Plant Portraits Workshops: Potted and Plein Air

Wave Hill

Apr. 20, 2023, 10:00 am

4900 Independence Avenue
PHONE (718) 549-3200

Show your affection for potted plants in the Conservatory and spring bloomers out in the gardens while painting their portraits in mixed media. Observe each plant’s personality and charm up close, then capture their distinct features using a variety of watercolor techniques with the addition of ink, gouache, and pastel for special effects. With artist Wennie Huang as your guide, learn from weekly on-site demonstrations focused on color-mixing, working wet-on-wet, layering, and applying dynamic brushwork to capture the details and character of some of our most enchanting spring bloomers, both indoors and out. Sessions are held in Wave Hill House or on the grounds depending on the weather.

Registration required, online or at 718.549.3200 x251.

Questions? Please email us at [email protected] or call the telephone number and extension above.

Plein air workshops make use of a variety of garden areas that are accessible via flat, paved paths, as well as a variety of mixed-material pathways and varying elevations, depending on the day and subject of study each week. Indoor workshops are held on the first or second floor of Wave Hill House. The House is located along a paved route with moderate changes in grade. There is an accessible, ground-level entrance at the front of the building with a power-assist door. The ground floor and lower level of Wave Hill House are wheelchair-accessible. The second floor workshop space (Toscanini Room) is accessible via stairs or elevator. The doorway into the Toscanini Room is only 34 inches wide; some wheelchairs will find it difficult to enter that space. The restroom on the ground level is all-gender and ADA-compliant. Additional ADA-compliant restrooms are available on the lower level and are accessible via stairs or an elevator. The instructor uses a portable speaker in all locations.

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