Bloom & Grow – Mixed Media
Instructor: Ellen Duarte
Day: Wednesdays (6 classes). Class begins on January 8th
Cost: Members $110 | Non-Members $140
Start the new year with a bang! Or a bulb! Watch a beautiful flower grows from a plain bulb. We will study an amaryllis or paper white as it emerges from its encasement through drawing and painting. Focus on light and how it defines form and texture. Learn to render this using graphite, watercolor, ink and colored pencil.
Sketchbook 9×12 or larger, as preferred
Eraser, white plastic is best
Micron pen size 005, permanent black (available in singles or within a set)
Watercolor paints, what you have (whatever your preferred brand and palette)
Watercolor brushes, 2 size #4 or #6 pointed round( if you own them, if not, some are available to borrow)
Watercolor paper, hot press, 140 lb or greater, available for purchase in class (approx. $3)
Foam board ( 9×12 or larger)
Ellen Duarte has been creating a Christmas card almost every year since taking up botanical illustration more than a decade ago, when she began her studies at Wellesley College Botanic Garden. She earned her Certificate of Botanical Illustration in 2015. Ellen grew up in Maine and raised her family on Cape Cod. She currently resides in Centerville and is still frequently visiting Maine. She and her husband enjoy three grown children and many grandchildren.