This is a three-day workshop that meets on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 19, 20 and 21, 10am – 4pm.
Bring a bag lunch. Materials list available here.
Learn the art of beautiful pen-and-ink rendering for botanical drawing. The quill pen is an expressive medium, rich in flowing lines and sparkling textures. Pen and ink has a long tradition throughout art history, favored by artists for illustration and calligraphy, with the original quill pen being a bird’s flight feather. Students will be working with the modern metal crow-quill, well known and liked for the ability to produce fine details. Begin the class trying out the nibs, learning how to hold the pen for different strokes and creating textures to achieve tonal values for shading. Have fun applying these techniques to your own ink drawings of botanical subjects. This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with previous ink experience.
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, Maine, in addition to the Berkshire Botanical Garden.