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Botanical Painting: Essential Watercolor Techniques, With Corry Buckwalter

July 17, 2021 @ 1:30am-July 24, 2021 @ 4:30pm

$80 – $100

Instructor: Corry Buckwalter
Dates: July 17 & July 24, 2021 (two Saturdays)
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $80; Non-member: $100
In the first session, Corry offers a series of easy and structured exercises. Learn the essential techniques for painting botanical subjects in watercolors, including layering washes, graded washes, dry brush and more. Study the work of the masters for inspiration. Create several studies of a variety of subjects while painting from life. Prior drawing experience–including “Introduction to Botanical Drawing” if possible–is recommended.

The second session focuses on painting flowers from life. Learn several approaches, from the scientific to the artistically expressive, with multiple techniques. Photos of student work may be submitted to the instructor for feedback any time after the end of the course.


Hotpress watercolor paper, block format, 9” x 12”, 15 sheets, 140 lb (must be hotpress and block format for this class) (Stonehenge Aqua brand)
Inexpensive bound sketch pad, 8” x 10” or 9” x 12”
H, HB and 2B graphite pencils
Kneaded and plastic erasers
Ruler (clear plastic is best for measuring, but use what is available)
A minimum of 6 artist-quality tubes of transparent watercolors best for botanical painting in each of the following colors:
1. Yellow: Azo Yellow (Aureolin)
2. Green Gold
3. Red: Permanent Rose or Permanent Magenta or Alizarin Crimson
4. Blue: French Ultramarine
5. Brown: Raw Umber
6. Payne’s Gray
Palette to mix colors
Synthetic Rounds Brushes, sizes #2, #6, #10, plus a very small brush for details such as size 3/0 or other, Princeton SNAP! Series 9650 Golden Synthetic Brushes are reasonably priced and available at Blick’s and elsewhere
Magnifying glass (inexpensive on Amazon), all other materials available at www.blick.com
COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Limited scholarships are available. Contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802-367-1306.


July 17, 2021 @ 1:30am
July 24, 2021 @ 4:30pm
$80 – $100
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