Capturing Wildlife in Watercolor Workshop with Peggy Macnamara

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 4:00pm


This workshop will provide a foundation in illustrating wildlife in watercolor from initial drawing through final washes. Learn how to render form and build color and value with confidence.


Through lectures and demonstrations, Peggy will guide you through the process of drawing your image, mixing your palette, laying down transparent washes, removing and replacing imagery, pouring backgrounds, building up neutrals and color, and developing your composition. Animal and bird specimens will be provided by the Field Museum for reference, or you may bring your own images or sketches of natural subject matter.


Peggy Macnamara has served as the Artist-in-Residence at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History since 1990. In collaboration with museum scientists, she has traveled all over the world to illustrate nature and conservation efforts. She has published four books through the University of Chicago Press. In addition, Peggy is an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Member registration opens January 17th, and General registration opens January 31st.


Scholarship applications for this workshop are due June 15th.

Location and contact
Peninsula School of Art
3900 County Road F
Fish Creek  Wisconsin  54212
United States