MY BELOVED ACANTHUS

DRAWING & PAINTING ACANTHUS DESIGNS

WITH PAOLA MARINO

My Beloved Acanthus

$240

full year access

Learn to draw and paint elegant acanthus leaf compositions!

Over 20 videos totaling
11+ hours of instruction 
taught by¬†Paola Mari√Īo
hosted by Kestrel Montes

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How this will work:

  • This is a prerecorded class.
  • You will have instant access upon registering.
  • Includes closed captioning in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, and Japanese (others by request).
  • All handouts, links and recordings are found in the course portal.
  • Includes ongoing access to the Student Artboard, our community forum.

Paola masterfully breaks down the drawing process to take us from simple leaves to complex designs.

Then, she guides us through adding dimension and depth to bring our creations to life!

What you'll learn:

  • Drawing individual leaves
    • young leaves and more mature leaves
    • bending, twisting and folding leaves
  • Adding details to create dimension and interest
    • main and secondary veins
    • overlapping lobes
    • ripples and bulges
  • Shading techniques to create depth
  • Acanthus leaf compositions:
    • repeating scrolls
    • wrapping leaves around poles
    • filling initials with¬†twisting leaves
  • Painting techniques with gouache and watercolor or ink

Paola has developed a systematic approach to drawing acanthus leaves that unlocks the complexity of intricate designs!

 

VIDEO MODULES
gradually progress from beginner to advanced concepts

About Acanthus

  • Acanthus in the world
  • Acanthus in decor
  • Acanthus over the eras¬†¬†¬†¬†

Drawing Techniques:

  • Acanthus Anatomy
  • Using a Model
  • Young Leaves
  • Mature Leaves
  • Twisting a Leaf
  • Wrapping Leaves¬†
  • Shading & Dimension

Drawing Compositions: 

  • Decorative Elements
  • Acanthus Scrolls
  • Scroll Compositions
  • Repeating Patterns¬†
  • Decorated Letters

Painting Techniques: 

  • Using Gouache: Techniques
  • Painting Tutorial: Leaves Around Pole
  • Painting Tutorial: Twisting within a Letter
  • Using¬†Watercolor/Ink: Techniques
  • Painting with Watercolor/Ink: Scroll Design
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ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR CALLIGRAPHIC PIECES TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

Throughout the ages, acanthus leaves have adorned manuscripts, certificates, borders, and titles. Paola gives you the skills to unleash your artistic creativity.

 

 

My Beloved Acanthus

$240

full year access

Learn to draw and paint elegant acanthus leaf compositions!

Over 20 videos totaling
11+ hours of instruction 
taught by¬†Paola Mari√Īo
hosted by Kestrel Montes

GET ACCESS NOW

How this will work:

  • This is a prerecorded class.
  • You will have instant access upon registering.
  • Includes closed captioning in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, and Japanese (others by request).
  • All handouts, links and recordings are found in the course portal.
  • Includes ongoing access to the Student Artboard, our community forum.

No prior painting skills needed! Paola will show us all the steps.

About Paola:

A versatile artist, Paola excels in calligraphy, illumination, illustration, engrossing, hand engraving, and fine arts. Originally from Venezuela, she pursued her higher education in Graphic Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, Italy. In 2000, Paola relocated to the United States, establishing her art studio in Boca Raton, Florida. Paola's artistic journey spans continents, reflecting a rich tapestry of skills and experiences.

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