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Paula Raudenbush

Paula currently maintains a studio at LibertyTown Arts Workshop in downtown Fredericksburg, VA, where she teaches drawing and painting. She is a founding member of Sketch Fredericksburg, a chapter of UrbanSketchers, and a member of the International sketching Workshop.

Paula also specializes in botanical art with watercolor and is a member of the American Society of Botanical Arts, the Botanical Ats Society of the National Capital region, the Virginia Watercolor Society, the Blue Ridge Art League, and the North Windsor Artists.

Here are descriptions of classes she offers:

Beginning Drawing for Adults. Thursdays 10-12. Feb. 28-April 4. $200 This 6-week course will help you to see the world like an artist while providing the basic techniques of drawing, enabling you to render 3-dimensional objects on a 2-dimensional surface. Line, shape, form, composition, value, and perspective will be covered.

Beginning Watercolor for Adults. Wednesdays 10-12. Mar. 6-27. $175This 4-week class will introduce participants to the wonderful medium of watercolor. We will explore the basics of color mixing, washes, and many materials available. Materials needed: Tube watercolors (professional grade Windsor & Newton or Daniel Smith are good) red, blue, yellow, plus any other colors you’d like but no black or white. A palette with a mixing surface or a plain white porcelain plate. Water jars (2). Brushes: flat 1”, round no. 6, 4, 2 and any others you’d like. Synthetic brushes are fine but be sure to get professional grade. Paper towels. Pencil. Kneaded eraser. 140 lb. watercolor paper. Artist tape or masking tape. A drawing board a bit bigger than your paper.  Limited to 5 students.

Colored Pencil Workshop. Saturday Feb. 16. 10-4. $175. An introduction to creating beautiful art with colored pencils, this class will cover the various types of pencils and paper surfaces, explanations of how to use the pencils, layering to get the perfect color, and blending. Materials needed: a set of at least 24 pencils (Prismacolor or Faber Castell Polychromos. A colorless blender pencil. A pencil sharpener (Kum makes a good handheld sharpener). Instructor will provide paper and other materials. Pack a lunch or plan to get something close by.

Register for Paula’s classes by email:                                         

You can find Paula at LibertyTown in Studio 26