Saturday, January 14th,  9am-4pm

We are very excited to be hosting a workshop lead by Denise Walser-Kolar, one of America’s finest botanical artists!

Spend a day learning how to draw and paint leaves with Denise Walser-Kolar. We will start with some exercises observing and drawing leaves and spend the rest of the day painting a single leaf. We will also cover mixing greens and dark shadow colors. Denise will demonstrate painting a leaf on vellum and one on paper to show the difference. This class combines demonstrations, discussion of materials and techniques, hands-on time for developing skills, and lots of individual attention and feedback.

Article by Denise about working on vellum
Be sure to take a look at her beautiful work on her website

About our Instructor:

Denise Walser-Kolar earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Commercial Illustration from the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is currently a botanical artist, Annual Meeting & Program Coordinator for the ASBA, and teaches Botanical Art workshops across the country.
Denise’s work has been exhibited at Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibitions presented by The American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of New York. In 2011, she was awarded a Silver-Gilt Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in London for her series of paintings of The Hybrid Hazelnuts of Badgersett Research Farm. In 2015, she was awarded the ASBA Diane Bouchier Artist Award for Excellence in Botanical Art. Her work is held in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University and she is represented by Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper.Denise lives and paints in Rochester, Minnesota.