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Painting Pet Portraits with Alexandra Schmeling

Wednesday, August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


from August 7 to August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to create a watercolor pet portrait from start to finish-  from selecting a good reference photo to drawing the outline to painting with watercolor. Alexandra Schmeling will teach the “ink and wash” method of painting. It starts with an outline of the portrait in pen and is completed with washes of watercolor paint. No experience is necessary! You’ll receive all of the necessary materials. Plus, you can keep a watercolor palette and brush to continue practicing! You will leave with a completed watercolor pet portrait and the knowledge to keep painting pets!


Please bring 3 8×10 photos to the first class of the pet you would like to draw (doesn’t have to be professional photos, can be computer print-outs. The photo on an iPad is also acceptable).



Alexandra Schmeling is a watercolor artist based in Arlington, VA. She studied art at Yale and started using watercolor pencils in graduate school to illustrate some old photos. Now her artistic medium is exclusively watercolor! Alexandra began her business during the pandemic, painting pet portraits for local animal shelters. Her work has been exhibited in local art shows throughout the DMV and can be purchased in over 30 stores nationwide. You can also find her popping up at local art shows with her tent!


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Painting Pet Portraits with Alexandra Schmeling (08-07-24)
$ 195.00
12 available


Wednesday, August 7
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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