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PEEC offers drawing class with local artist Lisa Coddington

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Artist and instructor Lisa Coddington is returning to teach a one-day workshop on drawing using botanical and natural subjects at the Los Alamos Nature Center on July 20. This class, made possible by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is great for all skill levels. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register to learn techniques for creating realistic, still life, and nature-inspired art.

Participants will explore pencil techniques that portray plants and animals. With easy to understand demonstrations and master artist examples, Lisa will work to reinforce confidence in creating dimensional, summer-themed subjects. Her next class will take place on July 27th and will feature painting and watercolor techniques.

Coddington earned her Master of Art in Illustration at Syracuse University. She has illustrated a children’s book and has received commissions by regional and national firms for her artwork and art instruction. Her whimsical characters have been licensed for ornaments and are also featured on greeting cards.

Coddington’s designs are also applied to home textiles for major retailers. She has exhibited at SURTEX Licensing show in New York City for seven years, and she is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Coddington has been instructing for over ten years, and she currently teaches at Santa Fe Community College. She also leads specialized art retreats around New Mexico and the U.S. To learn more about Coddington and her work, visit lisacoddington.com.

The cost of this class is $70, or $56 for PEEC members, which also includes a resource list and supportive handouts. Village Arts typically carries all the necessary supplies, which range in price from $30 to $35 per participant.

Advance registration is required, and space is limited. To register or learn more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org, or call 662-0460.