Learn To Capture Autumn Plants And Pods At PEEC’s Art Workshop Series

A drawing and watercolor by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

PEEC is pleased to welcome back Santa Fe artist Lisa Coddington, for a series of art workshops on capturing the botanical wonders of autumn.

Coddington will lead a drawing workshop Thursday, Dec. 4 and then for those wishing to enhance their drawings with watercolors, there will be a painting workshop Dec. 11. Both classes run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are suggested for beginner and intermediate levels.

Autumn seed pods and dried plants offer an interesting stage of plant growth for observational art. These workshops will offer people of various skill levels a chance to practice with different plant subjects. Participants will complete various plant studies or one long study, depending on what is most beneficial to expanding their skills. 

A minimum of five students is required for each class, so those interested in the workshops must register on the PEEC website by Dec. 2 for drawing and Dec. 9 for painting. Space in each workshop is limited to only nine, so students will receive a lot of personalized attention from the instructor.

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 are also 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 more than 10 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 is $50 ($40 PEEC members) to attend the drawing workshop. A special price of $90 ($72 PEEC members) is being offered for those who sign up for both the drawing and painting workshops. There is also 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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