COLORADO'S MARVELOUS MUSHROOMS: Forage and Illustrate
Online AND In-Person Art Workshop
5 days - Four 3-hour ZOOM classes, One 5-hour Field Trip - with a 30-minute lunch break
Monday, August 1, 2022: ZOOM 9:00am - noon MST
Tuesday, August 2, 2022: In-Person Field Trip 9:00am - 2:30 MST
Tues/Wed, August 9 & 10, 2022: ZOOM 9:00am - noon MST
Thursday, August 18, 2022: ZOOM 9:00am - noon MST
Pen & Ink and Watercolor
Advanced Beginner to Advanced students
Previous experience using Pen & Ink and Watercolors is strongly recommended
Limited to 12 students
Mushrooms have intrigued and bewildered outdoor enthusiasts and artists for thousands of years. They're notoriously difficult to distinguish but so much fun to illustrate in Pen & Ink and Watercolor!
Starting in the ZOOM classroom, you learn fascinating mushroom facts and begin training your eye to distinguish hidden details. Working with store-bought mushrooms, examine different angles and capture various lighting opportunities in graphite.
Next, spend a day in the field with fungi enthusiast, founder and owner of Boulder Mushroom, Zach Hedstrom. Discover the art of foraging. ID, sketch in situ and collect specimens that become the focus of your illustration work.
Back in the ZOOM classroom, explore new inking techniques and marks to portray unique textures, and body forms. Through demos and exercises, practice watercolor layering to build values and intensity. Learn about different approaches to composition - from purely scientific to more artistic. Then let loose as you create your own marvelous ink and watercolor mushroom masterpiece!