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I’m delighted to offer a new workshop, “Draw and Paint Monarch Butterflies,” at beautiful 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on Saturday, January 12. Working from actual specimens, with step-by-step guidance, learn to create a realistic monarch using gouache and colored pencil on handmade buff paper. No experience is necessary and all supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 10. The cost is $65, and illustrated gift certificates are available if you plan to use the workshop as a Christmas gift. Email me to reserve a spot.
Two more things about the workshop: We’ll meet from 10 to 4, so bring a sack lunch to enjoy on the deck during our midday break.
Also, it’s important to me that you know our butterfly specimens were not wild-caught and killed. They were raised from egg to caterpillar to cocoon to adult, allowed to live a natural life and then after they died were carefully collected for our use. Butterfly farming preserves habitat and discourages destructive land use; it can also be helpful in supporting threatened species. Just so you know.
Susan Barnett said:
Maybe you would consider an online class on drawing and painting butterflies. (hint, hint)
I received my DVDs. Thank you!
Susan Barnett from California
On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 5:34 PM, WordPress.com
Claire M said:
Gorgeous! I’ll second the suggestion for an online class. I’m another one from California.
Teri C said:
So gorgeous and realistic.
I third the suggestion!
Carol Pasternak said:
This is such a great idea. I have reposted it to my page: The Monarch Butterfly Crusader.
Monika U. Moore said:
Maybe you could sell a CD with step by step instructions. I also live in California. Our home has tagged over 440 monarchs this year. Sincerely Monika U. Moore thebutterflylady.etsy.com
I think a butterfly on-line class would be wonderful! Perhaps along with a flower or two that they love. Imagine the colors we could use! Thanks for your consideration.
M Todd said:
I would love this as a “mini class” even this one butterfly would be great. I have some gouache and would love to try them as I am not sure if I should use them like watercolor or differently.
Thanks, Marque! Working on a mini class on that very subject! Paper and monarch specimen included! Hope to have details soon.
M Todd said:
Absolutely beautiful and inspiring! As soon as I saw this, I wanted to begin a drawing.
Lauren Fouts said:
My passion for creative expression had to take a backseat for much of the summer. I sought your site out this afternoon and feel reinvigorated! Thanks so much for sharing your considerable gifts!