Beginner Botanical Drawing Series

Thursday, August 29, 2019 to Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 10 am - 12 pm

Beginner Botanical Drawing Series
Thursdays, May 16, June 27, August 29, and September 26
10 am – 12 pm
Instructor: Joanne Murrman, B.F.A., M.Ed.

Held in Blithewold’s Education Center.
Beginners and intermediate students are encouraged to attend; materials will be supplied.

Individual Class: $30 Members | $40 Non-Members
Full Series: $100 Members | $130 Non-Members

Pre-Registration is required. Each class is limited to 15 people.
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Plants and Flowers
Thursday, May 16
10 am – 12 pm
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This class introduces techniques and tools in drawing plants and flowers. Basic elements of composition, proportion, shape shading, and texture are covered. Students learn general guidelines for sketching from observation or working from a photo; best materials for getting started are described.

Trees
Thursday, June 27
10 am – 12 pm
This class is full.

This class introduces techniques and tools in drawing trees and shrubs, focusing on understanding the structure of the tree and techniques for expressing texture and form. Trees from Blithewold’s Arboretum will be the subject (weather permitting); quick studies of different trees and shrubs will be included.

Seeds and Cones
Thursday, August 29
10 am – 12 pm
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This class takes a close-up view of the details in nature that enhance a focused still life of those seeds and cones. Form, texture, color variation, and shading for volume are taught and both line and gestural drawing techniques are covered. “Seeing” the form and rendering it are the challenge for quick and longer studies.

Basic Botanical Drawing
Thursday, September 26
10 am – 12 pm
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This class brings together the concepts and techniques for drawing botanical subjects using plant material from Blithewold’s gardens. Tips are introduced on how to approach the structure and form of flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables. Quick exercises will be offered on getting a good start in drawing from nature and observation. Gesture and contour drawing are covered and color mixing for realistic rendering is introduced.