October 29, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Members $275; Nonmembers $300
Elisabeth Cary

14.10.29  Botanical Illustration with Pen and InkAll levels (some knowledge of crow quill pen techniques is suggested)

This class meets on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, October 29, 30 & 31, 10 am – 4 pm. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list available here.

Pen and ink is an expressive medium and is particularly well suited to the detailed nature of botanical subjects. However, it is often considered difficult to handle. In this class you will learn to take the fear out of inking by mastering the development of an ink drawing from pencil sketch to finished ink rendering. Developing the drawing in stages, you will have the freedom to make a pencil sketch and a tonal study, plan compositional ideas, try out ink techniques to test which ones you like for your subject and transfer your image before you proceed to ink your drawing. Dry and live plants will be available to study in class. You may also bring your own plant to draw, but make sure that you choose a plant that will survive for the duration of the three days of the class.

Carol Ann Morley is a professional artist and dedicated teacher working in Milton, NH. She founded the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program at the New York Botanical Garden and teaches botanical art and drawing at The New York Botanical Garden, the Wellesley College Botanic Garden and Sanctuary Arts in Eliot, ME, in addition to the Berkshire Botanical Garden.

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