Botanical Art Workshops

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All classes are taught as online workshops, $45 per class. Click through for more information and registration.

Visit the Mt. Tamalpais Florilegium, online or in The Studio

With Nina Antze

Friday, October 30, 10 am to 12 pm

Draw the first fruits and berries, persimmons of fall or the last fruits of summer—tomatoes, apples or other delights from the gardens or the vegetable basket. Perhaps even a rose hip. Enjoy a few peaceful, meditative two hours doing colored pencil work. Basic color pencil and botanical techniques will be covered, all levels welcome.

With Sally Petru

Friday, November 6, 1  to 3 pm

Learn the basic techniques for creating a botanical painting. This 2-hour workshop will be an exchange of demonstrations and exercises designed to promote your understanding of how to develop a botanical painting. Have a fall leaf ready at hand for the class. Sally will guide you through measuring and drawing your leaf onto watercolor paper followed by the application of watercolor from wet to dry brush. All levels are welcome. A materials list will be provided.

With Lee McCaffree

Saturday, November 14, 10 am to 12 pm

Let’s look at leaves and fall plants from our neighborhood.  We will focus on seeing details to understand how the world of botany works. Are they big, little, round, pointed, flat, thick, simple, or complicated? The workshop will look at the characteristics of plants by observing and doing simple drawings in pencil and ink. This will help you create plant images through sketching and line drawings. All levels welcome.

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