Crystal (Soojeong) Shin - Holly Berry Botanicals in Colored Pencil; Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2020

Date: Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2020
Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM PDT
Level: All
Medium: Colored Pencil

Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class. 

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

Learn how to capture the texture and colors of holly and red berries in colored pencil in this 2-day workshop with botanical artist Crystal Shin. Learn and practice colored pencil techniques, including layering, blending and building saturation with luminosity, while playing with the vivid colors found in holly berries. If you are new to colored pencils, this is a good opportunity to get a feel for this forgiving and versatile medium. If you are experienced with botanical art, this is an chance to hone your skills.

Make a traditional botanical piece, or choose to work in a looser sketch style, adding watercolor, pens, decorative patterns or borders. You may choose from other seasonal subjects such as any winter berries, evergreens or cones as well.  Crystal will also show you how to turn your pieces into original handmade cards for the holiday season.

Crystal (Soojeong) Shin was born and raised in Korea. In 2013, she moved to Seattle. She graduated from the University of Washington’s certificate program in Natural Science Illustration in 2014. She worked as a primary botanical illustrator on the second edition of “Flora of the Pacific Northwest” at the UW Herbarium at Burke Museum from 2015 to 2018, generating 882 new botanical illustrations in pen and ink, gaining knowledge and understanding of botany. She also did freelance illustration for botanists describing new species for their research publications. Crystal has recently been illustrating fossils for a paleontologist at the Burke Museum.

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