Course Description

IN PERSON: In this hands-on course, we will proceed step-by-step to create a watercolor illustration of a songbird using local photographs. Students will learn the basics of watercolor illustration in this manner: We will begin by rendering the bird and its environment in pencil. Then, with color combinations using just six primary colors (cool and warm), we will learn methods for applying the colors to the bird and its surroundings. Finally, we will look at a variety of brush techniques for details and finishing touches. During the 10 weeks of the course, participants will be able to try out several different birds, with the number depending on each individual’s rate of progress. This course is designed for students at the beginner level. | Active Skill Learning.

Max enrollment: 12.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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Painting Songbird Portraits: Watercolor for Beginners
Classroom - In Person
11:00AM to 1:00PM
Feb 01, 2024 to Apr 04, 2024
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Classroom - In Person  
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Required supplies/fee: There is a $35 fee, payable to the instructor at the first class, to cover the cost of paint, palette, paper and brushes. In addition, upon registration, students will be given a list of household items to bring to class.

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