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Capturing Autumn Textures in Watercolor

Schedule and Location

Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$138.00 member
$162.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Autumn is a season when colors become complex and the textures of seed heads, expiring petals, and leaves emerge, which can present challenges to the watercolor artist. In this two-day watercolor workshop, you will

  • learn color mixing
  • paint the varied textures and surfaces found in late summer and fall plants
  • watch instructor demos
  • get one-one-one guidance from your instructor as you practice techniques

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Suzanne Wegener, Freelance Artist

Suzanne Wegener is a freelance artist specializing in natural history illustration and education in pencil, pen & ink, watercolor and gouache. She has a degree in Scientific Illustration and teaches regularly in the Chicagoland area. 

Course Details

  • Prerequisite: Previous experience with watercolor required (Nature in Watercolor or equivalent)
  • Notes: A supply list will be provided. This class will take indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.  Limit 15

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