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DIY Holiday Notecards

Schedule and location

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to noon, or 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Cudahy Room, Administration Building

Section A: Watercolor (9:00 a.m. to noon)
Section B: Gelatin Prints (1:00 to 4:00 p.m.)

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Make a set of personalized notecards using watercolor (Section A) or gelatin prints (Section B). Even beginners will be able to create beautiful, mail-worthy cards in this hands-on workshop. Need thank you cards for holiday hosts? Want to send a holiday greeting? Create ten cards (with envelopes) for any occasion under your instructor’s encouraging guidance.

Instructor Devin Schuyler will discuss types of paper, demonstrate techniques, and show you how to build color to create an image. Then let loose and let your creativity take over. The morning session will cover basic watercolor techniques and provide simple examples you can emulate. The afternoon session will cover gelatin prints, a fun and easy way to create professional-looking prints using acrylic paint, a roller, and a soft printing plate. Once you try it, you’ll be hooked! All supplies included for each session.

Explore your creative side and learn a few things, too!

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Devin Schulyer, artist and teacher

Devin is a freelance artist and private art teacher. Currently working in abstract monoprints and paintings, she has years of experience in all forms of painting, collage, and 3D works. With two art degrees under her belt, she has been creating and teaching art for the past several years. 

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DIY Holiday Notecards