Dorota Haber-Lehigh - Blooms in Colored Pencil (Online); Sundays, May 9-30, 2021

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
Level: All
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.


About Our Online Classes:

  • Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. 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.
  • 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.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 30 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants 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). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Find out how to access the class group message board here. 

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