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#13 - Demo 1: Theresa Somerset - "Penguin Ornaments" and Shading - Thursday June 11, 7:30pm-8:30pm


#13 - Demo 1: Theresa Somerset - "Penguin Ornaments" and Shading - Thursday June 11, 7:30pm-8:30pm


 “Penguin Ornaments” and Shading

Theresa Somerset

Penguin ornament: Theresa will show how to draw a penguin body starting with simple shapes, and adding what makes each species distinct, with a little bit of personality.

Once our group understands the design motif, Theresa will show how to move that motif around through various egg divisions, creating a cohesive series. Then she’ll show how to shade and highlight snowy or icy landscape and do light shading on penguin body. Students will practice shading and highlighting snow on their own dyed egg.

 Homework for students will be to ”waddle” to their tables after demonstration and work up a sketch for an egg using a division that they are randomly given by instructor! (Grab bag style!) (Ha!)

  1. Instructor will provide: Pattern sheet and graph paper for drawing different penguins, and some brushes and shading tools, and painting trays.
  2. Student is asked to bring mechanical pencil for drawing and note taking, some cotton swabs/ makeup applicators and a dyed chicken egg (the lightest blue or aqua you can find!).
  3. cost: is $10 CAD per person.
  4. Minimum number of participants is 4. Maximum for demo 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: