The fine arts of watercolor and hand lettering come together in a full day of creating with friends.
Calligrapher Kathleen Borkowski and fine artist Leslie Watkins present a unique day of art instruction in classic watercolor and calligraphic technique, with all the supplies provided. Each attendee will receive individual instruction. A swag bag with gifts and supplies will be given along with the chance to win a prize. A delicious catered lunch will be served along with coffee, tea and treats throughout the day.
In the morning session Kathleen Borkowski will present pointed pen calligraphy. Participants will practice a sample alphabet using traditional tools and walnut ink, and will receive supplies to continue practicing at home.
In the afternoon, Leslie Watkins will instruct a watercolor workshop focusing on nature painting featuring butterflies as the subject, followed by a demonstration of how to combine calligraphy and painting into a beautiful collage that can be used as a note card or as framed art.
There will be a break for lunch, including vegan and gluten-free options, catered by award-winning chef Theresa Cannavo. No experience necessary, all supplies provided. The retreat takes place Saturday, September 14th, at Whiting Mills, Studio #508, in Winsted.
Leslie Watkins is a fine artist, gardener and writer. Watkins’ paintings have been exhibited in New York City, throughout New England and Japan. Leslie’s artwork has appeared in books, magazines and internationally on postage stamps. She has designed textiles, greeting cards, and Battersea boxes. Clients include Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Fine Gardening Magazine, Caspari and Tiffany & Co. Leslie offers art workshops in watercolor and papercrafting from her studio in Norfolk, CT. and is currently working on a series of online art courses.
Watkins owns Dandelion Gardening Arts, LLC, a garden design and maintenance business and is a CT Master Gardener. She writes and illustrates “Through The Garden Gate”, a monthly garden column. For more information visit: www.dandelioncottagedesign.com and follow her on Instagram @dandelioncottage
Kathleen Borkowski, specializes in custom calligraphy. Her work includes painting on paper and silk and book making. Kathleen has studied traditional and contemporary calligraphy for 30 years with master calligraphers and artists from the United States, Britain and Europe. Her work is on display in studio #508, at Whiting Mills in Winsted, CT, where she instructs students in calligraphy. Follow on Instagram @khborkowski or her blog: 11thletterink.blogspot.com
Theresa Cannavo grew up with chickens and goats in West Hartland, CT. She learned gardening, canning, cooking and baking from her mom. In her parents’ shop, she began to make and repair furniture. Theresa now uses that knowledge in studio #506 at Whiting Mills in Winsted, where she continues the craft of upholstery, sewing and repairing furniture. In 2006, Theresa won $10,000 in the “Crazy for Cookies Challenge” on the Food Network and began a local cable show called “What’s Cooking Winsted”.
Continuing with healthy living, she pioneers a health breakthrough and teaches others how to “Biohack” their health with food and activation! Follow her on Facebook: Theresa P Cannavo
Saturday, September 14, 9 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $140 for the day
(includes Workshops, Art Supplies, Individual Instruction,
Coffee, Tea & Treats, Catered Lunch, and Door Prizes & Gifts)
Limited to 12. For registration call or text 860-307-9364.
100 Whiting Street