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One-Day Watercolor Workshop

Autumn Leaves

Create a botanical watercolor painting of fall leaves in this one-day workshop. The afternoon will start with a short discussion of botanical illustrations and the composition that makes them unique as pieces of art. Whether it be a single leaf or a grouping, the emphasis will be put on composition and watercolor techniques to complete an original painting. Leaves will be provided but students are also encouraged to bring their own. This workshop is suitable for all levels. All supplies are included.

The fee for the one-day, 3-hour workshop is $65 and 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.

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  

COVID POLICYOnly fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. Masks are optional.

Watercolor Workshop – Vintage Seashells

This one-day workshop with watercolor artist Leona Gawreluk is for all levels. The class will start with a brief slide show of vintage shell illustrations and a discussion on the composition that makes them unique as pieces of art.  Whether it be a single shell or a group arrangement, the emphasis will be placed on composition and watercolor techniques to complete an original painting. Shells will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own from their personal collections. Each student will leave with an original piece of art and suggestions on how to frame it. All supplies are included.

The fee for the one-day, 3-hour workshop is $65 and the class is limited to 12 students.

About the Instructor:

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 Garden, the Peabody Museum, and with many local award-winning botanical artists in CT and NJ. 

COVID POLICYOnly fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. Masks are optional.

Sunflowers for Ukraine Watercolors – Class #2

This is a one-day workshop with watercolor artist, Leona Gawreluk. The workshop is for all levels. The class will start with a brief slideshow on the history of botanical illustration and the place it holds in the art world today. A beginner will learn how to transfer the drawing from a photo to watercolor paper, mix color hues and values and use watercolor techniques to create a realistic sunflower painting. All students will paint the same flower but the more experienced artist will have the opportunity to put their own stamp on the piece. All supplies are included. A portion of the workshop fee will be sent for Ukrainian relief efforts through Fr. Paul Luniw at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church.

The fee for the one-day, 3-hour workshop is $65 and the class is limited to 12 students.

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  

COVID POLICYOnly fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. Masks are optional.

Sunflowers for Ukraine Watercolor Workshop

This is a one-day workshop with watercolor artist, Leona Gawreluk. The workshop is for all levels. The class will start with a brief slideshow on the history of botanical illustration and the place it holds in the art world today. A beginner will learn how to transfer the drawing from a photo to watercolor paper, mix color hues and values and use watercolor techniques to create a realistic sunflower painting. All students will paint the same flower but the more experienced artist will have the opportunity to put their own stamp on the piece. All supplies are included. A portion of the workshop fee will be sent for Ukrainian relief efforts through Fr. Paul Luniw at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church.

The fee for the one-day, 3-hour workshop is $65 and the class is limited to 12 students.

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  

COVID POLICYOnly fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. Masks are optional.