BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION: Techniques for drawing the natural world
This class was originally scheduled for June 30, but canceled due to extreme heat. The July 28 date is the rescheduled class date. Only a few spots are available!
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.
Registration is open to MAS members only. Interested in joining? Click here!
Date: July 28, 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
Drawing by Carolyn Byers