COLORADO'S MARVELOUS MUSHROOMS  • Mon/Tu, Aug 1/2; Tu-Wed, Aug 9/10; Th, Aug 18



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!

COLORADO'S MARVELOUS MUSHROOMS • Mon/Tu, Aug 1/2; Tu-Wed, Aug 9/10; Th, Aug 18