Date: Tuesdays, February 15-March 8, 2022Time: 3:00 pm-5:00 PM Pacific Time, 6:00-8:00 PM Eastern Time Level: All Medium: Watercolor & Ink
This class builds on the techniques presented in Drawn to Nature and explores new subjects, including butterflies and moths, plant studies, and birds. We’ll also choose a subject and research it from a variety of perspectives, then illustrate our findings on a single page. This class includes multiple approaches to capturing nature-related subjects with an eye toward deepening our understanding, appreciation, and connection to the places we live and visit. Demonstrations, paint-alongs, and optional weekly assignments are designed to help you build your observation and painting skills. You do not need to have taken Drawn to Nature before signing up for this class.
Jean Mackay is an artist, educator, and naturalist. She has been keeping an artist journal for more than nearly 20 years as a way to study and share the beauty and diversity of nature, as well as to record the art of everyday living. Working in all kinds of settings, from tide pools to farm fields to her own backyard, Jean’s journals reflect a keen eye for detail and profound sense of wonder. Jean is the author of The Nature Explorer’s Sketchbook (2020) and director of the Arts & Birding program at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine. Her blog, Drawn In, shares the ordinary, yet extraordinary things that she encounters close to home and farther afield. www.jeanmackayart.com
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