The Illustrated Garden, A Studio Blog
Val Webb is Derwent Pencils’ Feature Artist for 2012!
She will post drawing tutorials each month at Derwent’s blog, Love Pencils. See Val Webb’s online tutorial, Botanical Drawing with Pencil and Watercolor. Connect with The Illustrated Garden on Facebook. For more information about the classes below, or to register, email Val Webb.
- Nature Drawing Workshop: Winter’s Tale
Saturday, February 25, 2012; 10 AM – 3 PM. Spend a day in one of Alabama’s most beautiful waterfront settings, using traditional drawing techniques to create elegant and accurate drawings of winter nature subjects in pen-and-ink. No experience necessary! All art supplies provided. Location: 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (on the Causeway). Proceeds support wildlife education programs at 5 Rivers. Cost: $60
- Draw and Paint Six Culinary Herbs
Saturday, March 17, 2012; 10 AM – 3 PM. Learn the basic structure of a leaf, then put that knowledge to work as you create a color rendering of six culinary herbs in layered pen-and-ink with watercolor. No previous experience necessary, and all supplies are provided. Take home your completed botanical art and six potted herb plants at the end of the day. Lunch at the Ever’man Organic Cafe. Note: This workshop fills quickly. Location: Ever’man Natural Foods Co-op (Community Room), 315 West Garden St., Pensacola, FL. Cost: $60
- Gift from the Gulf: Shells and More in Watercolor
Saturday, April 14, 2012; 10 AM – 3 PM. Paint treasures from the Gult using watercolor on beautiful handmade Arches paper. Learn about color families, creating textures with salt and sponges, making spatter “sand” and how to use different brushes for different effects. No previous experience necessary! This is a relaxed and playful workshop, hosted in a private home on the riverfront in Moss Point, Mississippi. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy the view during our midday break. All art supplies provided. (Note: If you plan to attend, please email Val Webb; space is limited.). Location: Moss Point, Mississippi. Details will be provided upon registration. Cost: $60
- Draw and Paint Wildflowers and Native Plants of the Gulf Coast
Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 12, 2012.
No classes on April 5.
Sessions 2-5 PM or 6:30-8:30 PM
Studio cottage in Mobile, AL
Plus one optional Saturday field trip.
Develop your powers of scientific observation and create realistic renderings of pitcher plants, wood fern, early-blooming wildflowers and more. Students will work from plant specimens in the classroom, and will draw wild orchids and bog plants during an optional field trip. No previous experience necessary! All supplies are provided. Classes will use pen-and-ink with watercolor. Returning students who prefer colored pencil are welcome to bring their own. Class size limited. Cost: $140