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Paint the Gardens: Plein Air Watercolor Painting

July 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday-Wednesday, July 11-13

Come out and enjoy painting in the best studio ever—the great outdoors! The Gardens offers a plethora of inspiration, and painting with watercolor is such fun once you have a basic understanding of how to work with it—it’s both spontaneous and predictable, all at the same time! Feel more confident after this class, filled with detailed instruction about technique and creating a good composition. Erica’s humor and gentle nature will make you feel at ease and enjoy the process. Class time will be spent on classroom instruction and demonstration and time to work independently, putting new skills to work in the Gardens with plenty of instructor feedback.

Class is open to all levels and will focus on a variety of techniques and concepts to help participants grow as painters and gain confidence with watercolor. Basic knowledge of painting with watercolor prior to class is beneficial.

Please note this class requires participants to show proof of having received all eligible Covid-19 vaccinations, as recommended for their age by the CDC, in order to participate. Because of the dynamic nature of this situation, we ask that you agree to abide by potential future changes in CMBG’s Covid-19 policy designed to address evolving public health recommendations.

Erica Qualey lives in MidCoast Maine and works as a watercolor artist and illustrator. She received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and has exhibited throughout New England. She is a member of the New England Watercolor Society and is represented in private collections throughout the United States and Canada. Recently, one of her paintings has been selected to be published in Splash 19, a yearly publication of watercolor paintings from around the world. She has led workshops for adults at Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, and other art associations. She has participated in visiting artist programs in public schools and has coordinated and ran extracurricular art programs for K-12 kids as well as adults. See examples of her work www.ericaqualeyart.com.



July 11, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$285 – $310
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Erica Qualey