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Ms. Kathleen McKeehen

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Botanical Illustration In Drawing...

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Gage Academy of Art
1501 10Th Ave. East #101
Seattle, Washington 98102
United States

Company Description: Guided by the belief that artists are made, not born, the Gage Academy of Art (Gage) offers classical instruction in the principles of drawing, painting and...   more
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  • Natural Science Illustration
    University of California
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Gage Academy of Art, Seattle | Gage Artists | Featured Artist
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Featured Artist | Read an interview with Kathleen McKeehen here. Gage Academy of Art, Seattle | Gage Artists | Featured Artist
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Kathleen McKeehen
Kathleen McKeehen teaches botanical illustration in drawing and watercolor classes at Gage. She studied Natural Science Illustration at the University of California in Santa Cruz, California, has done freelance work for well-known publications, and is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She was kind enough to share her experience in this interview.
GAGE: How and when did you first know you wanted to become an artist?
McKeehen: The first thing I actually remember drawing and showing to someone - a horse - was probably done around four, and I remember trying to make an illustrated book of birds at six.
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McKeehen: I took a class in botanical watercolor at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH) in 1995, realized I'd found what I was supposed to have been doing all along, and from then on painted every night after finishing up the piles of correcting from my teaching job.
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McKeehen: After I took that first class at CUH, the instructor suggested I look into the Natural Science Illustration program at UC Santa Cruz (it's now in Monterey.) I can honestly say that every single day there was delightful, although I must also say I didn't really see a lot of Santa Cruz; we worked 15 hours a day, seven days a week, except for one evening when we met at someone's apartment for a few hours and watched the X Files.
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McKeehen: When I was freelancing, I often didn't have the option to choose; if they wanted baby skunks or Lewis and Clark, that was my subject.
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McKeehen: The two types of art are often differentiated by the terms "floral art" and "botanical illustration;" while the former really doesn't have any strictures or rules, botanical illustration does.
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McKeehen: I've always believed that beginners learn best if I focus at first on what they are doing right.
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View pictures from a recent botanical class taught by Kathleen McKeehen.
This spring, McKeehen teaches:
The Bloedel Reserve – Classes « Bloedel Reserve
www.bloedelreserve.org, 13 Mar 2013 [cached]
Kathleen McKeehen graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and completed an internship at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. She teaches at the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture, the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, and in Kitsap County. She also is a successful illustrator and painter for a variety of magazines, museums and wildlife organizations. This will be the third series of classes Kathleen has taught for Bloedel Reserve.
Gage Academy of Art, Seattle | Kathleen McKeehen
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Kathleen McKeehen Gage Academy of Art, Seattle | Kathleen McKeehen
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Read an interview with Kathleen McKeehen here.
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Don't miss your chance to take ...
www.gageacademy.org, 26 Sept 2009 [cached]
Don't miss your chance to take this weekend's workshop Botanicals in Watercolor with Kathleen McKeehen. Gage Academy of Art, Seattle | Adult Programs | Adult Workshops | Weekend Workshops
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