APR 13 – 14, 2019

Casein is a wonderfully versatile opaque water-based medium that is older than oil.  It can be used transparently like watercolors.  It can glaze like oils, but it shines in its ability to work opaque lights over darks.  Casein can take you from initial washes to bold opaque strokes of color.  It is at home both in the field and in the studio.

A minimum of 8 students is required to hold this class.  Tell a friend!

Materials list available HERE.

Read about casein painting HERE.

Read more about the SF Art Tour to see Kelly’s work exhibited at the Presidio HERE


$216 members

Ages 18+

To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1

Kelly Leahy Radding

Kelly Leahy Radding


Kelly Leahy Radding is an award-winning artist who lives on a Connecticut farm surrounded by her beloved New England woodlands. She is inspired by all things in nature and considers herself a contemporary nature artist, interpreting her experiences and observations in the field into her paintings and drawings.

Kelly is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the New England Society of Botanical Artists, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden Florilegium Society, the Florilegium Society of the National Tropical Botanical Garden of Kauai and is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists.

Her juried exhibitions include: Birds in Art at Woodson Museum, Wausau, WI, Art of the Animal Kingdom, Bennington, VT; Focus on Nature XIII & XIV, The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, the Horticultural Society of New York, the New York Botanical Gardens and the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society’s Botanical Images Scotia in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Kelly has had the opportunity to show several times at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew Gardens in London; the exhibits included the Brooklyn Botanical Garden Florilegium Society, ‘Botanicals, Environmental Expressions in Art–The Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection’ and the ASBA exhibit Losing Paradise, Endangered Plants Here and Around the World which also exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Natural History.