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August 06 - 20, 2022

Botanical Art: Studies w/Watercolor

BBAC Campus • 1516 South Cranbrook Road BirminghamMI  48009 Organized by BBAC
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Botanical Art: Studies w/Watercolor
Instructor: Barabara Holmer

Botanical art is an art form that combines scientific accuracy with artistic sensitivity.
This class will be an overview of controlled watercolor techniques used in botanical
art as students develop studies of a variety of plants. Color-mixing with a limited
palette will also be covered. Demonstrations, discussions, and practice time will
serve as a review for some and a new approach for others. Subjects will be
provided for the first class.

Prerequisite: Students should have at least a basic level of experience with

2112.34.03.22 Level 2 & Up
Saturdays, August 6, 13 & 20
12:30 am – 3:30 pm, 3 sessions
$135 Members, $175 Guests, $5 Materials Fee
BOTANICAL ART W/WATERCOLOR Instructor: Barabara Holmer MATERIALS LIST GENERAL: -kneaded eraser and white plastic eraser (Staedtler Mars) -sighting stick, divider, or plastic grid ruler -.5mm mechanical pencils with leads (HB) -drawing board *or foam core (about 11”x14” ) *NOTE: drawings are usually 9”x12” so you do NOT need a large drawing board! -1/2" artist's or drafting tape PAPER: 9”x12” -Graphics 360 layout paper or other translucent layout paper -tracing paper -transfer paper CHOOSE FROM: -Blick Premier Hot Press Watercolor paper -Saunders Waterford Hot Press Watercolor paper 140 lb. natural or bright white -Mixed Media sketchbook PALETTE: white porcelain or plastic palette with at least 6 compartments PAINT **Choose from: WINSOR NEWTON ARTISTS WATERCOLORS: - Winsor Lemon - - Winsor Yellow Deep - Permanent Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Magenta or Pink or Permanent Rose - Scarlet Lake - Winsor Blue (Green Shade) - French Ultramarine Blue OPTIONAL: -Cerulean Blue -Burnt Sienna -Winsor Violet OR DANIEL SMITH WATERCOLORS: (Extra Fine Essentials Set - Blick) - Hansa Yellow Light - New Gamboge - Quinacridone Rose - Pyrrol Scarlet - Phthalo Blue Green Shade - French Ultramarine Blue BRUSHES: **Choose from: -Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin size 4 or 5 -Utrecht Series 228 Sablette size 4 or 5 OR -any size 4 or 5 watercolor brush that has a good point **please contact me through the BBAC office if you have any questions

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Studio 2 at BBAC Campus


Barbara Holmer


August 06 - 20, 2022

12:30 PM to 3:30 PM


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Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed


BBAC Campus

1516 South Cranbrook Road BirminghamMI  48009

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