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One-Day Watercolor Workshop: Pansies in Gouache


Gouache is an opaque watercolor paint that is mixed with water in the same way watercolors are, but provides a flat, matte wash of bold color and is less transparent than watercolor.

This workshop will focus on using wet on wet and dry brush techniques to replicate the colors, form, and texture of the pansy seen in the painting below. Demonstrations will include color mixing, working light to dark, layering of colors, adding fine detail, and dry brush techniques.  Participants will be provided with a photograph , a line drawing, paints and brushes.  The more advanced student can draw and paint from the real life flowers provided by the instructor.  

All levels welcome.

The fee for the one-day, 3-hour workshop is $70 and includes all supplies. The class is limited to 10 students.

*Students must be registered and paid in full three business days before the start of the class/workshop. Exceptions only with permission from the Director of Fine Art/Photography.

COVID POLICY – Until further notice, proof of vaccination is no longer required. Masks remain optional.

Leona’s love of botanical art stems from her combined interest in art, gardening and nature. She feels you are never without a subject if you observe the natural world around you. From a young age she has collected antique botanical bookplates and they continue to be an inspiration for her art. She has studied at the NY Botanical Gardens, the Peabody Museum and from many local award winning botanical artists in CT. and NJ. 

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” ~Claude Monet