Do you want to hone your realistic watercolor and drawing skills? Cacti and succulents are a great subject to learn the basics of the botanical illustration technique in watercolor. Learn the ways watercolor can render the detail, texture, and color of these wonderful plants. Gain experience using found or personal photographs to expedite the drawing process. Specimens, value studies, and color mixing will be our tools to build your composition. This course will utilizes some technology (smartphones, photo editing, and printing.) And assistance for these tools will be available. Optional research field trip to the Volunteer Park Conservatory.

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