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Botanical Illustration

  • Goose Pond Sanctuary's Wingspan Pavilion W7468 Prairie Lane Arlington, WI, 53911 United States (map)

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 Goose Pond Sanctuary, in Bicentennial Prairie and under the shade of the Wingspan pavilion. 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 will open to MAS members only on August 25. Interested in joining? Click here!

Date: Sept. 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Goose Pond Sanctuary's Wingspan pavilion
Registration fee: $20.00 per person
Taught by: Carolyn Byers

Drawing by Carolyn Byers

Earlier Event: July 28
[Rescheduled] Botanical Illustration
Later Event: February 1
Drawing Nature: Winter Edition