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4 Week Botanical Illustration Class
01 Oct

4 Week Botanical Illustration Class

Hosted by: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

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  • Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT, USA

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  • 10:00 AM - Thursday

    October 1, 2020

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 how to create a realistic botanical drawing using seasonal plants from the Bartlett’s beautiful collections as inspiration. Artists and those who wish to draw for pleasure are all welcome. Classes will take place Thursday, October 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 10 AM - 1 PM. The instructor will share her entire approach to composing an idea from start to finish. This class will include: Demonstrations and simple exercises emphasize key drawing principles and methods. Learning to use graphite pencil in a variety of ways to achieve accuracy and the look of three-dimensions that makes plants appear fleshy. Simple scientific methods of analyzing plant parts individually - roots, stems, leaves and blossoms - to understand structure and surface details. Learning how to dissect plants and to make a herbarium sheet to use as reference materials as you draw. Completing a “botanical plate” - a finished drawing of the entire plant. 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. Guests are provided instruction, drawing boards, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, paper, tape, etc. Guest are responsible for bringing their own: - Small Soft Brush to clean eraser crumbs: a make-up brush or bird feather works well! - Cutting Tools: X-Acto #1 Knife with #11 blade and small pair of scissors - 12” Plastic Gridded Ruler - Westcott/C-Thru #B-60 - Divider Tool: for measuring - Blick Masterbow (looks like a compass but with 2 needle points) - Erasing Shield: flexible stainless steel with shaped cut-outs - Alvin. This 4 week class is $240 for Bartlett members and $250 for non-members. Interested in becoming a Bartlett member? Learn more here. Click on the tickets link to register now!

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