Wonderful world of art with resident artist Allison Hawes

Posted on December 9, 2020 at 6:00 am

Art by Allison Hawes

December’s resident artist Allison Hawes introduces aspiring artists, ages 12 and up, to the world of digital art and watercolor painting. Sign up for this week’s class before it fills up!

Resident Artist: Introduction to Digital Art

Drawing and illustration have evolved in many ways over recent years. With advancements in technology, creating art has gone from strictly pen and paper to include a screen and mouse or stylus. In this lecture, resident artist Allison Hawes goes over everything you need to get started creating art digitally, including different hardware options, drawing programs, and online resources available to take your creativity and passion for art into the digital landscape. No supplies are needed. Just bring any questions you might have. Ages 12+

Registration is required, and you’ll need email to receive login information.

Saturday, Dec 12, 3:30–5pm | REGISTER

Resident Artist: Watercolor Values Landscape

Putting brush to paper when you’ve never painted before can be a little intimidating, especially with so many colors to choose from. In this workshop, we take the fear out of the watercolor painting when we use a single color to create a simple winter landscape painting. Resident artist Allison Hawes will walk you through the basics of painting watercolors and jumpstart your journey into this beautiful medium! Supplies will be available for pick up at North Spokane Library for all registered participants. Ages 12+

Registration is required, and you’ll need email to receive login information.

Tuesday, Dec 22, 6–7:30pm | JOIN WAITLIST


Allison Hawes is a preschool teacher and self-taught artist, born and raised in Spokane. She creates art primarily through the mediums of watercolor and digital illustration. Her art journey started after taking high school painting classes and stumbling into the world of digital art when wondering how children’s book illustrations looked so crisp and clean. What followed was a period of exploration and research into how the world of digital art worked. Hawes has taken in as much information as she can find on the subject and has invested in the hardware needed to create. She finds joy in painting animals, forests, and florals. She hopes to illustrate children’s books someday soon.

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