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S16A4 Creating Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils

Description: This class will use high quality watercolor pencils and paper, and a step-by-step process to create colorful botanical portraits. Students will learn how to handle plant material and create a pleasing composition with natural objects, and will learn to use watercolor pencil techniques with brushes to create fine details and finishing touches.

Additional Fees: A good set of watercolor pencils can be ordered for about $25 plus a pad of watercolor paper, for about $8, plus a brush or two and a kneaded eraser.

Suggested Reading: Wendy will bring books for students to read through. She uses Botanical Drawing in Color by Wendy Hollender and Botanical Portraits by Ann Swan.

Instructor: Wendy Lam is a local artist and is a member of the Co Art Gallery on Beverley Street in Staunton. She also exhibits in various juried shows throughout the state and at local restaurants. She has taken painting classes at Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton from Ron Boehmer, Audrey Watson, and Jeffery Stockberger. Her mediums include oil paints, watercolor, and pen and ink drawings. She is a former middle school language arts teacher.

Course participants may park in the JMU parking lot without a parking pass for the duration of this course.

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Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at LLI@jmu.edu or 540/568.2923.

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