Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 19, 21, 26 and 28, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm – From Flowers to Fruits: Botanical Textures in Gouache

Join award-winning designer/illustrator and botanical artist Kelly Leahy Radding to explore the properties of this historic, versatile medium while painting a variety of botanical subjects and textures.  Pronounced “gwash,” gouache comes from the Italian word guazzo for mud, and is often referred to as body-color.  It can be painted from light to dark with consecutive washes or glazes, or it can be scumbled – adding white to the pigments to paint light over dark.  Include this water-based medium in your artist toolbox and find new ways to enhance your work.  For intermediate to advanced artists.  Wellesley College Friends of Horticulture members, $300, non-members $375.  Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 19, 21, 26 and 28  at the Wellesley College Botanic Garden, and you may register by calling 781-283-3094, or by logging on to www.wellesley.edu/WCFH.