Drawing and shading Poinsettias: Theresa will show student how to draw a poinsettia, and have student try their hand at it. Student will be shown two different variations of shading and highlighting on a red poinsettia, and how to implement veining and shading on a white poinsettia with different household chemicals added to the shading. Student will then practice white leaves on the eggs. Students are then given a homework assignment to pick different colors of poinsettias and see if they can replicate it with the given dyes. Students may also want to explore how to move the flower motif around in a variety of different egg divisions.
Instructor will provide: Pattern sheet/graph paper, some paintbrushes, and shading tools, paint trays and small containers of the household chemicals.
Student will bring: mechanical pencil for drawing/note taking, cotton swabs/cosmetic swabs and a white prepped/cleaned chicken egg.
Fee per student is $10 CAD.
Minimum number of participants is 4.
Maximum number of participants is 10.
About Theresa Somerset:
A graduate of Castleton State University with a B.A. in Fine Arts, Theresa is a Signature Member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, paints in acrylics, oils, mixed water media and builds assemblages. She has won a number of awards, as well as participated in juried shows. She is perhaps best known for the intricate Ukrainian/Batik Art Eggs that she decorates, and also incorporates into her still-life paintings.Theresa is currently a member of the International Egg Art Guild, The Ohio Egg Artist Guild, and the World Egg Artist Association, among other egg decorating organizations and has written for and has been featured in the “Linda Martin Egg Designs- Art of the Eggshell” publication, as well as “The Hatchery” egg decorating magazine. She has collaborated with the children’s Authors John and Jennifer Churchman on “The Easter Surprise” showcasing her egg art within the story. She has also collaborated with Food Author Carolyn Tillie and her egg art can be found in “A Feast for the Eyes- Edible Art from Apples to Zucchini”.Theresa is currently represented by four juried Vermont Galleries and her work is shown all year round. She is an instructor for the Pysanky USA Retreat in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and an attendee at the Pysanky Toronto Retreat, and has attended Pysanky in the Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She also teaches through her own studio in Essex Jct., Vermont. For more information, you may visit her website: www.precisionartstudio.com