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Birds of Prey: Part One (3 week series)

The use of watercolor traditions and techniques,  to illustrate their various activities. Prints of perching, feeding on berries, singing, bathing is some of a selection of the bird activities.  Advanced students are welcome to bring in past bird projects to complete in class.

Beginners may enjoy this, but a prior love for drawing and/or painting recommended. A short 10-minute introduction to watercolor is provided with a demonstration.

*Classes led by artist, Mindy Newman

Blue Birds

Tips on mixing the opposite colors as a wet into wet, and building intensity of color with the layering of feathers. Individual help with drawing and compositional design. Demonstration for beginners on basic set up of palettes, traditional laying the wash, creating a soft edge, hard edge, dry brush, and line.

Saturday, January 18; 1–3pm

Tufted Titmouse 

Tips on Spacing on a grid for details as well as composing an arrangement on paper. Demonstration for beginners on basic set up of palettes, traditional laying the wash, creating a soft edge, hard edge, dry brush, and line.

Saturday, January 25; 1–3pm

Sparrows

Tips on using neutrals for creating browns. Contrasting the warm and cool browns with blues. Demonstration for beginners on basic set up of palettes, traditional laying the wash, creating a soft edge, hard edge, dry brush, and line.

Saturday, February 1; 1–3pm

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