Friday, September 30, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
It's always fun sharing a little time in the studio with creatives from Seattle to Switzerland. Thanks for watching! Watch the replay here.
|Inspired by a scene in the Scottish Highlands.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
|Watercolor a single leaf or an entire hillside of autumn colors!
We have an indoor classroom as well as the beautiful outdoor studio of the great North Cascades.
Institute naturalists will share the natural history of the many species of conifers in the North Cascades as you learn to record your impressions in watercolor and ink. Experiment with lush autumn colors and unconventional tools like twigs and corsage pins!
See more details here, listed in Learning Center Programs under Autumn Flora and Conifers.
|No matter what the weather, the North Cascades provide inspiring views in any season. Here are a few of my quick sketches from a summer hike. Artwork by Michele Cooper
Celebrating 30 Years of Connecting People, Nature & Community!Named a "Top Three Spots in the North Cascades" by The Seattle Times and "Top Ten Great Getaways" by ParentMap Magazine, the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center is a hub of discovery for all ages in one of the wildest, most biologically diverse landscapes in North America. Operated by North Cascades Institute in partnership with the National Park Service and the City of Seattle, this award-winning residential campus is nestled on the shores of Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park Service Complex.
On my live periscope today, I opened up some art materials mail. And in one of the packages was a lovely shiny new red fountain pen which said Freelode on the box. (After the broadcast, I looked it up and I guess the company name is Freecode.)
Anyway, I figured out how to take it apart still further, and Voila!, the ink adapter worked like a charm!
I got a bunch of orders back from Amazon and can't wait to share them with you. Come on over to my live broadcast Thursday afternoon for some surprises and experiments in watercolor!
Probably will do this around 2:30 or 3:00 unless art interrupts life!
Watch on periscope/michelecoopart
Watch on periscope/michelecoopart
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Thinking of going on a nature walk in the crisp fall air or the shady forest canopy in summer? Why not take your watercolor sketch kit along?
This faux leather roll up case will hold:
- A waterbrush that carries its own water in the handle
- A disposable fountain pen with water soluble ink
- A wee four color DIY watercolor set in a mint tin
- A #2 mechanical pencil, .7 mm
- A Sharpie waterproof fine point grip pen
- A folded blue paper shop towel
Please contact me to order.
*Travel Kit Options
- Basic Kit includes: 1 canvas or faux leather roll up case, 1 #2 mechanical pencil, .7 mm, and 1 Sharpie waterproof fine point grip pen
- Basic Kit plus one handmade 4-color watercolor tin
- Basic Kit, 4-color watercolor tin, plus one disposable fountain pen (water soluble ink)
Monday, September 5, 2016
It's been the busiest summer I've had in a long time! I'm finally able to begin catching up on correspondence and share a few of my art adventures with you.
Here's an overview of a day at one of my Urban Sketching Workshops at Skagit Valley College this summer. What a great day we had, sketching out there together!
Class Schedule: Day 1, Saturday
2 take home sketchbooks, fold and cut
Practice sketching indoors, outside on campus
11:05 bus to Skagit Station-sketching on bus
Walk to Tri-Dee (use mid-day break to pick up any materials you might need)
Group Photo taken next to the mural at Tri-Dee
Farmers Market Lunch and Demo 12:00-1:30
Class paint until 2:30Share sketchbooks
Ink wash demo
Return bus sketching