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Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators
Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators LLC is comprised of professional artists and scientists who have developed educational programs in natural science illustration. The members of CTNSI also provide illustrations, printed material, murals and exhibits addressing environmental and biological topics. The team at CTNSI works with environmental groups, nature centers, schools, and event managers. All classes are taught at the Yale Peabody Museum Education Center/West Campus, 117 Frontage Road, Orange, CT 06477.
Leslie Watkins is a well known botanical illustrator and landscape painter, with 30 years of practice and teaching. A very popular instructor, she is also the founding director of the NWCT Berkshire Plein Air Painters.
Nature Studies in Watercolor
Wednesdays, March 4-25, 2015
10 am – 12 pm
Learn techniques of traditional watercolor as used by the masters.
Develop your skills and add to your portfolio as you paint. This class will provide the student with the confidence and ability to maintain a personal record of the natural world, with the intent to use it as a foundation to create works of art. Elements of painting such as drawing, the movement of light, mass conceptions, depicting form, creating depth, and atmospheric perspective will be taught. Traditional English watercolor techniques will be demonstrated, as used by J.M.W. Turner, Beatrix Potter, Albrecht Dürer, and Pierre Joseph Redouté.
Students at all levels, including beginners will enjoy this relaxed and illuminating class. More experienced painters will hone their craft and receive constructive criticism. Plenty of individual instruction and live demonstrations will be given. Bring any watercolor supplies you may have on hand, additional materials will be available for purchase.
This class will meet at Dandelion Cottage, 281 Litchfield Road, Norfolk, CT 06058.
Contact: Leslie Watkins, (860) 542-3920