BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION: Techniques for drawing the natural world
If you've longed to have a sketchbook full of nature drawings and observations from your wanderings, this class is for you! Artist and scientist Carolyn Byers will teach you basic drawing skills (accurate perspective, breaking down the objecting into basic shapes, building detail, composition), how to experiment with the amount of details you add to your drawing, ways of using different media in botanical illustration (pros and cons of pencil, ink, watercolor, and colored pencil), and how to notice details you might not have seen before. All of this will take place at beautiful Faville Grove Sanctuary, outdoors and in the prairie (a rain location has also been arranged). We will be working outside for the duration of class. Please dress for the weather and bring a sun hat and plenty of water.
We will provide some supplies for participants to borrow: drawing pencils, clipboards, and erasers. We will also have drawing paper for you to use and keep. Please bring any other art supplies you enjoy working with or would like more practice with.
Date: June 30, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Faville Grove Sanctuary East
Registration fee: $20.00 per person
Taught by: Carolyn Byers
Registration opens May 21 to MAS members
Remaining spots open for public registration June 4
Drawing by Carolyn Byers