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WORKSHOP: Seeing Color in the Garden

WORKSHOP: Seeing Color in the Garden



May 18
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sehmel Homestead Park
10123 78th Avenue Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332 United States
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A hands-on workshop using watercolors to create a palette of colors found in flowers, twigs, and items from the natural world.

In this workshop, Lorene will talk about color, its role in a pleasing landscape, and how her daily practice, which she posts on Instagram began. Participants will do a hands-on exercise using watercolors to record colors found in fragments of the natural world, a blossom from the onsite Flower Bar, or a found leaf, or twig.

This is not a botanical illustration class, but an exercise in learning to see natural color with fresh eyes and an opportunity to slow down, focus, and savor the season.

Painting materials provided so all work with the same set of colors. Material included in the cost of the workshop

This workshop is open to all experience levels. Ages 18+.


LORENE EDWARDS FORKNER is an author, maker, and speaker whose work centers on exploring the wonders of the natural world. She lives a garden-based life in the Pacific Northwest, specifically in an old house near the beach in West Seattle. This tiny plot is her living workshop and testing ground where she pursues seasonal pleasures, delicious flavors, and often picks from her garden for her creative experimentation. She is the author of several books, including the recent Color In and Out of the Garden from Abrams. Her stories appear in the GROW column in The Seattle Times where she explores the gardens and gardeners of the Pacific Northwest.