Spring is in the air, and beautiful cherry blossoms are in bloom! Bring this inspiration into the studio with BC-based artist Kathryn Wadel. In this two-day workshop series, Kathryn will guide you through the step-by-step process to create a cherry blossom-inspired painting on canvas. The perfect project to celebrate the arrival of spring!
Open to beginners.
Ages 13 to 99.
*This workshop is recorded (you will receive the video link 48 to 72 hours after the workshop).
Part I: Background painting and sketchingIn Part 1, Kathryn will demonstrate how to customize your colour palette. She will then guide you through the steps to create the background of your painting, as well as sketch the framework to paint cherry blossom tree branches and flowers.
Part II: Cherry blossom painting and detailsIn Part II, Kathryn will guide you through colour mixing, brushwork and painting techniques to create beautiful, blooming cherry blossoms on canvas. Part II will be held on Sunday, May 8th at 1:00 P.M. (EST).
List of materials to bring:
✓ Graphite pencil
✓ Pencil sharpener
✓ Scrap paper or sketchbook
✓ Painter’s tape
✓ Palette, palette paper or recycled plastic container with lid
✓ Palette knife
✓ Synthetic acrylic paintbrushes (flat, round, filbert and angle; sizes between 2-10)
✓ Primed stretched canvas, canvas board or canvas pad (9 x 12 in)
✓ Masonite board/support surface (approximately 1-2 in larger than canvas size)
✓ Acrylic paint (including, but not limited to: bright red or cadmium red hue, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow or bright yellow, titanium white and zinc white)
✓ Paper towel or upcycled cotton rag
✓ Upcycled plastic or glass jars (for paint water)
✓ Easel (optional)