We’re mid-quarter right now, but there are some workshops coming up in 2018 and 2019, and more weekly classes in Winter Quarter, 2019. Stay tuned for further details, but here’s what should be happening…
GAGE ACADEMY, Seattle. Autumn Leaves, Saturday/Sunday, 9:30-4:30, October 27-28. The colorful leaves of autumn make excellent subjects for practicing various wash and dry-brush techniques. Students may also choose the challenging gourds and other colorful harbingers of the season. All levels welcome, and small amounts of supplies are available to keep costs down. Register online at www.gageacademy.org or by phone at 206-323-GAGE (4243)
There may still be space available in BUGS!Saturday/Sunday, January 12-13. 15 minutes from the Kingston ferry, our classroom will be in the Hansville Community Center at the park at Buck Lake, surrounded by nature trails. Learn to mount, draw, paint, and be totally smitten with “bugs” as subjects, on their own or as ideal companions to botanicals. Cost to be announced but will be 150.00 or under (still doing the math because of increased costs with the facility this year.) Contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested.
~~At Gage Academy...register online at www.gageacademy.org or by phone at 206-323-GAGE (4243)
I’ve set up a Facebook page focused on art topics–Kathleen McKeehen Art–so 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 Craftsy.com! 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.
If you have any questions about classes, don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com.