Lumps & Bumps- Gourds

2 Day Live Zoom Workshop- Lumps & Bumps- Gourds

Painting Tri-Colored Gourds

Gourds are a great fall subject to learn to draw and paint. They have lumps, bumps and variegated color combinations. This 2 day workshop focuses on creating drawings, watercolor and colored pencil renderings with a focus on Light on Form.

Dates: Saturday & Sunday:  November 5 & 6, 2022

Time: 3:00 – 6:00pm pm EDT   & EST Note:Check your time zone so you don’t miss class. November 6 the time changes to EST

Cost: $99- Includes reference photos to work from. If possible purchase a variety of gourds at local markets. It is always best to work from life if you can!


Day 1: Drawing 

  • Focus on drawing the contour and armature drawing of the complex shapes.
  • Using Scientific Light Source create a tonal drawing working out the different colors with grapite.
  • Transfer methods for final final drawingDraw complex shapes and armature drawing to capture form
  • Create color mixing in both watercolor and colored pencil in the tradition of botanical illustration.

Day 2: Adding Color

  • Finalize drawings and decide on color choices. Option too wrk in Watercolor, Colored Pencil and/or Watercolor pencils
  • Demonstrations in multiple mediums

Q & A Time during both days of the workshop + critique.

  • A supply list will be sent prior to the workshop with recommended options for working during the workshop. Click here for supply list
  • A follow up list of supplies and resources  will be sent afterwards for further exploration.
  • The Zoom workshop is recorded and a link will be sent to participants within 48 hours after the workshop is over. The recordings are available for 90 days after the workshop is over.

Cancelation Policy: Due to the popularity and limited participants, refunds are not available. If for some reason you are unable to attend the Live Workshop you will receive all the information provided before, during and after the workshop + the Live Zoom Recording to view 24/7 for 90 days after the workshop.