The Net Loft Shorebird Workshops: Maryjo Koch
May 6, 7 Wednesday, Thursday 10-4:30 pm The Net Loft
PAINTING A SHOREBIRD’S NEST IN GOUACHE
Learn how to paint the nest of a shorebird such as a Tern. The nest of a Sea Tern is a shallow scrape in sand usually lined with grasses, seaweed, or shells. I will be recreating a Tern’s nest with sand, seaweed, and shells for each student to paint. Then we will add the creamy-buff, yellowish-buff, or greenish slightly glossy eggs marked with spots, specks, and blotches, which we will be painting in gouache. $170
May 8 Friday 10-4:30 pm The Net Loft
SHORESIDE COLLAGE IN WATERCOLOR AND GOUACHE
Have you ever come across a beautiful shell lying on the shore and wish you could paint it? Now you can learn all the techniques you will need to know in order to create a painting in my studio using shells, sand, beach glass, stones, seaweed, feathers, etc. This is a very fun class to learn lots of different techniques, and a good class for beginners or young artists. $85
May 9 Saturday 9-11:45 am The Net Loft
PAINTED FEATHER IN WATERCOLOR AND GOUACHE
Learn how to paint the feathers of birds such as owls, woodpeckers, wild turkey, water birds, and more. You will learn how to layer on colors to make feathers look soft; how to fringe the edges; and how to recreate the barred texture of the feather's surface. You will also learn how to paint feathers that have iridescence such as the pea fowl, peacock, wild turkey, and pheasant. $45 includes materials.
May 9 Saturday 1-2:30 pm Forest Service Building, Old Courthouse Room
MARYJO KOCH : Illustrator, Author & Naturalist
Maryjo will be speaking at an afternoon public presentation at the courthouse., where she will share stories of her art and life as “The Painter Naturalist”. She will be conducting a painting demonstration a this time. All welcome.
May 9 Saturday 3-5 pm The Net Loft
Book Signing with Maryjo & Shorebird Crafting Session
During this time, Maryjo will be available to talk with and sign copies of her books. Upstairs, come join us for a pleasant afternoon as you participate in our annual shorebird inspired project compliments of The Net Loft. Preregistration at the shop for crafting session encouraged, but not mandatory.
May 10 Sunday 1-6:30 pm The Net Loft
VINTAGE COLLAGE POSTCARDS
Learn how to collage on antique postcards. Create works of art with stamps, ephemera,scrap art, tissue paper all on small postcards. We will provide the postcards, stamps, some scrap art and ephemera. Learn Maryjo's special techniques. Bring what you would like to add to your creative piece. $80 includes all materials