NEW! A Walk on the Wild Side w/ Ellen Duarte

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A Walk on the Wild Side – Watercolor

Instructor: Ellen Duarte

Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks). Class begins May 15th

Time: 12:15pm-2:45pm

Cost: Members $110 | Non-Members $140

Almost everywhere you go on Cape Cod wildflowers can be found. Most are familiar, but do you know what they are? Learn to use Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide to help you identify them. Study more about them through sketching in the field and studio. Use your studies to render your favorites in watercolor.

Materials List:

Sketch/drawing pad (9×12 or greater) white, spiral, or what you prefer
Drawing pencils of choice
Eraser (white plastic)
Tracing paper (if you have it)
White, hot press watercolor paper (140 lb or greater)
Watercolor paints- bring your usual palette*
Watercolor brushes (two size 4 or 6 pointed round)*
Paper towel
Cup or jar for water
masking tape
Foam board (a size larger than your sketch pad)

*If you are a beginner, or don’t have the proper brushes, or can’t get the materials listed in time, don’t panic. Bring what you can. I can fill in with enough to get you going.
Hot press watercolor paper is not typically available at chain art supply stores. Fine art stores sometimes sell it by the sheet. It is expensive, as paper goes, so I will have it available for $3 per quarter sheet (approx. 10x15in). Good sable brushes are best, but also expensive. I will have a few for borrowing and some new brushes (size 4) at $10 each, if you wish to purchase.

Artist Bio:

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.

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