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Watercolor Batik with Erica Qualey

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Watercolor and wax is an exciting combination, and when you add in a delicately textured rice paper, WOW! The results are fantastic and lovely, with rich, bold colors and soft textures created by the natural qualities of rice paper. Erica will lead you step by step through layering paint and wax, teaching you all the skills you need to know to start creating your watercolor batiks. We’ll begin with how to choose a good reference photo, how to design a strong composition, and finally, where to apply wax and how to make corrections when you make a mistake. 

 All levels of painters, from beginners to advanced, are encouraged to join the fun! Suitable for teens 14+.



 Students are expected to bring their painting supplies and can review the supplies list through this link. The instructor will provide the rice paper used during the workshop for an additional $10 fee.


Artist Biography:

 Erica Qualey brings to her workshops 20 years of knowledge gained from experience as a professional watercolor artist. She is a sought-after teacher known by her students to be gentle and encouraging yet thorough. Erica is an award-winning watercolor artist. She received a BFA in design from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, and is a Signature Member of The New England Watercolor Society. She has exhibited internationally and has been published in Splash 19: The Illusion of Light. She has worked as a teaching artist for many years, including ten years at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME, and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. She was recently awarded a grant from the Maine Arts Association supporting her work as a virtual art educator.  



May 20
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$235 – $325
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Erica Qualey