Botanical Beauty of Spring

Levels: All, some drawing experience helpful

Offered: 1 Sunday Morning 4/26/20, 9:30am-3:30pm

Instructor: Maria Cecilia "Cissy" Freeman

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Buds and flowers and new leaves – Spring offers fresh colors and textures, and many beautiful plant subjects to paint.  In traditional botanical art we strive for a beautiful portrayal of our subject that is both artistic and accurate in detail. In this watercolor workshop we’ll begin with close observation of our live plant specimens (to be provided) and draw a small composition. We’ll work on approaches to color mixing, and practice techniques of watercolor brushwork particular to botanical art – layering colors and small moist-brush work that allows us to capture fine details of our subjects. You’ll get plenty of individual attention as you draw and paint, to challenge and encourage you at your own level of skill.















Instructor: Maria Cecilia Freeman is a professional artist with 25 years of experience bridging scientific illustration and botanical fine art. Her award-winning drawings and paintings have appeared in solo and juried exhibitions across the U.S. and in Europe, and in the Filoli Florilegium. You can see her work at her website:

Additional Instructions: Please bring a bag lunch.

Fee: $99.00 - one price for this class Join Now

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