This Class is Full!
Date: February 1 & 2
Time: 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
Colored pencils are fun, forgiving, and versatile. They are easy and approachable for beginners and make an enjoyable change and good study medium for watercolor painters. They are effective for botanical subjects, but also for their friends: butterflies, bugs, and birds.
In this two-day workshop, Crystal Shin will share her techniques and experiences, including building undertones and layers to achieve depth and color saturation; blending and burnishing; incising tool techniques; and approaches to different paper surfaces (e.g. smooth paper vs hot pressed watercolor paper). The class will include instruction, demonstrations, and your own practice, starting with an introduction to basic information about colored pencils, tools, and materials, making the class ideal for all levels. For those who are more experienced, she will provide individual attention and guidance.
Crystal (Soojeong) Shin, born and raised in Korea, grew up in a peaceful small town where she played with plants and nature in the fields and mountains. In 2013, she moved to Seattle and fell in love with the abundant nature of the Pacific Northwest, as well as with botanical art. Since then she has been transforming and growing as an artist. She has studied botanical art with Kathleen Mckeehen at the Gage Academy of Art and at the Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle and has taken many botanical art workshops.
Crystal graduated from the University of Washington’s certificate program in Natural Science Illustration in 2014. She worked as a primary botanical illustrator on the second edition of “Flora of the Pacific Northwest” at the UW Herbarium at Burke Museum from 2015 to 2018, generating 882 new botanical illustrations in pen and ink, gaining knowledge and understanding of botany. She also did freelance illustration for botanists describing new species for their research publications. Crystal has recently been illustrating fossils for a paleontologist at the Burke Museum. As an artist/illustrator, she finds it very fulfilling to serve science with her art, and communicate to the world about the beauty and preciousness of nature through this collaboration. She is drawn to colors, complex forms and details in nature, and works in graphite, pen and ink, colored pencils and watercolor.
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