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Watercolor: Summer Color

Explore watercolor techniques and colorful palettes as we paint a new flower each week, including lotuses, roses, peonies and more!

Led by artist Mindy Newman.

Five-Week Series: Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 13pm

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Class Schedule:

Lotus
Saturday, June 1, 1–3pm
The glowing lotus blooms on water will bring us serene hours of painting and drawing. We will interpret the lotus’ radiant lines and the circular shape with light shading and dark brush strokes.
Class Location: Conservatory Meeting Room A

Roses
Saturday, June 8, 1–3pm
Roses are particularly popular for watercolor studies in still life. Botanical still lives are found in vases, as well as outdoors. During this class, we will study the roses in their natural habitat. Please also bring photos of roses to paint.
Class Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion

Peony
Saturday, June 15, 1–3pm
The fantastic peony will be a study in blues and violets. We will be working it as a vignette because of the complexity of petal layering. Vignettes do not require many backgrounds features, but we will note the composition. Botanical prints provided.
Class Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion

Day Lilies
Saturday, June 22, 1–3pm
Working from the Conservatory’s outdoor gardens, we will enjoy plein air drawing the daylilies (weather permitting). Begin an outdoor sketch that will continue inside as a watercolor session. Bring a camera of any kind.
Class Location: Conservatory Meeting Room A

Snap
Saturday, June 29, 1–3pm
Snap Dragons are stalky with many flowers, so we will paint a series of miniatures in various colors. This is a wonderful way to explore modern compositions with realism.
Class Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion