Jean Mackay - Savoring Summer: A Sketchbook Series (Online); Tuesdays, June 21, July 19, August 2 & August 23, 2022

Date: Tuesdays, June 21, July 19, August 2 & August 23, 2022
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM Pacific Time/6:00-8:00 PM Eastern Time/11:00 PM-1:00 AM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Watercolor

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Sign up for one or take all four of these watercolor workshops to capture the beauty and bounty of summer in your sketchbook! Each session includes a 2-hour Zoom lesson with Jean and a private class group message board for students to share their work and give and get feedback.


June 21, 2022: The Promise of Summer
Kickoff summer on the longest day of the year with a focus on sketching throughout this colorful season. This session will focus on possibilities for summer subjects, colors, and layouts and will include a demo/paint along of a robin’s nest with eggs.



July 19, 2022: Sketching Garden Flowers
Learn to look for and render basic flower shapes from a variety of perspectives. We’ll also practice painting leaves and stems, with an eye toward mixing fresh greens and adding shadows. This session will include a demo/paint along of a summer flower garden montage.  



August 2, 2022: Making a Vacation Map
Capture your travels with a vacation map. We’ll review parts of a map, discuss ways to incorporate unique elements from your location to convey a sense of place, and look at ways to include your experience on the map. Demo/paint along will include ways to paint water, land features, and borders.



August 23, 2022: Vegetable Explosion

The late summer harvest is coming on fast with an explosion of shapes, colors, and textures. We’ll capture an abundance of vegetables from the garden and farmer’s market, focusing on ways to create a pleasing composition as you add multiple subjects on a single page.


Jean Mackay is an artist, educator, and naturalist. She has been keeping an artist journal for more than nearly 20 years 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 teaches at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine and at the Art School of Columbia County in New York. Her blog, Drawn In, shares the ordinary, yet extraordinary things that she encounters close to home and farther afield.


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. 

Choose all four or purchase sessions individually

Jean Mackay
Jean Mackay
Jean Mackay
Jean Mackay
Jean Mackay
Savoring Summer: A Sketchbook Series
June 21 - The Promise of Summer
July 19 - Sketching Garden Flowers
August 2 - Making a Vacation Map
August 23 - Vegetable Explosion

Sign up for all 4 at once and save $40.  If you sign up for some individually and then want to sign up for the rest later, please contact Martha for a discount coupon code.