Introduction to Botanical Illustration

Introduction to Botanical Illustration

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Date(s) – 05/29/2020
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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Fridays, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Ages 15+
Introduction to Botanical Illustration
Instructor: Corry Buckwalter

Participants will learn how to draw observationally to create botanical illustrations with pencil on paper. Drawing from a living indoor plant in your home, such as a vine, leafy tropical, succulent, or a cut plant from outside, students will gain a deeper understanding of plant anatomy, composition and botanical details which will foster more accurate and graceful drawings. 

The class will include:

  • a brief historical references and basic botany
  • a step-by-step demonstration of an illustration technique
  • time to develop drawing skills
  • individual feedback on work by the instructor

Materials: Choose a houseplant or clip a plant from your yard. Variety of pencil grades, erasers, sketch paper and/or smooth surface paper, pencil sharpener, ruler, and a loupe or magnifying glass if available.

Cost: $20 Members / $24 Non-Members

Register: May 15 | Theme: Creating Lively Leaves in Pencil

Register: May 22 | Theme: Botanical Drawing with Colored Pencil

Register: May 29| Theme: Succulents and Cacti in Pen

Register: June 5 | Theme: Flowers Form and Function