october, 2021

06oct(oct 6)10:00 am17nov(nov 17)1:00 pmWatercolors: Put Your Passion on Paper with Diane Lary10:00 am - (november 17) 1:00 pm

Event Details

Wednesdays, October 6 – November 17, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Relax and enjoy painting with watercolors. Discover the beauty and power of using color, value, and light to describe your subject. You will learn many tools and techniques during this course, such as the importance of leaving whites and creating shadows to strengthen your composition, considering the selection of the color palette for each painting to create harmony and unity and how to work with and manipulate your reference materials to design and enhance your composition. Participants must bring their chosen subject reference materials to class, such as photographs taken in the Garden, plants, flowers or other objects of interest. Basic knowledge of watercolor painting is required.

PLEASE NOTE: This six-session class spans seven weeks, taking place every Wednesday beginning 10/6/21 and running through 11/17/21 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be no class on 10/27/2021.

Ticket Rates
Members$240 (for a six-session course)
Non-Member $270 (for a six-session course)

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Instructor Bio: Diane Lary is a native of Michigan, but has made her home in the Redlands of South Florida. While growing up, Diane had a talent for drawing, but her interest in science prevailed and she received her degree in Biology and began a long career in the biomedical field. It was much later that her early interest in art resurfaced as a desire to pursue watercolor painting. She found time to study watercolor techniques by attending local workshops sponsored by the Miami Watercolor Society and also attended Plein air watercolor classes at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden.  Here she was able to capture the true beauty of bright light and vibrant color, which expresses the tropical foliage of Florida. Now retired from corporate life, she devotes her time exclusively to watercolor and her efforts have been rewarded with numerous awards and accolades for her paintings.

Tickets are nonrefundable. This class runs rain or shine.

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