Flowers in Watercolor
Beginning & Intermediate
March 24 - 26, 2023
3 Sessions (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
10:30 am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Suzy Deslauriers
Class Fee: $225.00 non-members + $25.00 Supply Fee
$202.50 BRMAA members + 25.00 Supply Fee
This class level is for beginning and intermediate students. It is a great class to learn basic watercolor painting and improve your skills if you have some experience. Students will paint a variety of beautiful flowers using watercolor by observing cut flowers and photos. Some of the techniques the students will learn are layering transparent color, infusing color, blending, using color temperature, and creating textures on watercolor paper.
The Instructor will demonstrate how to create a variety of textures. Students will learn light and dark painting, and the different shapes of flowers. It is recommended to bring a photo or two of flowers or a garden. This class fills up quickly and is limited seating, so be sure to sign up soon. There will be a break during the day for lunch. Students are welcome to bring a sack lunch. A supply list is provided upon registration.
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Suzanne "Suzy" DesLauriers was born in North Carolina, but spent most of her early years in Brazil. She remembers the bright greens and reds of the lush tropical plants against a lemon yellow sun and a bright, clear cobalt sky. This same color sensibility permeated her soul and has accompanied her through her years as an artist and an educator. She remembers her first trip back up into the Blue Ridge mountains and how the light on that late September day played sideways through the trees over the ridge casting one beautiful shadow after another against yellow green fields and a clear blue sky. Her passion for Winslow Homer and N.C. Wyeth and their clear crisp use of color found a home here in the mountains of North Carolina.
Suzanne received a BA in fine arts from Florida Southern College and an MA in art education from the University of South Carolina. She loves helping her students "unlock the artist within' and because of this passion she received the 1996 Western N.C. Creative Teacher of the Year award, was the 1999-2000 North Carolina Secondary Art Teacher of the Year, and was listed in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America for 2004-2009, and Who's Who in the World 2009 -. She has exhibited in galleries in Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina .She enjoys teaching at John C Campbell Folk School, NC, in Port Clyde, Maine and at Edisto Island, SC.