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A group of members of the Colored Pencil Society is planning a three day class with John P. Smolko, CPSA, an award winning colored pencil artist and teacher. He teaches a textural style using expressive line and a huge variety of color.

He advocates daring to be different and experimenting with various color combinations. The dates for the class will be either November 2,3,4, or 9, 10, 11 of 2009 and will be held in Redondo Beach at the home of one of our members. We are seeking 10 – 12 participants, but if many more show interest, we could probably accommodate a larger group at a local art supply store in the South Bay Area. The cost for the three days is estimated to be $200 but could fluctuate a bit depending on enrollment. If you have any questions, contact Sue Kuuskmae. You should send a deposit check for $100 to hold your spot. Please include your e mail address, mailing address, phone number, and name.

Clematis, Margaret Best. Watercolor, all rights reserved.

Clematis, Margaret Best. Watercolor, 2008, all rights reserved.

Margaret Best is returning to teach at the Huntington Gardens this Summer. In this 3-day watercolor class, Margaret will be teaching the importance of the color purple to the botanical artist’s palette. Not only will Margaret be showing the many ways in which this invaluable color can add vitality to both highlights and shadow areas, she will also assist the participants in exploring ways to achieve the most intense purples possible using lightfast, transparent paints. This class will consist of important technical exercises both creating the color purple and mixing other colors with purple pigment, as well as an opportunity to apply this knowledge in a simple subject painting. One thing for sure – the subject matter will contain the color purple!

No special materials are required. Bring your favorite hot press paper, drawing materials, your paints, brushes, mixing palette and jars. If you have any further questions or would like to know more about Margaret’s well researched botanical artist’s palette, please feel free to e-mail her.

Limit 14

Fees : $295.00 for BAGSC members; $325.00 for non-members. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit will hold your space in the workshop. Full payment due by June 21 (deposit applies towards cost of class).

Register by contacting Leslie Walker and mailing her your deposit check and check for full payment. All checks should be made payable to BAGSC.

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