What do a French monk, a Caribbean island and a famous German botanist have in common??? Believe it or not, it's the ornamental plant we know as the Fuchsia. It was first discovered by Charles Plumier, a French monk, on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, c1696. He named his beautiful newly discovered flower after the German botanist, Leonart Fuchs. And there is your history/botany lesson for the day! As a young girl, I loved imagining the flowers as tiny ballerinas, delicately hanging from their branches and dancing in the breeze. Join me as we paint these beauties in their vibrantly colored dresses and try to capture a bit of their ruffled charm. 

70 minutes of instruction.

Topics included in tutorial:

  • Creating natural-looking backgrounds for floral subjects
  • Glazing for color harmony
  • Painting shadows with hard and lost edges

Hi, I’m Ruth.

For over 30 years, I have offered classes and private lessons in calligraphy, watercolor and art journaling. Although I find great joy in teaching new skills and techniques, I see myself more as a coach than a teacher. I’m convinced that within each of us there is a creative person longing for expression. I have found that when encouraged and nurtured, that part of us (of you) can blossom and transform how we experience life. My role as a teacher/coach is to help you discover more of what is already within you and find new and beautiful ways to express your unique story. Learn more at my website: ruthkorchART.com


Painting The Garden (fuchsias)

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Hi Ruth, I want to let you know just how much I’m enjoying the watercolour class!!! The pace of the class is perfect and the information you pack into an hour is phenomenal.” Carol Walls

Ruth has an easy, real style in the teaching of her Beginning Watercolor classes. Her love of watercolor painting is infectious and inspiring! I especially liked that she emphasized there was no wrong or right way to paint, only your way! Carol King

I enjoyed this Beginning Watercolor class very much. Ruth covered all the basics in a lively, engaging format. She also introduced us to a bit of history and watercolor artists along the way. I know I will use these recordings to continue to practice and improve my skills at home. Cindy Ruby

Thank you for the wonderful class. I really enjoyed the mix of Art history with the painting techniques. I feel like in 6 sessions I have begun to learn the basics and I am anxious to learn more. Thank you Ruth!! Bethany Koubsky