Helen Allen, artist, teacher and director of The Chelsea School of Botanical Art in England will be at Wellesley College Botanic Gardens next week to teach a composition class. Last-minute openings means you have the unique opportunity to learn from Helen without flying overseas. Click on the image below to download the flyer.
Contact Wellesley College Botanic Gardens ASAP by email or by phone to register. The Garden’s phone number is (781) 283-3094.
Plant studies, colors, and drawings are the fun part of creating a beautiful painting, but the challenge is always in composing the page. Helen Allen leads the challenge to create an image that is balanced and draws the viewer to have a closer look – an image that can enchant and inform. Through three days, you will fall in love with your chosen plant, study its habit, and develop drawings that can be used to compose three different paintings. Identify blocks and position of color and study the balance of your compositions. Then choose the best and spend a day adding color to guide you in completing the painting at home.
3 days: Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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WCBG Friends Members $375 / Non-Members $475