Workshop: Drawing Spring Flowers and Bulbs in Color

Event Date: 
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Wendy Hollender, Botanical Artist
Join Wendy for this exploration of spring flowers and bulbs, combining watercolor pencils and colored pencils in the creation of botanical art. Having developed a method of teaching using a combination of colored pencil and watercolor pencils, Wendy will showcase how colored pencil isn't just a medium to use, it is also a learning tool. With this method, students will learn drawing skills and color at the same time, while gaining a better understanding of form and structure. During this course, students will learn how to use a grisaille technique for undertones in a neutral color and then how to layer color on top to create depth, using watercolor pencils in combination with dry colored pencils. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multiple locations. It is especially useful for work in the field. All experience levels are welcome, as everyone works at their own level with plenty of guidance from Wendy. Please note: This is a two-day workshop. Doors will open at 8:45 a.m. each morning. A materials list can be found here. Please bring a lunch.

DATE: Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22
TIME: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Conservatory Classroom
This workshop is full
This program sponsored by the National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden