Online Workshop: Let’s Make a Bestiary

Let's Make a Bestiary online workshop

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5:00 pm

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Online – 4 Sessions – Wednesdays, June 26, July 3, 10, & 17, 2024; 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., US Eastern time.

Bestiaries are medieval books about beasts, and they couldn’t be more interesting or fun! The typical bestiary would contain illustrations of many animals – some actual, some imagined – with descriptions of their physical appearance and their behavioral traits. But they are far from factual! According to a bestiary, the panther is tame and has sweet-smelling breath, and the chameleon looks like a horse! Join this fun workshop where we will recreate an animal from a bestiary and write out its traits as described in the bestiary.

After you register, you will receive a separate email with log-in information for the online sessions.

Study more, save more! Our workshops have been designed to complement each other and build upon your skillsets. Register for TWO workshops at the same time and receive 10% off both — use Coupon Code 2Classes10. Register for THREE or more workshops at the same time and receive 20% off all of them! Use Coupon Code 3Classes20. To apply the coupon codes in the shopping cart, click where it says “Have a coupon?” near the top of the cart. Discount does not apply to Guided Independent Study Sessions.

Supplies not included. Supply List:

  • Crow Quill nib and holder and ink OR superfine permanent black marker such as Micron .3 or .5
  • Drafting vellum pad (50 sheets, 8.5” x 11” or similar)
  • Fine detail brush (such as Winsor & Newton Series 7, size 00 or 0 or similar)
  • 1 sheet Arches Watercolor 90 lb. hot press paper (can be cut into four pieces, approximately 11” x 15” each) or similar
  • Winsor & Newton Designer’s Gouache: Assortment of colors to match bestiary of choice
  • Ordinary yellow pencil (not a mechanical pencil)
  • Drafting tape
  • Mixing dishes
  • Paper towels

Nice to have (but not essential):

  • Eye dropper bottle for adding drops of water to gouache
  • Mixing brushes
  • Calfskin vellum square 4” x 6” or larger
  • Cork-backed ruler

Workshop Withdrawal Policy: Unless you are paying for your class with a gift card, a refund (tuition less 20%) will be issued if you withdraw from class two weeks or more prior to the beginning of class. If withdrawal occurs less than two weeks before class, no cash refund will be issued, but a studio credit voucher will be provided. Occasionally there is insufficient registration for a class to run. In such cases, registrants will be given three options:  (1) Private or semi-private lessons (with price adjustment), (2) placement for the same class held in the future at a different date and time, or (3) refund.  

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Lets Make a Bestiary

4 Sessions

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Event FAQs

Will this workshop be recorded?

The workshop will be recorded and will be available for participant viewing for one week after each session.

  • Virtual

Event Schedule Details

  • 06/26/2024 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 07/03/2024 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 07/10/2024 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 07/17/2024 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm

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