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4 Week Botanical Illustration Class (ONLINE)
16 Mar

4 Week Botanical Illustration Class (ONLINE)

Hosted by: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

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It is a natural progression to move from admiring plants to wanting to express their beauty in art! In this special 4-week introductory class, you will learn to create a traditional botanical plate using live, seasonal flowers as inspiration. The workshop begins with detailed studies of flower parts, and ends with a final piece well underway. You’ll learn the hallmark botanical techniques of precise tonal application and detailing. The instructor will share her entire approach to composing an idea from start to finish. You’ll be taught how to use graphite pencil in a variety of ways to achieve accuracy, along with the hallmark botanical techniques of precise tonal application and detailing. This class is appropriate for complete beginners. Classes will take place ONLINE Tuesday, March 16, 23, 30 & April 6 from 10 AM - 1 PM. Instructions on what to buy will be sent one week before each class. This workshop will be led by Kathie Miranda, a contemporary multi-media artist and educator. A graduate of Pace University, she coordinated the Art program at the New York Botanical Garden and is past-president of the New York chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Guest are responsible for procuring their own materials Recommended Book (please borrow from library before purchasing): Botanical Illustration for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide, Meriel Thurstan and Rosie Martin, Batsford, 2015 3 Graphite Drawing Pencils - Faber Castell 9000 - 2H, HB and 2B 1 Kneaded eraser, large Generals and 1White plastic block eraser Staedtler Mars Drawing Paper 11” x 14” Pad: Strathmore 400 Series, Medium Surface (do not substitute) Tracing Paper 11” x 14” Pad: Canson Foundation 2 pcs of Foam Board 11” x 14” ~ 3/16” thick Small Soft Brush to clean eraser crumbs: a make-up brush or bird feather Cutting Tools: X-Acto #1 Knife with #11 blade and small pair of scissors 12” Plastic 1/8” Graph Ruler: Westcott/C-Thru #B-60 Drafting Divider: for measuring - Blick Masterbow - looks like a compass with no center turn knob and with free-moving arms - see image at right Erasing Shield: flexible stainless steel with shaped cut-outs - Alvin Magnifying Glass 2” Clear Packing Tape - small roll This 4 week class is $180 for Bartlett members and $200 for non-members. Click on the ticket link to sign up.

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