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Thursday, September 17, 2015

We have been working hard #1...

(Colored Pencil by Rebecca Swain)

In addition to our core classes we have recently completed courses in Illustrating Colorado mushrooms, Water lilies and Roses. We have also had classes in Herbs and Poisonous plants. 
Last weekend award winning illustrator Lynne Chapman from Sheffield, U.K. demonstrated for the students how to design  the characters in a picture book effectively. 
Finally Sarah Homfray, also from the U.K. returned for the third time to teach us traditional embroidery techniques, this time blackwork which can be traced back 500 years and likely originates in Spain. Blackwork is like a refined value study done with needle and thread instead of graphite pencil or ink.
See more photos from our classes by clicking here.

(graphite by Elizabeth Lafemina)

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