Fall Classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Judy Seyfert’s Garden Classes Fall 2010

Watercolor:  Painting With An Artist’s Eye
It is never enough to just copy the images around us.  To make a painting have impact, artists must enhance the ordinary to make it extraordinary.  Through design and expressive use of color, Judy will show you how to open your “artist” eye to visualize possibilities and creative interpretations in your own art work.  This class is intended for artists of all levels who have some experience in watercolor and would like to further explore the medium.   Intermediate to advanced.
Starts September 17, 2010   9:30-noon:  8 weeks

Exploring Watercolor
   Take time to indulge your creative side and join with other students exploring watercolor. Judy will demonstrate simple techniques for making impressive paintings.  She will guide students through group and individual instruction, emphasizing a new skill each week.  Students will learn how to design and paint their own paintings in a fun and encouraging environment.   Beginning to Intermediate
Starts Monday, September 13, 2010   Evenings 6 -8:30:  Five Weeks

Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor
Where ever you look there is a landscape just waiting to be painted.  It can be overwhelming to the artist.  This class is designed to give you the tools to confidently interpret the landscape in watercolor.  Students will learn to simplify, edit and design their own paintings. Some of the topics will include painting landforms such as rocks and mountains, atmospheric skies, and water such as lakes and rivers.  Basic watercolor techniques will be covered the first class.  All levels welcome. 
Starts Saturday, October 23, 2010:  9:30 – Noon:  No class Thanksgiving weekend.

Watercolor Rescue (January, 2011)
Lost interest and feeling uninspired about your art?  Are you in an “artistic slump”? Take a journey and make peace with your art and paintings.  This is a unique class for watercolor artists to engage in a little “art therapy” to jump start your creativity.  It is also a time to bring in your problem paintings and together we will try to pass the hurdles to fix them.  This class is for artists of all levels who have watercolor experience.
Starts Fridays, January 14, 2011: 10 am to 1:00pm 4 weeks

Other art classes offered at the Garden
Jaci Lawson is teaching “Why Sketch?”  It starts Wednesday September 15th from 9:30 to noon.  All Levels

Mary Dee Schmidt The Garden in Watercolor Starts Tuesday September 14th 9:30 to noon.  All Levels

Patricia Wittman is teaching a class in botanical drawing which starts Monday, November 1 from 1 to 3:30 and goes for six weeks.

Botanical Painting: Leaves and Acorns
Three day workshop with Marilyn Garber October 28, 29, 30
Time 9 am to 4pm
Marilyn Garber is the founder of the Minnesota School of Botanical Art.

The Missouri Botanical Garden will have all their classes up on their web site August 1.  Registration will begin then.  Their web site is
For more information on class call 314- 577-5140
You can register on line or over the phone.

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