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  • The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe will be closing early at 4 PM on Tuesday, April 16.

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Online Class: Animal Watercolors

  • Thursday, June 1
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM MT
  • Online

Space is limited, registration required. Please email contact@gokm.org or call 505.946.1000 for assistance with event registration.

Georgia O’Keeffe was highly inspired by the natural world. Her artifacts of exploration often included animal bones and skulls, and her photography demonstrated a high affinity and appreciation for her Chow dogs and other animals. Her depictions of life and decay offer complexity and evoke appreciation toward the cycles of nature.

Join us as we immerse ourselves in the rich and beautiful world of animals!

In this class, explore various watercolor techniques and animal physiology through shape, color, and line. Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s style, through the combination of demonstration and work time, we will explore the flow of the medium and capture the essence of the being. For this workshop-style class, a different animal will be presented during each session and a reference image will be sent to the group before class time. 

This class is suitable for youth ages 12 and up. Children are welcome to participate alongside their adults.

Space is limited, reservations required.

This program will take place via the video conferencing app – ZOOM. Details for accessing the Zoom meeting will be with your receipt upon registering and again sent via email the day prior. Please register in advance in order to access the program. Note that all program times are in Mountain Time.

Online classes are not recorded. Online classes are offered only as a live and interactive experience.

Supplies needed for this class:

  • Watercolor paper. All types are welcome! (Instructor will be using Arches watercolor paper, 140lbs, cold-pressed)
  • Watercolor paint set. All types and palettes are welcome! (Instructor will be using Winsor & Newton) Recommended: Basic prismatic palette.
  • All colors can be mixed using: Cadmium Lemon, or Winsor Yellow (cool), Cadmium Yellow, or Winsor Yellow Deep, or Indian yellow (warm), Alizarin Crimson, or Permanent Carmine (cool), Cadmium Red, Scarlet Red, or Winsor Red (warm), Phthalo turquoise or blue, Winsor Blue (green shade), or Cerulean Blue (cool), French Ultramarine (warm), Chinese White.
  • Additional colors for complexity: Payne’s Grey, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre
  • Fun colors that inspire you (such as Permanent Rose)
  • A few varied watercolor, acrylic, or ink brushes. 
  • A sharpened pencil (HB or harder works well)
  • A white gum eraser
  • A few paper towels
  • A container with clean water

About the Instructor

Gal Senderowitsch is a Santa Fe-based multimedia artist who draws inspiration from nature, dreams, and the human condition. She graduated with her BFA in printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and is currently pursuing her MA in Art Therapy in Santa Fe, NM. Her media of choice are aqueous media, monotypes, woodcut printmaking, charcoal and pastel drawing, and oil painting. She is a recipient of various awards from prestigious art institutions and groups in Philadelphia, including the Print Center, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Color Print Society. Gal has exhibited her work in various locations, such as Abington Art Center, Chestnut Hill Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Plastic Club, Old City Jewish Arts Center, Greenpoint Gallery, and the Canvas in New York City.

This class is being offered on a sliding scale.

$10; minimal fee.

$20; covers the cost of the class.

$30; covers the cost of the class, plus a contribution to support educational programs.

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