Free Class: Beginning Pen & Ink  

with Watercolor via ZOOM

July 29, 2020

10 am to 12:30 pm PST

(log on from 9:30 am)

This is the class many of you have been asking for. It will start at the very beginning, a very good place to start! We’ll consider drawing concepts where I teach you how to see like an artist and translate shapes into your own line drawings on the page. (art element: lines and shapes) We’ll progress from there to work up our drawings with ink and consider ways to add dimension to our subject (art elements: value and form) And we’ll add watercolor to our work while exploring all the properties of the medium that make it so unpredictable and wonderful. (I’ll make it less unpredictable for you!) This class will use the Rose as a vehicle for working with contour lines to create turning petals which you can use when you draw/paint other botanical objects, i.e. leaves, that also are not flat but turn in lovely ways.

The rose image here is our inspiration piece. We will use traditional pen and ink techniques to render it and then we will bring it further to life with watercolor. 

In order to participate in this free class, you must email with your interest in participating so that I can send you the Zoom invitation link to enter class at the appointed time. Also I will send you some other supporting documents such as a printable copy of this image and a traceable one as well in case you really do not want to bother with drawing it out by hand. that is fine! Whatever works for you. If you trace down the main lines from the traceable drawing, that is still an excellent starting point for the line work we will add that will take the image to the level of a botanical illustration. Please indicate your interest early so that you can receive the materials in time to work with them.

It is your responsibility to know how to use the Zoom functions to participate in class. There are some helpful suggestions at this website and, if you are new to Zoom, my suggestion is to logo on to the class at the earliest possible time (9:30 am PST) so you can practice a little and get the bugs worked out before we begin at 10 am PST.

There will be lots of demonstration and time for you to work along with me. 

I’M ENCOURAGING EARLY SIGN UP FOR THIS FREE CLASS. See SUPPLIES LIST for this class WHICH IS DIFFERENT FROM USUAL that we use in our Watercolor classes. 

Email me with questions. I can be reached at angela.wrahtz@comcast.net.