Nature Drawing at Blithewold

Thursday, February 1, 2024 to Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 10 AM – 12 PM

Nature Drawing at Blithewold
with Artist/Instructor Joanne Murrman, BFA, M.Ed.
Thursdays, February 1 to June 20
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

Full Series Registration: Registration Closed, Only registration for single classes are available.


Below is the list of classes:

Feb 1: Winter Landscapes in Sepia colored pencil & wash
Feb 8: Background and Shadow
Feb 15: Shiny Objects – metal and glass containers
Feb 22: Perspective and scale in flowers and trees
Feb 29: Working with Oil pastel

March 7: Plants in Pots
March 14: Stems, Leaves, Ivy & Rocks
March 21: Violets
March 28: Crocus & Viburnum

April 4: Daffodils
April 12: Lily
April 18: Weeping Cherry
April 25: Primrose

May 2: Tulips
May 9: Clematis
May 16: Cut Flowers in Vases
May 23: Lotus & Dahlia
May 30: Tulips in watercolor wash with marker

June 6: Poppies
June 13: Iris & Roses
June 20: Bell Flowers