Fall Fancy – Mixed Media
Instructor: Ellen Duarte
Day: Wednesdays (5 weeks). Class begins September 18. NO CLASS ON 10/9/19.
Cost: Members $92 | Non-Members $116
Experience the changing of the season as Cape Cod slips into fall. Notice leaves as they change color and fall from the trees. Observe the changes and record the events through the study of leaves and seeds and fruits. Focus on observation and drawing skills using graphite and colored pencil, and study pen and watercolor techniques. Strengthen your knowledge of technique and composition through discussion, critique and demonstration.
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.