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Watercolor Floral Motifs

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This class runs Thursday, June 27, and Friday, June 28, 10 am–5 pm both days.

Create bold watercolor floral motifs, drawing inspiration from the garden, ASI’s summer exhibition Karin Larsson: Let the Hand Be Seen, and the Art Nouveau movement. Immortalized by her husband Carl Larsson’s well-known paintings, Karin Bergöö Larsson (1859-1928) was a designer and artist in her own right who brought joyful colors and forms from the garden and Art Nouveau movement into textiles and their home. From direct observation and expressive exercises, students will work with capturing and combining the architecture and patterns of individual flower components. Using simplified lines, shapes, colors, and patterns, students will design their original floral motif, which would be suitable for framing, gifting, or using as a needlework pattern. Students will follow along with several step-by-step demos and receive plenty of opportunities for individualized feedback. No prior drawing or painting experience is needed. All levels of ability are welcome.

This class requires students to provide their own materials and some optional pre-class exercises will be shared about a week ahead. Please click here to download the materials list.