Date: Tuesdays, April 13-May 4, 2021
Time: 2:00-5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (5:00-8:00 PM Eastern Time)
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 on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. You will also have access to recordings of the class that will expire 30 days after the final day of the course.
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.
You will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Find out how to access the class group message board here.
There is nothing more joyful than flowers in the spring! Enhance your drawing skills and learn how to capture the luminosity and delicacy of spring flowers with botanical artist, Crystal Shin. Amongst other achievements, Crystal was a primary illustrator of the reputable regional plant identification book, “Flora of Pacific Northwest” by the University of Washington, and is an established teacher in colored pencil botanical drawing in the Pacific North West.
In this 4 week course, you will learn how to draw flowers, and what to observe and pay attention to. Using colored pencils, you will learn how to achieve 3 dimensionality, with the colors and texture of a different flower subject each week, through Crystal’s thorough instruction and demonstration.
If you are an absolute beginner or have intermediate experience with colored pencil drawings, you will gain knowledge around how to render flower subjects, while building more confidence with colors and botanical drawing skills.
Each week, we will work using a live flower, while practising observation and drawing skills. Crystal can also provide an outline drawing of a flower subject each week for beginners, to help them build their project.
Crystal (Soojeong) Shin was born and raised in Korea. In 2013, she moved to Seattle. She has studied botanical art with Kathleen Mckeehen at the Gage Academy of Art and at the Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle and has taken many botanical art workshops.
Crystal 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.