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On Line Live Zoom Classes
Before you register, you must be familiar with taking pictures and sending them through text messages and have some experience with Zoom.

Prior to each class you will receive a list of materials and a video showing beginning techniques. You will be working from a photograph of a specimen which we will e-mail for you to download and print.

Classes range from full day (5 hours)
to three consecutive once a week classes (2.5 hours each)
to six consecutive once per week classes (2.5 hours each)

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Zoom Class:
Mango in Watercolor
Registration Closed !
Mangos were introduced to the Americas around 1880. It is a drupe and grows on large trees. In this class you will learn about layering colors and textures to create a life-sized image that will pop off the page with dimension. This project will focus on using yellows, red and greens. We'll focus on the light source and values from the lightest lights to the darkest darks and where to place them. Please note that you must be familiar with using Zoom and texting photos of your work during class. There will be live demonstrations and critiques of your work. Prior to the class you will receive the materials list, a photo, and a YouTube video link to review.
For a preview video of this class copy/paste this link below into your search engine.
https://youtu.be/HnuTZIGkYP4
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (30 minute lunch break)
Instructor: Marilyn Garber
Fee: $115





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Zoom Class:
Plums in Watercolor

Luscious plums! They make a great subject for working with reds, blues and purples with a dash of gold. We will work on replicating the waxy bloom and creating maximum dimension on the flat surface. In this class you may use either calfskin vellum or watercolor paper. Please note that you must be familiar with using Zoom and texting photos of your work during class. You will receive a critique of your work and there will be many live demonstrations. Prior to the class you will receive the materials list, a photo, and a YouTube video link to review.
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (Registration closes October 1)
Time: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (30 minute lunch break)
Instructor: Marilyn Garber
Fee: $115












Leaf Garber

Zoom Class:
Autumn Leaves
One of the best things about fall is the colorful leaves. We will replicate these colors by layering washes and then adding detail with dry brush. Please note that you must be familiar with using Zoom and texting photos of your work during class. You will receive a critique of your work and there will be many live demonstrations. Prior to the class you will receive the materials list, a photo, and a YouTube video link to review.
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020 (Registration Closes October 15)
Time: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (30 minute lunch break)
Instructor: Marilyn Garber
Fee: $115










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Zoom Class:
Scotch Bonnet Peppers

Kathy Creger is a skilled gardener and in this class you will be painting the most bonney of peppers, the Scotch Bonnet, right from her garden. This very hot, hot fruit is a member of the Capsicum family and comes from Africa and the Caribbean. You will learn how to effectively shade the colors yellow and green. You will be working from a quality photograph which you can download. Please note that you must be familiar with using Zoom and texting photos of your work during class. You will receive a critique of your work and there will be many live demonstrations. Prior to the class you will receive the materials list, a photo, and a YouTube video link to view techniques to get you started.
Date: Date to be determined.
Time: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (30 minute lunch break)
Instructor: Kathy Creger
Fee: $115
Registration will open at a later date.



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Zoom Class:
Building Botanical Designs


This exciting class will focus on botanical design created during the Arts and Crafts movement at the turn of the century. Fabric, wallpaper and print work of William Morris will give you inspiration for your own designs. While scientific accuracy can be an integral part of this work, it isn't required, which then opens up new ways to work with botanical subject matter.
Dates: 3 day class - Date to be determined.
Time: 2.5 hours each
Instructor: Patricia Robinson Schmidt
Fee: $
Registration will open at a later date.

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Zoom Class:
Painting Neutrals: Galls

Goldenrod often sports an unusual but very fascinating growth on the stem. This abnormal growth or "gall" is the plant's response to insects that have burrowed into the stem by rapidly increasing cell growth around this intrusion. These bulbous galls cry out to be painted with their interesting shapes that often twist and turn creating attractive textures and patterns. We will focus on painting subtle color in dried plant matter along with building form and creating texture and pattern in our subject. If you have access to your own goldenrod galls (they are very abundant along sides of roads), I strongly encourage you to use them since seeing your subject in person is best. But if you do not have any, I will provide photographs of some you can paint from.
Dates: 1 day class - Date to be determined.
Time: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (30 minute lunch break)
Instructor: Ronda Dick
Fee: $115
Registration will open at a later date.




Zoom Class:
Velvet Leaf Pod - Graphite
Coming this Winter!

Your subject matter will be dried plants.
Dates: 1 day class - Date to be determined.
Time: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (30 minute lunch break)
Instructor: Linda Medved Lufkin
Fee: $115
Registration will open at a later date.



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Zoom Class:
Botanical Structure 1 & 2

Starting April 2021
Section 1: Leaves, Stems, Roots
This is the first of a two-course sequence (presented back-to-back). This course is designed to acquaint those drawing and painting flowering plants with their many varied structures and will also go over the basic characteristics of many plant families. We will go over terminology relating to plant morphology (structure) and discuss the physiology (function) of each part. We will dissect living plants -leaves, stems, and roots, becoming familiar with differences that exist in nature. We will also use magnifying glasses/loupes to get a good look at structures in order to draw and label them in a scientifically correct manner.

Section 2: Flowers, Fruits, Seeds
This course follows Botany for Artists I and completes the students' knowledge of plant structure and function. This course is designed to acquaint those drawing and painting flowering plants with their many varied structures and will also go over the basic characteristics of more plant families. We will go over terminology relating to plant morphology (structure), discuss the physiology (function) of each part. We will dissect living plants- flowers, seeds (and seedlings), and fruits, becoming familiar with differences that exist in nature. We will use magnifying glasses/loupes to get a good look at microscopic structures in order to draw and label them in a scientifically correct manner.

Section 1 Dates: 6 weeks - Dates to be determined.
Sectopm 2 Dates: 6 weeks
Time: 2.5 hours each class
Instructor: Lynne Gildensoph
Fee: $
Registration will open at a later date.