Drawing from Plants and Flowers : A Two Day Workshop

Workshop | May 11 – 12, 2017 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

How do you make plants and flowers seem alive and natural in a drawing or painting? Can you smell their scent and feel their fragility or strength? Using charcoal, pen and ink, and colored pencil we will practice seeing and translating forms from the plant kingdom into works of art that are both energetic and recognizable. Come to this two day workshop in the beautiful UC Botanical Garden to learn from artist Karen LeGault. Students will start loosely and move in for close detail. From field studies to masterpieces, beginners to more experienced are welcome.

Materials to bring:

Six sheets of 18 x 24 newsprint

Quality Soft Colored Pencils - Brands - Mars Staedler, Prismacolor or Blick, the more colors, the merrier. be sure to include a white. Cheap colored pencils are discouraged.

Small drawing pad, smooth bristol finish,11 x 14 is recommended, larger is Ok. If you plan to use pastels - then a pastel paper with some tooth is necessary.

Drawing pen, I like a number 2 Rapidograph, but any smooth pen that flows on the paper nicely without resistance and has indelible (waterproof) black ink, will do. Fine to medium line width. Email me for further clarification.

A portable stool, ground pillow or folding chair if the weather permits working outside.

A sun hat (if sunny), Lunch

 $200, $190 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

 gardenprograms@berkeley.edu, 510-664-9841