The Artful Field Journal Series: Watercolors in the Wild
May 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm$10 – $45
TreeSong Nature Awareness Center presents “The Artful Field Journal Series: Watercolors in the Wild” with Andie Thrams. This is a continuing series of monthly online classes for field journal keepers, plein air artists and painters to paint with increasing ease both indoors and out. The May class is 9:30 a.m. to noon May 6. Step-by-step sequences explore watercolor and gouache painting techniques, drawing, color studies, tools of the trade, field journal approaches, artist book creation, botanicals, composition and design, tips for painting outdoors and how these practices can kindle joy and deepen a connection to nature and to others.
In this class, students will work from photos or from life to create forest sunset studies and paintings through a shared step-by-step sequence. Mix colors to evoke the dark greens of a forest at dusk, and the warm corals and reds at sunset. Paint wet into wet, glaze with watercolor to build luminosity and experiment with capturing forest details with ink, gouache and colored pencil. All experience levels are welcome. Classes will be recorded and available online at treesongnatureawareness.org for two weeks. Class fees range from $10 to $47. Register at treesongnatureawareness.org/class-registration/afjforestsunset23.