Winter Wonders in Watercolor

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
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Winter offers the botanical artist a selection of unique subjects as they don’t wilt and change quickly as most plant materials do. Students are encouraged to select a subject of their choice from the many options, and while cones are perhaps the most challenging subject, even beginners can make good progress under the guidance of botanical illustrator and artist Kathleen McKeehen. Over the course of the two-day workshop, you will learn and practice various wash and dry-brush techniques leading towards an accurate and realistic depiction of your subject. Costs of materials can be minimized by purchasing small amounts of necessary paints and paper from instructor.