(2-Part) WEEKEND WORKSHOP: What's Cool (and Warm) about Red: Color Mixing in Watercolor

2-PART Workshop Series | December 12 Part 1 | December 13 Part 2

Instructor: Deborah Shaw 


Inspired by the exhibition “The Red that Colored the World,” this consecutive two-day workshop will use the flowers and fruits of the season as the basis for learning to mix the full spectrum of reds, from warm to cool. Delve into warm, fiery reds the first day, and cool, velvety reds the next. Explore transparency, undercolor painting and palette mixing. Suitable for beginners to advanced artists.


Deborah Shaw has a degree in fine art from Pomona College, The Claremont Colleges, where she also studied botany and native California flora. Ms. Shaw is an active member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and has taught art and botanical art at numerous venues, including The Getty, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Gardens, Virginia Robinson Gardens and Bowers Museum.

Deborah’s work has been displayed in juried and non-juried exhibitions, and is in private collections. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University and other institutions. She has received numerous awards for art, illustration, design, product design and advertising. Her preferred media include graphite, watercolor, colored pencil, scratchboard, Illustrator and Photoshop.


Location: John M. Lee Court 

Price: Member $24 | General $30 | Students $20 with valid I.D. 

Materials provided with a $15.00 materials fee payable to the instructor the day of class.


TICKETS: Online or onsite; Questions? E-mail programs@bowers.org or call 714.567.3677

Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Image Credit: Detail, St.Michael and the Bull, Sebastian Lopez de Arteaga, Oil on canvas, Denver Art Museum, 1994.27.

Event details

December 12, 2015 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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