10/23 Saturday at 10:30am Painting Workshop: Watercolor Still Life with Lauren Levato Coyne
Watercolor Workshop: Skull, with Flowers: How to Paint a Still-life in Watercolor with Lauren Levato Coyne
Saturday October 23rd
from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Entry Level Class - No experience necessary, however you must be 14 or older
In this class we will work from an arrangement of flowers and ethically-sourced taxidermy to create a still-life watercolor painting. We will quickly cover the basics of setting up a still-life and how to craft an under-drawing in preparation for a painting. A majority of this workshop will be spent drawing and painting from life. Participants will learn watercolor and ink basics, along with colored pencil tips and tricks, to create a dynamic painting. Participants can photograph the still-life to continue working on their painting at home, if desired. This workshop is for anyone with an emphasis on beginning to intermediate drawing and watercolor, but even the experienced watercolorist will learn some new tricks!
Participants will create their own still-life watercolor painting PLUS learn new skills to improve their own drawings and paintings, including how to plan a drawing or painting, how fix mistakes without an eraser, and inventive ways to use ink, watercolor, and colored pencils.
Workshop includes all materials and tools needed for project unless specifically stated as well as refreshments!!
COVID-19 POLICY - We are asking all workshop participants to be fully vaccinated or provide a negative test result from within three days prior to the class and to accept all requests of both POST and the instructor concerning mask wearing.
Please click here for more details on our Workshop Policy page.
About the Instructor:
Lauren Levato Coyne is an American artist and writer based in Detroit. Her transdisciplinary work includes painting, sculpture, photography, essay and non-fiction writing. Levato Coyne works with themes of inter-species entanglement, growth, decay, and mutation. Her work has been exhibited at The International Museum of Surgical Science, The Cranbrook Art Museum, The Chicago Cultural Center, Hashimoto Contemporary, Abend Gallery, Packer Schopf Gallery, La Luz de Jesus, and many other locations nationally. Lauren’s drawings and mixed media works have appeared on more than a dozen book and journal covers. She earned her MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art and her degrees in writing and women’s studies from Purdue University and in political journalism from Georgetown University. She has taught and lectured at The Field Museum of Natural History, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Georgia State University, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Morbid Anatomy Museum, among others.