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Margaret Best: Seeing Red… To your Advantage
June 11-13, 2010

“Seeing Red …. To your Advantage” will help you develop a deeper of understanding of the red paints available on the market and how to bring them under control to work for you. You will also learn how to match some of the trickier red hues found in nature and how achieve the best possible lasting brilliance.

Join us June 11-13, 2010 from 9:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. at the
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden,
1500 N. College Avenue, Claremont CA 91711

Fees for this exciting 3-day workshop:
BAGSC or RSABG Members:  $275.
Non-members: $300.

Make checks payable to BAGSC and send to Leslie Walker. Please mark all checks as “Best Class” in the memo line.

Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California
Meeting Saturday, June 5, 2010

At Morgan Kari’s New Studio

All BAGSC members should have received the email blast with the agenda and directions. If you haven’t received the email blast, please contact Deborah Shaw.

Coffee at 9:30

Meeting starts at 10:00 sharp

We’ll cover our usual agenda at the meeting, with reports by board members, new and old business and updates on upcoming classes, etc.

Morgan teaches many kids of art using various mediums and will take us through her design process. She’ll give us her tips for working in various mediums and have a mat-cutting demonstration. At 1:00 we will break for lunch at the Marmalade Café in the Calabasas Commons Shopping Center to eat and view the botanical prints on the walls. We’ll then return to Morgan’s beautiful garden after lunch to sketch.

Be sure to bring your current work to show other members.

See you there!

The Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills, CA is one of the best-kept secret gardens in the Los Angeles area. Margaret Best will be teaching botanical art at the Virginia Robinson Gardens; her next class will be:

JUNE 8, 9 and 10
Topic: Watercolor brush techniques for Botanical Art

Basic plant elements such as petals and simple fruits will be selected for understanding the application of washes, glazes, color blending, color layering for increasing intensity. How to build form and shadow while avoiding making muddy colors and overworking the paper surface will be covered, as well as wet brush, dry brush and lifting techniques. The class will also focus on brushes and papers best suited to the various techniques required in creating Botanical Art.

For further information about this class or the schedule of classes, email the Virginia Robinson Gardens or download this file: VRG_BotArt_2010R.

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