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Visiting Artist Series: Fall in Watercolor with Lynne Railsback

Schedule and Location

Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$189.00 member
$218.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

fall colored maple leaves in watercolor
Join award-winning artist Lynne Railsback in painting plants of the Midwest’s woods and prairies. Study the understated beauty of these plants in fall and winter, with their interesting shapes, colors and textures.

Lynne begins a painting without doing preliminary studies, drawing pencil lines on the paper or relying on photographs. Instead her inspiration is the physical plant "close up and personal." In this workshop, you will gain a sense of freedom by leaving preliminary sketches behind, as Lynne coaches you in her approach to botanical watercolors.

Artist Lynne Railsback has had solo exhibitions in botanical gardens, arboretums, museums, galleries, corporations, libraries and a variety of other public spaces. Her watercolors have been included in juried compositions throughout the United States and Europe. She has become a notable botanical artist as her award-winning paintings are purchased both by museums and private corporate collectors.

Instructor: Lynne Railsback, artist
Notes: Please bring a lunch. Limit 18
Prerequisites: Experience with watercolor required.
Supplies: Click here for a list of supplies.

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Course Details

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BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.


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Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.