New Session Begins in November

The next six week session begins in the first week of November. ¬†For details see the “Classes” section at the top of the web page. ¬†The Saturday session will be 5 weeks and priced accordingly.

For those of you who haven’t seen Ben and Devy for a while…here they are having a nap in a rare moment of quiet :O)

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sleepy heads

September? How did that happen :O)

Classes begin the last week of September (see class schedule for details).  Please let me know which day you plan to attend.  Class will close after 8 participants have signed up.  Please contact me by email to let me know which class you will be signing up for :O)

Contact me via email lauragould@mac.com

Looking forward to seeing you all at Pound Ridge…enjoy the warm weeks of September!

A giant!

A giant!

New Fall Schedule

The Fall Schedule is now ready in the “Classes” section above :O) ¬†We will return to Pound Ridge Nature Reserve from the end of September until Christmas week. ¬†Weekday classes will be from 1-4pm and the Saturday classes will be from 10am-1pm.

Summer isn’t over yet and we are looking forward to two more visits to the farm. ¬†The last farm visits will be on¬†August 6th and August 27th.

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New Facebook page – Sharing Botanicals :o)

I have started a new Facebook group page for my classes. ¬†Many of you have asked for a place to share you work and be able to ask questions when you feel stuck between sessions. ¬†So I’m going to try the Facebook forum and see how it goes. ¬†It is for student’s in my classes only….it is a place to share with me and with fellow classmates between classes. ¬†So for those of you who are on Facebook search for the group page “Sharing Botanicals”and join us. ¬†I will visit the site frequently and try to help out with helpful hints and tips. ¬†You can also enjoy each other’s work and questions. ¬†Have fun and be inspired.

I will also be share things I am working on during the summer break and beyond :0)  I will still continue to post all updates on my website as well.

Those of you who are already on Facebook I took the liberty of inviting you into the group….you can delete your invitation if you don’t want to be part of the group…no worries :0)

I hope the rains have finally ended……phew…..what week!

I am working on a giant strawberry inspired by a website I think you will all enjoy!¬†http://workshop.watercolourswithwow.com¬†it is by a talented botanical artists Anna Mason. ¬†She has many wonderful videos on technique…enjoy ūüôā

Here’s my first attempt at a video….a little shaky and blurry but fun!¬†

New session…..

The final session before our Summer break begins this coming week, ¬†April 23rd- May 31st. ¬†For details go to the Classes section at the top this page. ¬†This summer we will meet at Kitchawan Farm for nature journaling. There will also be a three day Water Color Workshop using a limited pallet….I will announce the dates of this Workshop in the next few weeks.

Enjoy the lovely days of Spring after such a long long winter!

Star Magnolia

Star Magnolia

Classes will begin next week…..

Because of the devastation of our parks, the power outages, gas shortages and a Nor’easter moving in this Wednesday (ugh!) we will begin classes next week….hopefully life will return to normal for most of us by then…

We will begin a 5 weeks session for $225.00 on Nov. 14th. We will take Thanksgiving week off for travel and cooking! ¬†The last classes of the session will be the week before Christmas week followed by our winter break. Classes will start up again the end of January. For details please go to the “classes” section at the top of this page.

I am going to offer a watercolor class in January. It will a basic class in color, washes and mastering details with dry brush. There is no prerequisite. This will be a three day workshop. Supplies and dates and times will be posted in the next few weeks.

We will have a reception this year to celebrate your work over the last two years…a chance for you all to see each others work, and enjoy holiday treats :O) ¬†¬†The reception will be December 9th from noon until 3pm. ¬†Family and friends are welcome! ¬†Bring in you framed pieces the week following Thanksgiving so I can hang the show =) Please bring one or two pieces framed in a simple light wood frames with white mats and wire hangers.

Please donate, if you can, to the Red Cross to help those that are still suffering and have lost so much.

Stay safe…stay warm…..

and VOTE!!!!!! =)

 

Indian corn in progress…