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Coastal Expressions

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August 28, 2024
August 30, 2024
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
In-Person Available Only
Online Available Only

Workshop Overview

Delve into the realm of personal expressions depicting coastal landscapes through the artful combination of pen and ink alongside a restricted watercolor palette. Under Dorota's guidance, learn techniques to simplify the intricate shapes of trees, rocks, clouds, and water. Engage in structured sketching exercises, experiment with textural mark-making, and explore a range of watercolor washes. Discover the captivating interplay of pen and ink layered beneath and over meticulously prepared watercolor washes. Utilizing a tan surface for our watercolors, we'll evoke the nostalgic charm of antique photographs, capturing enduring memories of the coastal scenery. Work from photographs and, weather permitting, venture outdoors for added inspiration.

About the Instructor(s)

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and forager. She holds a Diploma in botanical illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in London. She loves gardening, hiking, field sketching, mushroom hunting and botanical drawing. Her passion is drawing native plants and discovering their edibility, medicinal use and ecological connection. She is drawn into the sculptural and architectural wonder of plants as well as the ephemeral beauty of plants throughout all seasons. She authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest and Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.

Materials List: Students Bring

Personal photos of coastal landscapes

Sketch paper

Pencil H of F

Kneaded Eraser

Pencil Sharpener

Sepia Faber-Castell Pitt Pen Small (2 or 3 just in case)

Other waterproof markers such as Pigma Micron Black 01

Strathmore mixed media tan pad 9" by 12"


Princeton Velvetouch round- 4, 2 and 1

Or any other round or traveling brushes that you already have sizes 1,2, 4




Kyanite - Daniel Smith- if you can't find it I will have extra

Titanium white or white gouache

Optional: If you prefer to use other colors please bring a small artist quality watercolor set (Windsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Sennerlier, Schminke, M.Graham, etc or

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Neocolor Caran d'Ache stick - WHITE for each participant

Extra sketch paper

Extra Strathmore mixed media tan paper

Extra watercolor

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