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Lauretta Jones is an award-winning artist specializing in botanical subjects. A popular educator, Jones believes everyone can learn to draw.

Greenwich Art Society

Located in a vibrant cultural arts building with ample opportunities for students to exhibit work. Classes have no prerequisites. To check latest schedule and enroll, call 203-629-1533. More information can be found on the GAS website.

Botanical Workshops
Choose from two weekly sessions:
Mondays 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Tuesdays 12:30PM – 3:30PM

Work at your own pace on your own subjects in the media of your choice–watercolor, graphite or colored pencil, even acrylic or pastel. Just-in-time demonstrations address specific student needs and enrich the class for everyone. We cover everything from brush and pencil technique to composition; color mixing to light on form; foreshortening to realistic texture. These workshops are very friendly with lots of over-the-shoulder learning and suitable for experienced artists as well as those who are just starting out. Maximum 8 students.

These classes usually fill up fast – often before the catalog is mailed! If classes are filled when you call, ask to be placed on the waiting list and email me to get advance notice of the next class sessions.

E-mail for materials list or to get advance notice of next session of workshops.

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New York Botanical Garden

In the Bronx within walking distance of the train and five minutes from the Bronx River Parkway. To check latest schedule and enroll, visit the NYBG website or call 718-817-8747.

The Basics of Visual Composition
Alternating Fridays 10:00AM – 3:00PM 

Strong composition is essential to creating memorable works of art and illustration. From the very first line to the final touches, no element of a drawing or painting exists independently of the others and all influence the composition. This class will enable you to gain control over a range of principles and techniques of composition. Exercises address focal points, balance, leading the eye, the Rule of Thirds and more. Students create a composition notebook as a reference and to sharpen analytic skills. A final drawing will pull together everything explored in class.

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Riders on the Storm

watercolor    14” x 14”

This painting of oak leaves swirling in a hard shaft of light which has broken through a tumultuous sky memorializes a tornado that ripped through my Ohio neighborhood in 1953. The contrast of tightly restrained layers of watercolor against eddies of swirling pigment reflects the thin edge that sits between chaos and control.