Dorota Haber-Lehigh- Forest Fragments: Winter Botanicals in Colored Pencil (Online); Sundays, January 10-31, 2021

Date: Sundays, January 10-31, 2021
Time: 1:00-4:00PM Pacific Standard Time
Level: All
Medium: Colored Pencils


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.

Create beautiful portraits of winter botanicals from woodland habitats: cones, winter berries, branches, seed pods or bark. Explore realistic style using colored pencils while learning about layering, blending, burnishing and embossing. Participants will begin in sketchbook drawing from observation using loose gestural sketches, slowly progressing to more refined drawing using Micron pen and finally work with color layering. You will learn how to suggest form and texture and to approach a compelling composition and create mood. Although drawing in realistic style will be the focus, individual styles will be encouraged and celebrated. You will work from a variety of plant subjects: cones, seed pods, winter branches, evergreen branches, whatever you can find close to home, etc. Live specimens are preferred over working from photographs.

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.

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