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A Day of Botanical Art Techniques for All Levels

by Deb Shaw

There are still a few spots available for BAGSC’s first Basic Botanical Art Workshop: A Day of Skills and Techniques for All Levels. Join us on:

Sunday, January 27, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

for a day of mini-workshops and fun exploring techniques and supplies.

Cost, BAGSC Members: $50 Non-Members: $60

Register online at: Bring your own lunch or purchase from the Arboretum Café.

This day of botanical art is designed to allow participants of all levels an opportunity to enjoy a hands-on botanical art experience in different mediums. The day starts with a presentation about botanical art. Then, each participant can choose any combination of four (4) one-hour, hands-on workshops taught by skilled BAGSC instructors. Registration is for the entire day—no pre-registration for individual workshops is required.

Participants may choose to sit down with different artists to experience techniques applied to creating botanical art. Currently scheduled are:

  1. Creating 3D forms by light to dark shading in graphite

  2. How to do a watercolor wash

  3. Easy color mixing in watercolor (NEW—just added!)

  4. Dry brush techniques (NEW—just added!)

  5. Using pen and ink in scientific illustration

  6. Drawing with silverpoint

  7. Color pencil techniques in botanical art

  8. Labeling your painting with calligraphy

  9. Creating 3D forms by light to dark in watercolor

  10. How to draw a leaf in graphite

  11. Using mixed media in scientific illustration

  12. Graphite tips and tricks

  13. Perspective for plants

  14. Watercolor pencil techniques

BAGSC teacher members will be sharing their skills, displaying some of their works and bringing information. Currently scheduled to participate are:

  1. Cristina Baltayian

  2. Diane Daly

  3. Akiko Enokido (NEW—just added!)

  4. Sally Jacobs

  5. Lesley Randall

  6. Olga Ryabtsova

  7. Gilly Shaeffer

  8. Deborah Shaw

  9. Ellie Yun-Hui Tu

All basic supplies, including paper and paint, are included in the price. Additionally, most artists will bring special supplies to share that can be used with their techniques. Participants are welcome to bring some of their supplies if desired. Please see the lists in the right-hand column of BAGSC’s website about the class.

Questions about the Workshop? Contact the BAGSC Education Chair.

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