- Flower Drawing & Painting Workshop
- Painting in Acrylics
- Matting & Framing Workshop
- Drawing with Pen & Ink
Dear Continuing or
Because I wish to finish new etchings and paintings, work on my website and on my flower card and art business in California and the Southeast and because of personal and family reasons, I will not be teaching classes at this time. I will be spending part of the year in my hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia and the rest in Walnut Creek, California.
Thanks to many of you for your past support. If you are interested in taking a class should I resume teaching, stay in touch with me by email.
Thanks for stopping by.
& Painting Workshop
In this intensive workshop for beginners and more advanced painters, students will be shown the instructor's special method for visualizing and making a botanical still-life composition. While this one-day, hands-on class will work from live flowers, a variety of very specific drawing and watercolor techniques will be taught. The student will learn techniques to use on other subject matter such as landscapes, painting from photos, or abstracts. Bring your own brushes and paint. All other materials will be provided by the materials fee. The instructor will contact you prior to class to discuss supplies. Stephanie teaches the special method she has used for all the botanical watercolors she had published which you can see this website. Please bring lunch.
Painting in Acrylics
Students will learn how to develop their painting ideas using acrylic paint including how to mix colors, use of mediums, texture and washes, how to see values and build compositions. We will initially do several exercises then students can choose to paint abstracts, landscapes, botanical studies, still-lifes or other subjects of their choosing. We will look at a variety of paintings by artists relevant to students' development. Students will be encouraged to develop the thought and feeling in their work. Open to complete beginners or those with experience. Bring whatever supplies you already have to first class. Supply information provided at first class for new students.
Matting & Framing Workshop
This workshop demonstrates a quick, low cost method for accomplishing top quality custom framing , especially useful to the artist or others with a number of pieces to frame in a short period of time. Participants will learn how to cut mats, finish wooden moldings, mount artwork, do “fittings,” and how to buy supplies most economically. This class has loads of information which can save you a lot of money. Bring a bag lunch. Materials will be provided.
Drawing with Pen & Ink
Pen and ink is an inexpensive and easy to begin drawing media. This class is open to complete beginners or people with more drawing experience. Techniques such as free-flowing pen and brush lines and shading with cross-hatching, stippling, and wash will be taught. Students will be encouraged to draw from three-dimensional objects, nature subjects or objects they bring in to learn to build strong compositions. We will use a variety of approaches and exercises to get “loosened up” and to learn a solid foundation of drawing skills. Students will supply their own pens, ink, brushes and paper. Bring whatever pens and lightweight paper you have to first class. Supply information list provided at first class
Watercolor [class info]
This class includes instruction in basics of watercolor painting, including mixing and applying washes, use of color, value, line, shape, form, light, rhythm, and texture. It includes instruction and demonstration of specific techniques such as “wet into wet” and “drybrush” and different ways of starting paintings. Beginning students are shown specific exercises to learn about color mixing and paint handling and in later weeks of the class are encouraged to paint whatever subjects they wish to. More advanced continuing students are shown other techniques and may work on individual paintings from the start. Students are encouraged to create visual richness by developing the thought and feeling in their work. Bring any watercolor materials you might have to the first class. Materials list will be given out and discussed.