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Ann Swan to Teach at the Los Angeles Arboretum

by Lori Vreeke, posted by Deb Shaw

Beech Leaves, coloured pencil by Ann Swan. © 2013, all rights reserved.

Beech Leaves, coloured pencil by Ann Swan. © 2013, all rights reserved.

Ann Swan will come across the pond to teach a four-day coloured pencil workshop: Wednesday, September 25 – Saturday, September 28, 2013, in the Oak Room at the Los Angeles Arboretum. The class will meet from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, and is limited to 16 students. The cost is $440.00.

This workshop will focus on techniques used in Botanical Art Illustrations working in Color Pencil. Workshop will include lecture, demonstrations, and one-on-one critiques. All skill levels are welcome, though some colored pencil experience is recommended as is drawing and sketching of botanicals.

Students need to bring their own materials (list will be supplied). Supplies also can be pre-ordered, and a limited number of supplies will be for sale at the workshop.

Complementary tea, coffee and light snacks will be available in the classroom; food is available in the Peacock Cafe for purchase.

Ann works primarily in graphite and coloured pencil and is well known for her exquisitely fine detail, vibrant colours and strong contemporary style She is passionate about coloured pencils, believing they are easy to master, forgiving and accessible so that even a complete beginner can quite quickly produce work of quality.

Ann’s many exhibitions include: The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Hunt Institute’s 8th International Exhibition, Society of Botanical Artists, Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows. Her work is represented in the prestigious Shirley Sherwood Collection and features in many private collections around the world.

  1. RHS Silver Gilt Medal

  2. RHS Gold Medal 4X

  3. Silver Medal 14th World Orchid

  4. SBA President’s Award

  5. SBA Suzanne Lucas Memorial Award

  6. UKCPS 3rd Best in Show

  7. UKCPS People’s Choice Coloured Pencil