Branching Out: Drawing Nature with Ink and Wash w/ Ellen Duarte

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 Branching Out: Drawing Nature with Ink and Wash  w/ Ellen Duarte


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Branching Out: Drawing Nature with Ink and Wash

Instructor: Ellen Duarte

Day: Wednesday (6 weeks)  Class begins on February 20th, 2019

Time: 9am-11:30am

Cost: Members $110 | Non-Members $140


Explore texture and color in the many branches, dead leaves, and small animals of winter through drawing and painting. Strengthen your observation and drawing skills with graphite and ink in this mixed media class. Add color with watercolor washes to complete the drawings. Demonstrations in graphite, micron pen, crow quill pen, and watercolor will provide basic tools for creating beautiful art and illustrations inspired by nature.
All levels welcome.

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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