Announcing “Behind the Palms” — a new online course

I sketched plenty of palms in last December’s trip to southwest Florida, and also did a fair bit of exploring in the area around Fort Myers. In the process, we came upon Dean Park, a really interesting old neighbourhood, developed in the 1920s, with about 80 small houses spread out over several streets with a small triangular park in the middle. I sketched a fair bit in the neighbourhood, including this yellow house, and this white house. I think there are even a few sketches in my book that I haven’t posted yet.

My newest online course “Behind the Palms: Sketching Historic Dean Park” is based on what I sketched there. What I loved best about the place was the warm light and how the houses are partially hidden, and in some cases framed, by the tall palms. If you’re interested in learning more about the course, have a look at the trailer. The course is available at a special rate of $30 US or $42 CDN for this week only, and after Sunday, it goes up to $35 and $47.

9 Comments on “Announcing “Behind the Palms” — a new online course”

  1. Denise says:

    What a great Valentine gift I gave myself-I ordered this course first thing this morning! Can’t wait to feel the warmth of this new class. Thanks for all the work you do to offer these informative and inspirational courses.


  2. Jeanne Brail says:

    This looks like a really fun course and the little town sounds very interesting. Just signed up for the course. I am a bit behind in courses, but eventually will catch up. Really looking forward to this one. Thank you.


  3. Sadje says:

    Congratulations Shari.


  4. Tracey says:

    Hi Shari,
    I wonder if you can recommend the closest substitution to Quin Coral watercolour in gouache. I would like to do the course using my gouache paints. Thanks.


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