Instructor: Amber L. DuBoise-Shepherd - Navajo, Sac & Fox, and Prairie Band Potawatomi
In this one-hour adult beginner's class, Red Earth Emerging Artist winner Amber L. DuBoise-Shepherd will teach you the fundamentals of watercolor. Exploring texture, design, and color through this very open-ended guided class. Learn tips and explore your own creative process.
You will create and design your own watercolor greeting cards on high-quality watercolor paper. Leaving with not only your artwork but you'll also take home the supplies you used so you can continue your journey in watercolor. You can gift or frame your small works of art.
Please note that this class is designed with adults in mind. We do accept students as young as 14 years old, but ask that they have adult supervision during the class.
“I enjoy giving a friend or relative one of my own hand painted greeting cards. They absolutely love it, and they tell me they keep it by their bed side or get it framed so it is protected and enjoy the art I created on the cover” states artist and instructor Amber DuBoise-Shepherd.
The class fee is an important contribution to supporting both the artist and Red Earth. Please note that all participants, including minors and their guardians, are required to pay in order to attend and participate in the painting activities. Thank you for your understanding.
Saturday, April 15th
Class begins at 2pm
The course has a minimum enrollment requirement of 5 students. In the event that we do not receive enough registrations by the deadline, the class will unfortunately not be offered. If you have already signed up and paid for the course, you will receive a full refund.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Amber L. DuBoise-Shepherd depicts contemporary Native American narratives based on her family heritage of Navajo, Sac & Fox, and Prairie Band Potawatomi. Her 2D mixed media pieces and oil paintings reference an illustrative quality. She has an Associates of Art from Seminole State College and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spring 2016 at Oklahoma State University. Her artwork has been in over 30 exhibitions since graduating from OSU. She has artwork in private and museum collections. She has been commissioned, consulted, and designed works for illustrative book companies and museums. She is currently the Assistant to the Director for The University of Oklahoma, School of Visual Arts in Norman, OK. She was previously the Manager of Education and Outreach at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee, OK. She has won several awards for her artwork over the years and has attend several Native Art Markets in Oklahoma and New Mexico. She currently lives in Shawnee, OK.
“I want my artwork to reach
out and connect with others; to let them know we may be different, but to know we are all human beings. This is what it looks like to be a Native in America and in Oklahoma today.” – Amber DuBoise-Shepherd