Watercolor & Illustration April 2022 Series - Online Series with Marika Hahn
Ends: Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 — 4:00pm
The SERIES (4 classes) Wednesdays- April 6, 13, 20, 27- 12:45-4 PM EST
1. VEGGIES WITH STRONG COMPOSITION AND DESIGN: APRIL 6 -
Making a strong composition using veggies with interesting colors and shapes, makes a wonderful illustration; add hand done lettering and a poster emerges. BABY BOK CHOY with deeply veined leaves and stalks of pale green and white will use mostly dry brush technique for shading. A formal line of colorful STRING BEANS will have washes of green, off white and deep purple. Fuchsia will color the CRANBERRY BEANS, and they will all be surrounded with a dark prussian blue for for drama. PEAS ‘unzipped’ from their shells and tossed into a wooden bowl, will have participants using tight tiny lines for the wood grain.
2. THE POND: April 13-
Waterlilies, Lily Pads, Lotus Flowers and Leaves, Frogs, Ducks + Koi are all images perfect for watercolor painting. Having the work are on a slant, (a cutting board or pad of paper resting atop a thick book or two), color will flow within a planned composition. There will be demonstrations of painting water, leaves, critters etc. Creating the heavily veined oversized Lotus leaves will be done using controlled brush strokes. Painting scales on the koi and delicate feathers on the duck will be fun. /p>
3. FRUIT ON PATTERNED PLATES, FABRIC OR BANANA LEAVES: April 20-
We’ll paint detailed segments of a PEELED ORANGE, a POMEGRANATE, both whole and cut with shiny seeds spilling out, and a STARFRUIT on wood grained board. References of decorative plates, fabric, wood grain and banana leaves will be sent.
4. DECORATIVE CONTAINER & CACTI, VINTAGE WATERING CAN + BALL JAR WITH FLOWERS: APRIL 27-
Each container is a self contained piece of art. A flowering CACTUS with dark and light green washes will be done wet on wet. Using only the very tip of the brush will be used to create spikes and thorns. Bold orange, yellow and red NASTURTIUM, in a vintage glass Ball Jar, will have petals painted with shading (dry brush) and complicated centers. Large round leaves with pale green delicate veins will be a demonstration that is practiced throughout this class. A watering can is a perfect vessel for DAFFODILS with their lovely ruffled centers.
Before each class, participants receive pdf’s of the images we will be working on in class. If participants can print these, to reference in class, it is helpful but not required.
Add fee to cart to register for this class online. Once registered, you will receive further details on how to attend this online class. Class fees are non-refundable
Attention Knoxville Customers: Virtual art classes are coordinated out of our West Hartford Connecticut location. For questions or assistance please call 860-232-0073
About Marika Hahn
Marika Hahn lives in New York City but her artwork is inspired by nature. She dreams of gardens, fruits and veggies, flowers and wildlife. She has worked with major publishers including Simon & Schuster Workman and Ballantine. Marika has taught adult watercolor painting at The 92Y and JCC Manhattan. Children attending The School at Columbia University and the Bank Street School did watercolor painting with Marika. She is an Artist in Residence at Bellevue Hospital and Mt Sinai Downtown. Providing artistic opportunities, primarily watercolor painting, to people living with cancer and chronic illness is a passion. Marika graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, majoring in Fashion Illustration and Advertising Design. She studied Children’s Book Illustration at The School of Visual Art