Date: Sundays, May 9-30, 2021
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM Pacific Time, 4:00-7:00 PM Eastern Time, 9:00 PM-12:00 AM London Time
Medium: Colored Pencils
We are entering a season of ephemeral beauty. In the gardens you might find flowering magnolias, dogwood, or azaleas, while in the coastal forest, you might see flowering salal, thimbleberries, bleeding heart, and chocolate lilies. We will practice drawing delicate textures of petals and complex forms of unfolding flowers using colored pencils. You may focus on a single petal, the whole flower or a flowering branch. We will review colored pencil techniques: layering, blending, and burnishing. Various sketching techniques will be covered and drawing from observation will be the foundation of the class. Sketchbook practice will be encouraged. Although drawing from a realistic style will be the focus, individual interpretations will be encouraged and celebrated.
Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator and a naturalist with a passion for plants of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Poland, Dorota loves foraging for berries, mushroom hunting, field sketching and collecting specimens. She holds a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from the Society of Botanical Artists in London, as well as degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a Master’s Degree in Teaching. Dorota is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists. Recently Dorota was an Artist in Residence at Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, WA. She exhibits and teaches regionally and has authored two ethnobotanical coloring books. www.dorotahaberlehigh.com
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