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Grisaille Technique in Botanical Painting

  • Destination: Art 1815 W 213th ST #135 Torrance, CA USA (map)

Join botanical artist, instructor, and author Wendy Hollender to learn the techniques outlined in her book Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color (Random House).  Students will learn how to use a grisaille technique for undertones in a neutral color and then how to layer color on top to create depth, using watercolor pencils in combination with dry colored pencils. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multiple locations and it is especially useful for work in the field. 
 Students will become familiar with the techniques and practice on simple forms such as fruits in colored pencils and then will work on more complex forms such as flowers combining watercolor pencils and colored pencils.

Old Torrance is a great town for restaurants, hotels, and evening walks so if you need to stay overnight, that is not a problem.  The class will cost from $250 - $200 for the two days depending on enrollment.  

Send a deposit check for $100 made out to: 

Destination: Art to:
Suzanne Kuuskmae
621 29th Street
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

A deposit is required to hold your spot and is non refundable unless a replacement is found.  Please include your email address, home address, and phone number with your deposit!

For more information email Suzanne Kuuskmae at: