Inspired by Nature: Drawing with Sterling Silver

Kathie Miranda

Kathie Miranda
Kathie Miranda

Workshop Description

December 11–15
Monday–Friday
9:00 –12:30 PM
Fee: $430, (includes $5 materials fee)

Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Drawing with sterling silver, a medium used by the old masters, is enjoying a revival by artist’s today. Styluses containing a silver wire produce delicate pale lines that tarnish over time to golden browns. “Silverpoint” drawings have a lovely glow due to thin layers of silver reflecting light. Learn traditional ways to apply silverpoint to TerraSkin, a stone “paper” provided by the instructor, and to add color to the drawings to enhance the design. Students are encouraged to bring a small selection of seasonal natural objects such as plants, cacti, mushrooms, fruits, gourds, curled dried leaves, or seed pods.

About the Instructor

Kathie Miranda is an award-winning artist and educator of natural science illustration with a specialty in botanical art. She studied at Lyme Academy of Art and at Paier College of Art, and holds a Certificate of Botanical Art and Illustration from The New York Botanical Garden, where she is a highly sought-after instructor in their adult education art program. She serves on the Board of the American Society of Botanical Artists; is Past President of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Greater New York Chapter; and maintains active memberships in the Connecticut Watercolor Society and the Colored Pencil Society of America. She exhibits her work nationally, and is currently researching and illustrating flora of Connecticut for future exhibition and publication.

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