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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Lizars and Butterflies

Drawing on Tradition: Butterflies of William H. Lizars, ink and colored pencil by Mary McCauley 

William H. Lizars (1788-1859) is best known for his colored insect and bird illustrations on monochromatic habitat backgrounds. He was born in Edinburgh and an established portrait and genre painter who later went to work in the book trade and created plates for British Butterflies and J.J. Audubon's "The Birds of America" Our students were learning abut him and his techniques in our series of Drawing on Tradition. Please see more plates from that class and some entry level color classes by clicking here

Entry level watercolor by Yoshiko Metz

Friday, July 6, 2018

Our Kickstarter Project is Closing in 6 hours!

(Guzmania X by Karey Swan, watercolor)

We have six hours are remaining of our Kickstarter project, we have secured the publication of this book plus three artist-in-resident positions. At the moment we have only 25 books left - this is the last opportunity to get this book. Pledge now

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy 4th of July!


Etrog (Citrus medica),  advanced ink by Joanna Webster

The past month we have not only been fundraising, but we do work in the classroom also. We have little more than 60 hours left of our successful Kickstarter project  (closing on July 6th). Thank you all who have supported - we do have some volumes of the limited edition left for you to pledge for you who like to do it in the last minute!
See more work completed during June by clicking here.

Mary Crabtree, entry level ink (online with on-site component)