by Cristina Baltayian, posted by Deb Shaw
Thumbnail of colored pencil artwork by Cristina Baltayian, © 2013, all rights reserved.
Cristina Baltayian will teach a five-day class in colored pencil techniques with botanical art, including colored pencil washes, layering colors, burnishing, blending, the basics of color mixing, and more. Drawing and composition skills will be emphasized, and students will do some quick sketching to capture the characteristics and rhythm of the plant.
The class will be held at the Virginia Robinson Gardens in the Pool Pavilion 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, California 90210
Monday, October 28 – Friday, November 1 10 am – 3 pm
Cost is $400 for Friends of Robinson Gardens members; $475 for non-members. Register online, or by phone, 310.550.2068, or by mail at the address above: Friends of Robinson Gardens, memo “October Botanical.”
Cristina has a background in drawing (graphite, charcoal, pen and ink), two-dimensional design, watercolor and colored pencils. Her work has been exhibited at Filoli, the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Chapman University Leatherby Libraries, and the Robinson Gardens Florileguim. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Colored Pencil Society of America and the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California. Cristina also currently teaches botanical illustration classes at the Los Angeles Arboretum.