NEW! Bonding with Bulbs – Mixed Media w/ Ellen Duarte

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w/ Ellen Duarte

NEW!  Bonding with Bulbs – Mixed Media  w/ Ellen Duarte



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Bonding with Bulbs- Mixed Media

Instructor: Ellen Duarte

Day: Wednesdays (5 weeks). Class begins April 3, 2019. NO CLASS 5/1/19

Time: 9am-11:30am

Cost: Members $92 | Non-Members $116

Study the world of bulbs (or rhizomes, or corms) and how they grow. Choose your favorite bulb plant and document its growth with drawings and paintings by starting with a rendering of the bulb and, after planting the bulb, adding foliage and flowers as they occur. Compose a beautiful pen and wash illustration of the plant’s development.

Materials List:

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)
Paper towel
Water container
Watercolor paper, hot press, 140 lb or greater, available for purchase in class (approx. $3)
Tracing paper
Masking tape
Foam board ( 9×12 or larger)

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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