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The Anatomy of Shadows: Form and Cast in Watercolor - Zoom Short Course

with Kate Lagaly, Professional Artist

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Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Fee: $53 ($48 Members)


Have you spent time on a sunny day studying shadows and the patterns they create? Have you looked at the soft subtle shadows as a subject turns from the light? Shadows are an important and useful tool for artists to create form as they accurately render their subjects. Shadows can be used creatively to enhance compositions. Join Kate to study and paint shadows in watercolor. The subject and drawing will be provided, students have the option of using their own subject matter. The course will consist of presentations, demonstrations, handouts, and student work time.


Note: Supplies are not included. A supply list is listed below. Artist recommendations for these products are included in the confirmation email.


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Remaining Seats: 7

Registration open through 4/23/2021 12:00 PM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Kate Lagaly has earned Signature Artist status from the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA and CPX), the Kentucky Watercolor Society (KWS), the Southern Watercolor Society (SW), the South Carolina Watermedia Society (SCWS), the Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC), and the Tennessee Watercolor Society (TnWS). Her work has been juried into The American Watercolor Society’s International Exhibition and has been a finalist in the Paint America Top 100 National Exhibition. Two pieces have been finalists in The Artist Magazine’s Annual International Competition. She works mainly in acrylic, colored pencil, gouache, pen and ink, plasticine clay, scratchboard, and watercolor. She also enjoys the creative process and sculpture in her role as the Artistic Director for Concrete Architectural Products Precast (CAPP). She has an Art Degree from Xavier University.


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This program will be offered online via Zoom or other virtual learning program.
More details will be provided a few days before the event.

Supply List

Watercolor Paint - Use the paint that you already have. If you do not have watercolor paint I recommend Daniel Smith Fine Essential Set. I use a 6 color palette when I paint in watercolor, this set is a good palette.

Watercolor Palette - Use the palette you already have. If you do not have a watercolor palette there are inexpensive folding travel palettes available (Walmart has one). You can also use dinner plates or sturdy paper plates.

Watercolor Paper - One 11 x 14 (or a quarter sheet which is 11 x 15) of watercolor paper you are familiar with using. Also have 1-2 sheets of student grade watercolor paper, any size.

Watercolor brushes - Use the watercolor brushes that you already have.

Graphite Paper - A sheet of graphite paper for transferring the drawing.

Misc. - I also use a hand towel, paper towels, a water container.