In this workshop you will learn about painting fruits and vegetables from your garden or market using basic watercolor techniques. Donna will paint brightly colored peppers and you can follow along with her as she paints. The skills you learn in this short class can be used to paint any of your favorite fruits and vegetables. We will also talk about how to place your vegetables to make interesting compositions.
- 2 sheets of watercolor paper, 9 x 12 in, 140 lb. Hot pressed is best, but any watercolor paper will work.
- A piece of cardboard or other hard surface to attach the paper.
- 2 brushes, watercolor round brushes sizes 2 and 4.
- Pencil and eraser, recommend a 2H and HB pencil and white plastic eraser such as Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
- Watercolor palette, large white dinner plates work or white plastic picnic plates.
- Water jar.
- Paper towels, and a little bit of toilet paper.
- Tape for attaching paper to a backing board.
- Small set of watercolors or if buying individually:
Aureolin, Indian Yellow, Quinacridone Red, Permanent Rose, Winsor Blue red and green shades, these two are Winsor Newton brand but if not available Ultramarine blue and Cobalt blue are good substitutes.
Optional: Small lamp to illuminate subject.
Beginner level. Program recommended for adults or for ages 15 and up. Capacity is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note there are no refunds or exchanges.
Please be advised that audio and video recording during this program is prohibited without written consent from HistoryMiami Museum.
To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (305) 375-1621 at least two weeks in advance of your visit to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).
Live captioning is available for this program with support from the Batchelor Foundation.