Introduction to Fine Shading – Pansies and Pussy Willows – Ruth Downing

Date/Time
Date(s) - 21/02/2022 - 25/02/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


In this virtual course the student will be introduced to the world of fine shading through the use of 6-value swatches.  Ruth has designed a round Pansy chair mat, one of the easiest of flowers to shade.  Her approach will be to acquaint the class with valuable shading techniques in a step by step process through power point and the use of visual aids, such as rugs, photos, and diagrams. The student will learn equal gradation of values, blending techniques, fingering, mock shading, as well as tricks for creating realistic florals.  Students must be proficient with #3 cut in order to take this course.

The paper pattern will be emailed to students for enlargement.  The cost is $15.  Well in advance of the course, Ruth will provide detailed instructions on how to dye your own swatches including formulas, reference material and helpful information. Invite a friend and learn this useful dye method together. If you are feeling timid you are more than welcome to purchase your swatches from a vendor.

Join Ruth for a fun and informative course learning basic fine shading techniques.  You will see colour and value in a new light!

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

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