Nature Drawing at Blithewold

Thursday, November 9, 2023 to Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 10 AM – 12 PM

Nature Drawing at Blithewold
with Artist/Instructor Joanne Murrman, BFA, M.Ed.
Thursdays, September 7 – December 14
10 AM – 12 PM
Location: Education Space

The Nature Drawing Class is an opportunity to look at Blithewold’s gardens for inspiration. Working from pictures and found natural objects, the class will focus on how to render color, texture, and design in flora and landscape. Each week a different topic and a variety of drawing techniques will be covered.

The main medium will be colored pencils. Students may bring their own art pencils but drawing pencils and paper will be provided. Additional materials will be offered for certain topic techniques. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students are encouraged to attend.

Image by Bonnie Olchowski (long-time student of the Nature Drawing series)

Preregistration is required. Each class is limited to 15 people.

Individual Class: Member: $35 | Non-Member: $45
Series Discount: Member: $450 | Non-Member: $575



Below is the list of classes:

Sept 7: Colored Pencil Drawing of Lotus Flower
Sept 14: Background Choice for Flowers & Fruit
Sept 21: Colored Pencil – Zinnias & Dahlias
Sept 28: Colored Pencil – Daylily in Watercolor Pencils

Oct 5: Fall Palette – Blithewold Great Lawn and Arboretum
Oct 12: Chinese Lanterns & Pods
Oct 19: Katsura Tree
Oct 26: From the Fall Vegetable Garden

Nov 2: Japanese Maple Tree – Leaves
Nov 9: Branches and Dried Leaves
Nov 16: Fall Flowers and Dried Pods

Dec 14: Japanese White Pine Cones in Colored Pencil and Marker