Dorota Haber-Lehigh - Forest to Sea in Colored Pencil (Online); Sundays, March 7-28, 2021

Date: Sundays, March 7-28, 2021
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (4:00-7:00 PM Eastern 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 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. 

In this workshop we will create unique natural science illustration incorporating botanical elements, animal specimens such as butterflies or beetles and shells or other objects from the sea. Explore unique composition and choose subjects that speak to you incorporating bits and pieces we have collected from our walks in the past. We will draw inspiration from natural history illustrator Joris Hoefenagel. We will utilize colored pencils to create these illustrations, and learn about blending using various colorless blenders, layering, embossing and adding detail.  

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.

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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