Painting Snakes in Watercolor

May 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA

Come join us for a special painting workshop featuring snakes as our models!  The workshop will begin with a short presentation from Wildlife Center staff on the role of snakes as education animals and the story behind each of our models, then students will work with artist Amy Shawley Paquette to discover the basics of watercolor and spend class time painting two snakes.  We will have several painting sessions with the snakes during class to paint them from life and we will also provide photographs of the snakes to use during the remainder of our painting time.  Our snake models will be revealed closer to the workshop when we know who isn't shedding!

After a short snack/lunch break, workshop attendees will be given a tour of the Wildlife Center.

The workshop is open only to adults 18 and over (no children) with all levels of art experience and all workshop-use materials including paints, pencils, palettes, brushes, and surfaces will be provided!   Please bring a sack lunch/snacks (if desired), a camera if you wish to take photos and note-taking supplies.  Please wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on or bring an apron.

Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 12:00-4:30pm
Fee: $68 (with 50% of all profits going straight to the Wildlife Center of Virginia!)

Workshop registration must be completed in advance, and is done directly with the instructor - email Amy at to coordinate payment and for details on her cancellation policy.  Seating is limited so sign up early!  

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