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Classes

Online Class: Still-Life with Pears in Watercolor Pencils

  • Friday, February 16
  • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM MT
  • Online

Space is limited, registration required. Please email contact@gokm.org or call 505-946-1000 for assistance with event registration.

Using Georgia O’Keeffe’s depictions of pears as inspiration, this intermediate class will focus on practicing observational drawing using watercolor pencils. First, the class will explore O’Keeffe’s innovative use of color and tonality. Then, participants will be shown through an interactive demonstration how to create mass, highlights, value, and shadow using colored pencils. Students are welcome to set up their own still life with pears or they can follow along with the instructor’s example during the demonstration.

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: 

  • Mixed-media drawing pad in Strathmore 400 series or any other brand in any size between 9” x 12” and 11” x 14”. Thicker paper (140 lb or higher) is better. Hot-press watercolor pad works as well.
  • A set of watercolor pencils, a graphite pencil and an eraser. Derwent Inktense is recommended for the richest colors.
  • 3 to 4 Blending stumps (AKA Tortillons, often come with drawing pencil sets) and or Q-tips
  • Masking tape to keep the paper flat especially if the pad is larger.
  • A set of regular color pencils to combine with watercolor pencils

About the Instructor:

Sudeshna Sengupta’s career as a teaching artist spans multiple decades, continents, and cultures that inform her pedagogy for decolonizing studio art. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1985 from Visva-Bharati, an international university founded in India, by the humanist poet Tagore, the first non-European Nobel Laureate (1913). After teaching art and design at the college level in New Delhi, Seattle, and California, she taught at NMSU-Alamogordo, where she established its first intaglio printmaking studio in 1995. Since moving to Santa Fe, she has been teaching credit courses in online studio art at the Santa Fe Community College. She also conducts workshops and short courses and presents lectures and community-based art events for various age groups with civic, cultural, and community organizations in the US and in India, often with a focus on multicultural and inter-cultural experiences that emphasize human, cultural, and environmental connectedness through creativity. To see her art please visit: notes-and-doodles.com 

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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