5/6/19 Spring Floral Painting Workshop with Erin Ellis


Join Erin Ellis on May 6th at 6:30pm for a special *all levels* Springtime Floral Painting Workshop.

In this workshop, we will paint from cut flower bouquets using watercolor inks. Through a series of simple techniques for seeing and mark making, we will work toward rendering a complete floral composition on watercolor paper. By making intentional marks with brush and water, then adding color via eyedropper, our goal will be to learn how the media behaves so that we may embrace and utilize its’ wild, unpredictable nature, as flowers themselves are so vibrant and expressive. The series of exercises will culminate into at least one fully realized 11 x 14 painting on textured cotton watercolor paper. 

This could be a lovely shared experience to explore creatively with your own Mother, a mama you love, or any friend or loved one who enjoys flowers.

All skill levels are welcome. Please arrive with a willingness to explore your own creative abilities and expectations in a mindful and gentle way. 


Date: May 6th
Start Time: 6:30pm
Duration: 2-3hours
*Please be mindful of this start time and give yourself plenty of time to get to M+A and to get settled in so that Erin can start promptly at 6:30p

Creativity Investment: $45
(includes all materials needed for a 11 x 14 painting + a 20% discount for in-store, day-of purchases)

Students will create and take home a finished watercolor painting

Erin Ellis is an award-winning lettering artist and illustrator based in New Jersey, and also one of the makers at Moon+Arrow. She fell in love with plants, stained glass, and natural fibers while living in New Zealand, and her flair for color, texture, and organic form translates to her expressive lettering and illustrations. Her work can be seen, among other places, on the cover of issues 2 and 3 of Good Company Magazine, and on Instagram at @leavesandletterforms.

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