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Missed one of our live Zoom Drawing Workshops? No problem! Scroll through this page for all of our past Zoom Workshops that are currently available to purchase.

Our workshops include a set of pre-recorded videos for you to watch as you prepare for class, as well as recordings of each workshop session (delivered via email) which include demonstrations on the first day of a workshop and constructive critiques on the second day. (You can also view the recordings if you login on our website, click “My Supplies,” and scroll down to “My Videos.”)

Find all of the supplies that we recommend here. Feel free to follow along with any supplies you have (your result may just end up looking a little different). Our lessons are about a combination of fundamental 3D art concepts and colored pencil and watercolor technique, so you can skip the supplies-specific tips and still learn a lot about art basics including perspective, light source, composition, etc. One of the main points we teach is colored pencil and watercolor technique for slow, continuous toning, but as long as you are able to achieve the same blending result with your chosen materials, you can still benefit from our course lessons.

 

The Magic of Light Source, Highlights, & Shadows

Create the illusion of 3-dimensional form on a 2-dimensional surface with realistic highlights and shadows that provide beauty and depth to our drawings. We will study the way geometric shapes look when they are lit with proper lighting, and how to transfer that knowledge to forms we find in nature. Understanding light-source is essential for creating 3D form, making this workshop important for beginners. Artists with more experience will hone their skills, as we explore light-source in a focused and in-depth way… Learn more

 

Texture: Peels & Pulp

How do you turn your geometric sphere into a realistic orange? The answer is texture! Get ready to learn how to use value, contrast, & saturation to describe the waxy bumpy surface & juicy translucent pulp of citrus fruits. We will study how to create the gorgeous highlights that shimmer on the waxy bumpy peels. We will cut our subjects open, and learn how to bring the shiny, sparkly translucent pulp to life. Bring your favorite citrus fruit, and we’ll learn and explore together… Learn more

 

Color Theory

Want to know more about the fascinating world of color? Join us for a deep dive into color theory, color mixing, color blending, and color matching. Bring an assortment of botanical bits in any/every color, and we’ll try to match them! We will be using Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils and Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils, but you can apply the concepts to any supplies with which you’d like to participate. We will reference lessons in Wendy’s book, The Joy of Botanical DrawingLearn more

 

Conifers

Captivated by the patterns of pine cones? Cuddle up with some hot cocoa, and capture cute conifers with us! Drawing pine cones is a perfect opportunity to look closely at the intricate spiral patterns found in nature. Learn our techniques for drawing these complex wintery subjects, including their branches with fine, green needles… Learn more

 

Winter Squash, Pumpkins, & Gourds

Fall in love with the fascinating textures and pretty patterns found on decorative gourds. Study the segmented skin and gooey inner seeds of pumpkins. Whether you harvest from your garden, pick from the patch, or grab from the local grocery store, bring your favorite squash, pumpkin, or gourd, and we’ll draw together… Learn more

 

If there’s a workshop you missed that you would like to see here, please let us know.