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Illustrating Autumn Leaves; Watercolor with Claire Loon Baldwin, October 21. Noon-4:30

  • 21 Oct 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • ArtWaves Fine Arts Studio
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Illustrating autumn leaves with watercolor with Claire Loon Baldwin, October 21. 12-4:30pm.

This is Session 1 of 2 in the Weekend Workshop: Illustrating the Forest.

Autumn leaves are where nature meets magic! Learn principles of scientific illustration and techniques with dip pens, ink, and watercolor. Claire Loon Baldwin, an illustrator whose clients include Grand Canyon National Park, Down East Magazine, and the Maine Audubon Society, will share her methods for illustrating autumn leaves with both precision and whimsy.

This class begins with a nature walk to gather specimens to paint, and get inspired by the splendor of Mount Desert Isle's peak foliage. Then, we head to the studio. Students will learn techniques for drawing with dip pens, creating watercolor blooms and bleeds, and mixing unique and complex colors. Everyone will leave with a watercolor and ink study of autumn leaves on archival paper. (And will they keep materials? I'm not sure what you have in mind)

All experience levels and ages are welcome! Children under 11 must have a guardian accompany them - please also note that the class will require driving, and participants should plan ahead for transportation. 

Artist Bio

Claire Loon Baldwin is an illustrator, designer, and storyteller inspired by the surreal, intricate beauty of nature. For years she worked in national parks as everything from a prep cook to park ranger. Now she strives to inspire environmental action through art. She lives in Brunswick, Maine.

In the studio, 

Click here to go to Claire's Website

Claire's illustrations have been featured in DownEast magazine, Maine Ocean Farms, and her work (pictured below) was chosen to represent the Plant of the Year Illustration for Maine Audubon 2023. 

 ArtWaves Refund Policy is as follows: 

  • If you cancel your registration prior to seven days before the class, we will apply the full class tuition as a credit to be used at ArtWaves.

  • If you cancel within a week, we can provide 50% credit.  This ensures the class will not be canceled due to low enrollment, and the Artist Instructor will still be paid.  

  • If a class is rescheduled, (due to weather, illness, etc.) and you cannot participate at the new date/time, you will have the option to 1) apply the credit to another ArtWaves class or 2) to receive a refund.

If you are feeling ill or experiencing symptoms, please call or text 207-266-0010 before coming to class. 

Your tax-deductible donations help support ArtWaves, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to make art accessible to the Mount Desert Island and surrounding communities.
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