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 Catalpa Leaf in Dry Brush Watercolor

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SaturdayOctober 23, 2021
11:00am - 4:30pm

The workshop will impart the Instructor’s method of using dry brush watercolor to paint a Catalpa Leaf.  The students will be provided with a photograph and a line drawing of the subject.  The class will meet online using Zoom, where we will discuss the dry brush technique and how to use it for this subject. Participants will paint throughout the day and the Instructor will offer individual help to each student as they progress with their paintings.  Students will send photos of their work in progress to the instructor via text.  Live demonstrations and a pre-recorded video will reinforce the learning experience. Some experience with watercolor is recommended.  

About the Instructor:

Carrie Di Costanzo worked as a fashion illustrator before shifting her focus to botanical art. Group exhibitions include the 14th Annual International through the 22nd Annual International with the American Society of Botanical Artists (receiving the Ursus Award in 2013); “Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps” and “Weird, Wild, and Wonderful” and the 14th through 19th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit at Filoli (receiving the Roth Award in 2013 and the Jurors’ Award in 2014). Her work is held in the Botanical Collections at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and private collections. 

Carrie is a part time Instructor at The New York Botanical Garden where she instructs workshops on watercolor. She runs independent workshops on watercolor, gouache, and egg tempera.