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Artist Lisa Coddington Returns To PEEC To Teach Drawing Animals Workshop

on October 19, 2014 - 10:49am

A drawing by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

PEEC is very fortunate to welcome back talented artist Lisa Coddington, who will teach a workshop about using simple drawing materials to portray furry, feathery and slimy animals.

The class is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at PEEC and includes a 30-minute break for lunch. The workshop is suggested for beginner and intermediate levels.

Take up your pencils and paper, and join Coddington to explore pencil techniques that portray animals in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to select your subject and how to start an animal portrait. Various drawing demonstrations offer possibilities for sketching animals in the PEEC collection.

A minimum of five students is required for the class to go, so those interested in the workshop must register on the PEEC website by Oct. 23, otherwise the class will be cancelled if there is not enough interest. Space is limited to only nine students.

Artist/Instructor Lisa Coddington earned her Master of Art at Syracuse in Illustration. She has illustrated a children's book and has received commissions by regional and national firms for her artwork and art instruction. Her whimsical characters have been licensed for ornaments and are also featured on greeting cards. Coddington's designs also are applied to home textiles for major retailers.

She has exhibited at SURTEX Licensing show in New York City for seven years, and she is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Coddington has been teaching for over ten years, and she currently teaches at Santa Fe Community College. She also teaches specialized art retreats around New Mexico and the U.S. To learn more about Coddington and her work, visit www.lisacoddington.com.

The cost of the workshop is $50, or $40 for PEEC members. There also is a list of required class materials; Village Arts typically carries all the necessary supplies. For more information, a supply list and to register, visit www.PajaritoEEC.org, email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org or call 505.662.0460.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC maintains a nature center, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $20. To learn more, visit http://www.PajaritoEEC.org.


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