Classes & Workshops
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
Reading, PA

Summer Observations:

Flowers, Ferns, and the Forest Floor

Saturday, June 27

10:00 - 3:00

Level: All

Create a sketchbook based on observation of our summer bounty of plants!

Private Lessons Offered via Zoom

Please contact Margaret for more information

Mt Cuba Center
Hockessin, DE

Putting It All Together

Four Thursdays: June 4 – 25, 2020

10 am – 12 noon ONLINE

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Continue to develop your botanical drawing and composition skills using color theory and exercises that reinforce botanical accuracy. Using a plant specimen of your choosing, explore painting techniques such as dry brush or watercolor washes that enhance your individual style while remaining true to the fundamental principles of botanical drawing. Put it all together: sketch, compose, and execute a finished piece in the medium of your choice.

Getting Started with Vellum

Thursday, September 24, 2020

10 am - 3:30 pm

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Unlike the stark white of paper, calfskin vellum has a warm color ranging from pale off-white to a rich honey. Additionally, the surface variation present in vellum results in a uniquely textured finished product. Learn very basic tips and techniques for painting on vellum, starting with simple exercises on vellum scraps. Margaret discusses how paint and vellum work together and demonstrates building color and form. Finish by painting a simple drawing on vellum. Please bring lunch.

Guided Studio at Mt Cuba Center

Thursday, Nov 12 - Dec 17 (no class Thanksgiving Day)

NEW TIME: 10 am - 2 pm 

Fleisher Art Memorial

Philadelphia, PA

Botanical Art

Thursday, July 2- July 30, 2020

10 am - 12 noon ONLINE

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Wayne, PA

Botanical Art for All

Spring and Fall Sessions Cancelled

for 2020

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