Flora and Fauna at Ox-Bow: Nature Illustrations in Watercolor


  • Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency 3435 Rupprecht Way MI, 49453 United States

Peggy MacNamara

PAINTING 613 001
1 credit hour

This all level course concentrates on drawing and painting techniques. Specimens, birds, mammals, and insects from the Chicago Field Museum are provided so that students can draw from life and learn the layering watercolor technique. Field studies are encouraged so students can juxtapose animal life with suitable habitat. Modeling, measuring, building greys and browns, color theory is taught and demonstrated.  Watercolor is a versatile medium and explorations of its many possibilities are encouraged.