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Supply list for all vellum classes

  

Paint colors that I use

Supply list for all vellum classes

  

Paint colors that I use

Painting Holidays

Supply list for all vellum classes

Paint list for all vellum classes

  

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Painting Beautiful Fruits on Vellum in France

Clos Mirabel

September 28 - October 4, 2024

(Wednesday is a free day to explore the area on your own)

Limit:  12 students

Cost:  €450 (class only - I will invoice you through PayPal)

 

To register for the class, please email me at denisewalserkolar@gmail.com. To book your hotel arrangements please email atelierclosmirabel@gmail.com.

 

Click for more information on Clos Mirabel.

Learn my approach to painting on vellum during this five-day workshop at the beautiful Clos Mirabel in the south of France. We will begin by doing some exercises on small bits of vellum to learn technique and to get a feel for painting on this surface. Then, we will explore the grounds of Clos Mirabel to choose painting subjects. Apples, pears, plums, figs, kiwis, and berries will be at their peak this time of the year. You might also choose to do a Hoefnagel-Inspired painting of the treasures you find in the gardens.

 

​This class is designed for students new to vellum (learn how to successfully paint on vellum) as well as for more experienced vellum painters (learn new tricks and techniques and bring your work to the next level). The workshop combines demonstrations, discussion of materials and techniques, hands-on time for developing skills, and lots of individual attention and feedback. Handouts with step-by-step instructions will be provided.

 

Experienced vellum painters can use this as a studio class to work on anything they like.

4 places remaining

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Painting on Vellum in Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania School of Botanic Art & Illustration

Copșa Mare, Romania

May 18-24, 2025

Limit:  6 students

  

Join me for five days of painting on vellum at the Transylvania School of Botanic Art & Illustration (https://www.podart.space/). This will be my second time teaching in Transylvania and I am so excited to return. The studio is beautiful with lots of natural light, there is no end to the subjects we can find in the surrounding hills (and even close by in the gardens), the food is wonderful, and botanical artists are always so lovely to spend the week with.

  

We will start our week by heading out to find our subjects, then we will spend the rest of the week in the studio painting.

This class is designed for students new to vellum (learn how to successfully paint on vellum) as well as for more experienced vellum painters (learn new tricks and techniques). The class will cover composition, lighting (highlights, shadows, lost edges, and reflected light), materials, and techniques for painting on vellum. There will be demonstrations, hands-on time for developing skills, and lots of individual attention and feedback. Students can choose a single botanical subject to draw and paint or take inspiration from Joris Hoefnagel’s Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta, and paint a collection of tiny natural treasures—flowers, nuts, insects, etc.

 

For more information and to register, please write to James de Candole at james.decandole@outlook.com

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Painting on Vellum in Vienna, Austria

May 2025

 More information coming soon...

Online Classes and Lectures

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These are instruction-only online classes. You will not be working along, which allows you the opportunity to see everything and not miss a word. Classes are a combination of slide presentations,

pre-recorded videos, live demonstrations, and plenty of time for questions. Most classes are designed for artists at all levels. If they are not, or if there are special requirements, that will be noted in the class description.

Zoom classes will be recorded and will be available to students for 10 days after each session.

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Painting Leaves and Branches on Vellum

(online class)

Wednesdays, February 28, March 6, March 13, 2024

Noon – 2:00pm Central time

Class is two hours, but I will reserve an extra half hour at the end (2:00-2:30)

for questions and review if needed.

Limit:  15 students

Cost:  $275 (you will be billed through PayPal)

Leaves have always been hard for me, and I have spent a lot of time trying to improve my leaves. In this class I will share what I have learned - everything from beginning your drawing to mixing greens. Students will also learn to observe, draw, and paint the details on branches as well as learn how to mix effective and varied browns. This is a demonstration-only Zoom class - you will not be creating work during class, but you will have the opportunity to email scans of your work for feedback between classes. This class is for artists at all levels.

To register, please email me at denisewalserkolar@gmail.com

*Full payment holds your place in class.

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Class has filled. Please email me if you want to be added to the waiting list.

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Highlights, Shadows, and Lost Edges

(online class)

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Noon – 1:30pm Central time

Class is one and a half hours, but I will reserve an extra half hour at the end (1:30-2:00)

for questions and review if needed.

Limit:  20 students

Cost:  $48 (you will be billed through PayPal)

      

Learn how to bring your work to the next level and add more interest and drama to

your paintings by creating effective highlights, shadows, and lost edges. In this demonstration-only (you will not be creating work during class) Zoom class, we will

look at many examples of effective highlights, talk about the difference in highlights depending on the texture of your subject, and learn how to achieve a more 3D look by effectively using shadows and lost edges. This class is 1.5 hours with a half hour at the end for questions/review.

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One-on-One Lessons (online class)

Cost:  $65/hour (you will be billed through PayPal)

Is there a technique or medium you would like to learn more about or a certain subject you would like to master? Maybe you are looking for an honest, thoughtful, and supportive critique of your work. I offer personalized one-on-one sessions that are perfect for people looking for more information and guidance. Please email me at denisewalserkolar@gmail.com if you are interested and we can set up a time that works for both of us.

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