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Tips and Tricks: Techniques Intense (Graphite and Colored Pencil) with Ann Swan

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
York Street
Additional Dates: 

Oct 14 2014 9:00AM

Registration begins June 10, 2014 at 9am. Classes appear sold out until then.

Colored pencil techniques are constantly evolving as new materials come onto the market and old materials are rediscovered for new techniques. Spend two days with Ann Swan trying out her latest techniques for fine details, foundation, complex layering and creating vibrant colors. Fee: $230 member, $285 non-member. Prerequisites: Botanical illustration in Pencil I, Light on Form, Color Layering for Colored Pencil, Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil I or certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from Denver Botanic Gardens or certificate in botanical art and illustration, scientific illustration, nature illustration or equivalent from another institution.

No refunds for registration cancellations after September 8, 2014 unless your seat can be filled.

• Mon - Tue, Oct. 13-14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (12 hours)

Instructor: Ann Swan, U.K

Note: Because the space is limited you can only register for one Ann Swan workshop.

Ann Swan works primarily in graphite and colored pencil, and is well known for her exquisitely fine detail, vibrant colors and strong contemporary style. She champions the underdog in the plant world, drawing our attention to Brussels sprouts or beetroots, feeling they are just as beautiful as the iris or tulip. She is passionate about colored pencils, believing they are easy to master, forgiving and accessible so that even a complete beginner can quickly produce work of quality.

Ann began exhibiting in 1990 and now shows her work worldwide. Exhibitions include the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh. She has won four gold medals from the Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) and several awards form UKCPS (Coloured Pencil Society of the United Kingdom) and SBA (Society of Botanical Artists). She is a member of the RHS Picture Advisory Committee. Her work is represented in the prestigious Shirley Sherwood Collection and features in many private collections around the world. Ann's book “Botanical Painting with Colored Pencils” is already in its second print run and has been very well received worldwide. Ann loves teaching and now runs regular workshops for the RHS at Wisley Gardens. She also teaches at her studio in Wiltshire and in Andalucia, Spain, Umbria, Italy and Duras, France. Several of her students have won awards, are members of the SBA, have RHS medals or are teaching either in U.K. or other countries.