Draw and Paint Autumn Leaves in Watercolor (Online Art Workshop)

Draw and Paint Autumn Leaves in Watercolor (Online Art Workshop)
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Mary Ellen Carsley, Scientific and Botanical Illustrator and Art Educator

Beginners and experienced artists alike can celebrate the season by learning how to draw and paint autumn leaves! During this online art workshop, discover fundamental drawing skills, gain confidence in representing the natural world on paper, learn basic watercolor techniques, and receive pro tips from Mary Ellen to help you capture the beauty and vividness of autumn.

Suggested Materials List:
Watercolor Pad/Paper 9”x 12”

2H pencil
water-soluble wash pencils (optional)
1 small pocket pencil sharpener
1 “pink pearl” or similar type eraser
Watercolor brushes
Basic Watercolor Set
1 small ceramic or glass jar for water (repurposed jam jars are excellent for this)

Not experienced buying art supplies? Here are some tips from Mary Ellen:

  1. If you are just getting started working with watercolor, grab a basic artist's grade watercolor kit: a lightweight plastic box with space for mixing colors and an assortment of 12-14 colors. Good colors to have are Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Sap Green, Ultramarine, Viridian, and Yellow Ochre.
  2. For brushes, look for short handle, sable bristles that are rounds sizes 1, 3, 5, and a 6 flat (or shader)

Please note: This program will be offered through the online platform Livestorm. Clicking on the pre-registration link below will allow you to register through that system.

DATE: Saturday, October 23, 2021
TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET
LOCATION: online
FREE: Pre-registration required

Cancellation Policy
The U.S. Botanic Garden reserves the right to substitute instructors or cancel programs when necessary.

United States Botanic Garden Conservatory
100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 225-8333