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Intro to Botanical Drawing

Working in graphite and colored pencil, learn the techniques to translate live plant material onto paper. You will learn to realistically recreate the exquisite forms found in nature and at the same time hone your drawing skills. The elements of design: line, shape, form, color, value, texture, and space will be taught.

Fridays, April 5, 12, 19, May 3, 2019  10:00 AM  - 1:00 PM (4 classes)

The Magic of Color

Working with a limited range of colored pencils, recreate the hues found in nature, capturing the beauty of botanicals and natural science subjects found on the beach, in the woods, in the garden, and on the market. In each class a new subject will be approached. Color theory will be covered. New to colored pencil? A starter package is available from the instructor. The package contains: 3 quality colored pencils, graphite pencil, sharpener, vinyl eraser, kneaded eraser, as well as paper and tracing paper (plus $ 10 materials fee - optional - or students can bring own materials).

Fridays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (4 classes)

Advanced Drawing and Painting Botanicals

Using colored pencils and live plant material, apply and further the techniques learned in Intro to Botanical Drawing, expanding your skills. The focus of this course will be on faithfully rendering different plant forms, taking proportions and foreshortening into account. The basic principles of composition, such as balance, rhythm, and focal point will be taught. Different substrates, such as colored paper, Mylar, and wood will be eplored. Prerequisite: Intro to Botanical Drawing or prior drawing experience and having worked with colored pencil (plus $ 10 materials fee, payable to instructor).

Thursdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (4 classes)

Versatile Colored Pencil

Learn new ways to use colored pencil on different substates such as polyester film (Mylar), pastel board, tiles, and black paper. Cultivate techniques to render nature's bounty, while exploring the possibilities these surfaes offer. In each class a new substrate will be handled and students can choose to portray a different botanical or natural science subject on each of these sufaces. Plus $20 materials fee for package containing different substrates to cover all 4 classes.

Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (4 classes) 

Cost per session: $ 240 EEA members / $ 288 non-members

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