Back to the farm :O)

Kitchawan is beckoning. We¬†will be going¬†to the farm on Wednesday mornings this summer from July¬†22nd thru August 26th, meeting¬†from 9:30-12:30.¬†That gives us 6 lovely weeks of drawing at the farm ūüôā ¬† This year I will be offering accordion books.¬† Please let me know if you want one and I will have it made up for you. Accordion books will be $10.00. We will discuss possible ways to create a story through page layouts and how to have a finished book of your summer at the farm. ¬†You are welcome to make your own accordion book or draw in your journals or sketch pads…..as always the goal is to enjoy yourselves. ¬†Choose your own medium….micron pens, watercolor, color pencils, pastels whatever you enjoy.

Cost will be $75.00 for six classes or $15.00 individual classes (pay as you go).

Contact me at lauragould@mac.com if you want an accordion book for you or if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you there ūüôā

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Where have all the Sable Brushes gone….?

As many of my students know I stopped using sable brushes long ago.  I began to question how the sable hair was acquired and never received a satisfactory answer.   I became uncomfortable with the product.  I found the new synthetic watercolor brushes to handle beautifully so I happily stopped purchasing any animal hair brushes of any sort.

Below is a great link about he fur trade and Kolinsky Sable brushes….why they are getting hard to find and why we should consider alternative brushes that give a wonderful effect without effecting wildlife. :O)

Where Have All the Kolinsky Sable Brushes Gone?.

Summer mornings on the farm :)

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Come and join us at Kitchawan Farm this summer!

I will be offering 5 sessions from June-August.¬† We will¬†meet every other Tuesday from 9am to Noon beginning on¬†June 11th and ending on August 6th. ¬†We can sketch the farm as it grows through the season….from the early plantings of June to the full blooms of August. ¬†Kitchawan Farm is a working flower and CSA vegetable farm we will be sketching alongside farmers and gardeners =o)

The end of August we will have an art show of our drawings on the farm.  The show will be opened to your family, friends and to friends of Kitchawan. Drawings will be priced modestly $10-25.00 dollars.  Half of the proceeds will go to support Kitchewan Farm.

If you want to join us at the farm send $125.00 to reserve your space.  This payment will guarantee your place in each class.  There is a limited amount of space, registration will close on June 1st.  People who want to pay on a class by class basis will need to email the day before to  make sure there is room available. Drop in cost will be $30.00 per class. (lauragould@mac.com)

Hope to see you under the shade tree ūüĆ≥