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Holiday Poinsettias | Smithsonian Studio Arts

Cindy Briggs' workshops are focused on developing your own style and building confidence as you develop a deeper understanding of design and watercolor techniques. She creates an enriching and positive atmosphere for all levels of artists. Discover her process from start to finish to create paintings with dramatic light, jazzed up harmonious colors, and captivating compositions.

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Holiday Poinsettias | Smithsonian Studio Arts

November 16

Watercolor Poinsettia Utah
Holiday Poinsettias | Smithsonian Studio Arts

Holiday Poinsettias | Smithsonian Studio Arts

November 16, 2021
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Use flowing watercolors to create a poinsettia that blooms all year. Learn how to quickly draw a poinsettia or trace one using the flower images provided for the class. Painting techniques include mixing, blending, and mingling colors; layering; creating hard and soft edges; and using positive and negative shapes to suggest depth. Finish off the painting with a stencil designed to lift out a pattern from the background. Give your watercolor poinsettia as a gift, or use the image to make prints for cards.


November 16
Provence Passageway NEW

Watercolor step-by-step video & bonus quick sketch lesson available through open studio online.
Imagine traveling to Provence and painting the old world architecture with its charming textured stonework, lavender shutters and climbing vines.

From start to finish of this 145 min instruction video, you'll discover how to draw with flowing lines, mix captivating mingled watercolors directly on the paper, and create the illusion of dramatic sunlight and shadows.

Bonus: Cindy shares her quick-sketch technique so you can quickly capture your experiences and vision in your watercolor journal.

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