Occidental, CA
Botanical Dimensions Ethnob...
Botanical Illustration: Learning to Really See Plants & Draw Them
Sat, July 02, 2016 10:00AM to 4:00PM (Pacific)
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Hone your skills at truly SEEING plants. Learn to draw them realistically, with graphite pencils. Finish a plant portrait. All materials provided. Taught by Kathleen Harrison & Paetra Tauchert — both plant people who love to draw.
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THIS CLASS IS FULL as of June 16, 2016. Please stay tuned for a future offering of this class.

Ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison, assisted by Master Gardener/artist Paetra Tauchert, will help us look carefully at the form of our beloved plants, and then we will draw them realistically, with graphite pencils. Tools, paper and drawing boards are all provided for the class. You'll take home a finished drawing. Suggestions and examples offered for how to go to colored pencil or ink. This is a class for all levels, from beginner ("I love plants but I can't draw anything") to artistic types who want to hone the skill of representing plant forms as they really are. Come have fun perceiving nature!

Class size is maximum 15 participants. Bring your lunch if you wish, so we can sit outside and share our thoughts. Otherwise lunch can be bought in the village of Occidental.
This class is held at the new Botanical Dimensions Ethnobotany Library. Peruse the library's collection of books and many images on the history of botanical illustration. (Become a member of the BD Library, if you like.) Listen to the botanical banter of plant people while you concentrate on your chosen subject.
Time: Saturday, July 2, 10am-4:00pm.
Location: Classes held in the village of Occidental, West Sonoma County, west of Sebastopol and a few miles from Freestone, the Russian River, and the Sonoma Coast. Classroom & Library address: 3830 Doris Murphy Court, at Graton Road and Bohemian Hwy. Look for the Occidental Center for the Arts.

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