Botanical Watercolor: Autumn Cornucopia

Kathleen McKeehen is a science illustrator and botanical artist whose training includes the post-grad natural science illustration program at UC Santa Cruz, followed by an internship at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, UK. She has freelanced for a variety of clients and projects, including magazines, guide books, museum displays, text books, and children’s educational products and books. Her work has appeared in botanical art shows in the U.S. and Canada. She currently teaches botanical drawing and painting at Gage Academy of Art, at the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture, and at workshops around the state.
Saturday, Sunday
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
Fall offers up a variety of colors and textures for the botanical artist and an enjoyable opportunity to play with a range of methods. Beginners to botanical illustration will learn observation and measurement skills as well as the use of watercolor washes and dry-brush technique to create three-dimensional, aesthetically pleasing, and scientifically correct images. If this isn’t your first watercolor experience, we will focus on mixing colors both on the palette and with layering, and even loosen up a bit with wet-on-wet washes.