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October 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Botanical Watercolor: Next Steps

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Preserve the beauty of fall through watercolor paintings with fresh specimens like colorful leaves, branches with berries, seed pods, and more from the garden as a source of inspiration. Take a deeper dive into the tools and techniques of botanical watercolor painting. Judy focuses on color theory and traditional dry brush methods that create form and depth, bringing your watercolors to life. Previous experience with watercolor is recommended.
A detailed list of required materials is available with the online class description.

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center from Wednesday, October 25 through Friday, October 27, 2023.

About the Instructor:

Judy Simon is a botanical artist and freelance illustrator who has combined her love of gardening with her drawing and painting career. She is a member of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators and the American Society of Botanical Artists. Her work is in many private collections.

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