thumbnails, then laying out the pencil drawing on watercolor paper, and finally practicing delicate touches of watercolor staining.

Cattleya Orchid

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1–3 PM

Conservatory Meeting Room A

The corsage flower is usually bi-colored. Focus on the entire plant, including its leaves, buds and stems. The thumbnail studies will help lay out the composition. This project will be focused on tips for detail painting.

Dendrobium Orchid

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 1–3 PM

Conservatory Meeting Room A

This freckled Phalaenopsis type orchid will challenge us to work slowly and with the vertical hold of the brush. We will see a demonstration in art masking fluid and how to apply it. Anyone wishing to try the masking fluid will need to bring their own.

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