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Course

Intermediate Traditional Watercolor: Virtual

with Kathy Schermer-Gramm, Professional Artist


Dates: Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fee: $210 ($189 Members)

 

This course builds upon the knowledge and skills of Beginning Watercolor. Using live botanical specimens and photo references, students apply basic drawing and watercolor skills to create detailed, realistic watercolor studies of individual plant structures such as stems, twigs, leaves, petals, flowers, pods, and fruit. Classes cover such topics as creating the illusion of depth and volume and portraying shape, color, and textural details accurately. This is a live three hour Zoom format class divided into a group session for lecture, demonstrations and group critique with the instructor followed by one on one individual appointments for consultation and problem solving.
Prerequisites: Beginning Watercolor, Intermediate Drawing

 

Prerequisites: Beginning Watercolor, Intermediate Drawing. 

 

Note: This class involves homework assignments. The amount of time students need to spend on homework varies and usually ranges from five to fifteen hours per week. 

 

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Remaining Seats: 10

Registration open through 4/7/2021 12:00 PM EST | Refund Policy


About the Instructor

Kathy is a professional artist with a long relationship with NCBG, involved in both the Native Plant Studies and Botanical Art & Illustration certificate programs as both student and instructor. Originally from Southern California, she graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Masters in Illustration, where she taught illustration, drawing, and painting as well as at other colleges in the area before relocating to the Winston-Salem area over 20 years ago. Kathy has had the joy of being a nature educator and an elementary school art teacher before returning to her passion for creating highly realistic watercolor paintings with a focus on plants. Her previous editorial illustrations won awards in the Society of Illustrators Exhibitions. More recently, her paintings have been included in the American Society of Botanical Artists International Exhibition, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Exhibition and the prestigious Birds in Art 2018 Exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. Besides teaching at NCBG, she holds workshops and classes at the Sawtooth School for the Visual Arts in Winston-Salem and Florence Art School in West Jefferson. To learn more about her and view her current work follow her on Facebook - facebook.com/botanical.art.instructor, Instagram at @schermergramm.botanical.art or visit her website at www.kathyschermergramm-artist.com

 

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Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration Credits

Intermediate Watercolor (Expressive or Traditional): Credits - 1

 

This course fulfills a core requirement in our Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration program.


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