classes and workshops

Here’s the Fall Quarter schedule for 2017:

I’ll be teaching fall quarter ’17  and winter quarter ’18 at Gage & CUH, and will be doing additional workshops; check periodically for details on those.

Botanical Drawing  Gage Academy,  Seattle  September 15-November 17, Fridays,  9:30-12:30   Learn to draw botanical subjects realistically and beautifully, with skills that will transfer to any subject.  This class is a good preparation for Botanical Watercolor.  All levels welcome; returning students can pursue their own projects, including pen & ink work.  206 323-GAGE or

Botanical Watercolor: Autumn Cornucopia Gage Academy, SeattleSeptember 15-November 17Fridays, 1:30-4:30   Learn the botanical artist’s classic method of dry-brush watercolor to paint a variety of natural subjects. Students will explore basic dry-brush and wash methods by using subjects common to Autumn–colorful leaves, gourds, squash, berries–lots of colorful possibilities! All levels are welcome.  Students may purchase small amounts of the more expensive supplies to keep costs down.       206 323-GAGE or

Botanical Watercolor Workshop:  Autumn Cornucopia, Gage Academy, Seattle, Saturday-Sunday, September 30-October 1, all day 206-323-GAGE or

Botanical Drawing, Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle,  September 26-November 14 (skipping Oct. 31) Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30 pm  Learn the basic skills of botanical drawing, including measurement and use of line and shading techniques, to render botanical subjects realistically.  Students with previous experience may work on subjects of their choice with plentiful supervision. All levels are welcome. or 206-685-8033  

Workshop:  I’ll be taking the 2018 spring quarter off from my usual classes at Gage and CUH again, and we’re planning another workshop in early May in Eastern Washington  near Entiat, Washington.  We had a great time last spring, and hope to do it again next spring.  Stay tuned for more details on specific subject and dates.

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 I’ve set up a Facebook page focused on art topics–Kathleen McKeehen Art–so do visit!  Along with other things art-related, you’ll find my recommendations for the Craftsy classes I find that you might enjoy. Craftsy is an interesting and effective format for online classes, and quite a number of us Gage instructors also have classes there now. I’ll also let you know if BioQuip has a “bug” sale, or if I see anything else botanical, buggy, or birdish you might be interested in!

If you are looking for a refresher course on botanical drawing, my beginner/intermediate-level drawing class online at Craftsy can give you shading and drawing basics, including how to do those weirdly un-intuitive but oh-so-useful double transfers!  They have sales often, which I will mention on my Facebook page when they occur.   It uses Craftsy’s easy-to-use online format to provide a class you can access any time, as often and as long as you want, post your work & get feedback, and engage in on-going questions and discussions of the class and your work.  Maybe you can’t get to a class in person right now, but want to review the methods we worked on in class?  Or you haven’t had a botanical drawing class yet and would like to begin with the basics?  Check it out at!   There are also some excellent classes with other artists, including those well-known in the botanical painting world, which I’ll also point out on the Facebook page as I find and try them out myself.  

You can access my class at for a 25% discount (or for a bigger discount if they have a sale going on!) at



If you have any questions about classes, don’t hesitate to email me at




1 thought on “classes and workshops”

  1. Melissa T said:

    I’m interested in the autumn leaves class but can’t find information on it.

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