Cynthia Armstrong - Mushrooms: A Winter Passion in Watercolor (Online); Wednesdays, February 2-23, 2022

Date: Wednesdays, February 2-23, 2022
Time: 10:00AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time, 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00-8:00 London Time
Level: All
Medium: Beginner to intermediate

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Before spring blooms, as the cool weather offers up the fruits of winter, mushrooms pop up everywhere. Fungi come in many diverse forms, often in striking shapes and colors, providing a wonderful subject for painting.

In this 4-week course the shapes and textures of mushrooms will be explored while learning the fundamental (and beyond) of watercolor techniques. Color theory, brush handling, traditional and alternative paint application methods will be covered. Suitable for artists of all skill levels. We will be working from fresh subjects (if available,) as well as photo references to approach composition and design. Have fun this winter with fungi!


Cynthia Armstrong holds a graduate certificate degree from UC Santa Cruz in Science Illustration and a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University. She has been a freelance illustrator and artist for over 25 years, and a teacher for the past 20 years. Cynthia, as a published illustrator, has traveled and journaled extensively throughout her career. Her client list includes the New York Botanical Gardens, U.S. National Park Service, the Maine State Museum, U.S. Forest Service, and the California Native Plant Society.

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.