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Introduction to Watercolor: Botanical Explorations

September 12, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this two hour watercolor lesson, students will be taught how to paint a delicate wild pansy bouquet.

In this two hour watercolor lesson, students will be taught how to paint a delicate wild pansy bouquet. We will go over supplies (color, brushes, paper, and more) and discuss techniques used in creating a work of art from the blank page to a finished piece. First we will go over composing and sketching the bouquet, then we will slowly build the our color washes, adding small details as we go. All the steps will be carefully explained, and we will be live painting together. The drawing template will be provided prior to the workshop for you to prepare. This workshop will help you to start working with watercolor paints, and students will be able to ask questions via email up to a week following the workshop. This course is perfect for beginners to more practices artists whow ould like to add a new technique to their creative arsenal. Supplies needed for this workshop include any type/brand of watercolor paints, any type of watercolor paper (we suggest https://www.dickblick.com/items/10020-1351/), watercolor brushes, paper towels, water, pencil, and tape. This online class requires students to have a device to join the class with reliable internet access.

About the Instructor

Evgenia Kim is a multidisciplinary artist. Originally from Uzbekistan, Kim resided in Moscow and Nashville, TN and currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. From books to a large installations, she uses her background and cultural upbringing to explore ideas of nostalgia, displacement and cultural belonging. Kim received her MFA in Painting and Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 2019 and MFA in Painting from Moscow State Regional University, Russia in 2012.


$15 Community / $30 Cost of Workshop / $45 Sponsor

In an effort to keep workshops accessible to as many as possible, while compensating our instructors fairly and covering Soapbox costs, we’re pleased to offer a sliding scale. Our “Cost of Workshop” rate is the real cost of our workshop, and we need most people to register at this rate to run the workshop. For those who are able, please consider selecting the “Sponsor” rate to allow someone who cannot afford the real cost to participate. If you are someone experiencing hardship, please register at the “Community” rate. In evaluating where you fall on the scale, we ask you to consider the difference between sacrifice (making trade-offs in my discretionary spending) vs. hardship (paying full cost for this workshop prevents me from meeting basic needs). For further guidance and information, visit http://www.phillysoapbox.org/sliding-scale/.


September 12, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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