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Botanical Drawing
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
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Botanical Drawing
Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10
9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Learn techniques for accurately drawing the parts of a plant, from stems and leaves to flowers and fruit, in this class taught by botanical illustrator Lisa Pompelli.  Instruction will include foreshortening, tonal contrast, measuring, and perspective. The class is suitable for all skill levels.

Class supply list is below.


Please bring the following items each day of class.

2H, HB & 3H graphite drawing pencils, artist quality. Recommended brands: Staedtler Mars Lumograph, Faber-Castell or Derwent. Avoid Turqoise pencils
1 Prismacolor Ebony Pencil
Optional  Staedtler Mars Technico Lead Holder along with 2H or H Lead refills
Staedtler Mars Lead Pointer (sharpener)
Magic Rub eraser
Kneaded eraser
Faber-Castell Perfection Eraser Pencil
Eraser shield  stainless steel (Alvin)
Blending tortillions  medium
Blending stump  medium
Small dusting brush or one bird flight feather (for removing eraser debris from drawing)
Pencil sharpener  preferably electric or battery operated
White artist tape  not masking tape
Rulers 6" or 12" clear ruler with red grid lines [;C-Thru #B50 or #B60]; and 12" or 18" metal ruler with a cork bottom
X-Acto knife with #11 blade
Sandpaddle sharpener (sandpaper on a small paddle)
14 x 17 Strathmore Drawing pad medium (brown cover). Do not bring Bristol, newsprint or papers with a smooth surface
Tracing paper  either a roll or pad
Small Desk Lamp w/adjustable arm and incandescent lightbulb. Please do not bring type with clamps as the base. (The desk lamp is necessary for seeing your plant and work area.)

Optional: masonite sketch board with 2 clips, or rigid board

Sources:
Dick Blick  www.dickblick.com (800)-828-4548
Cheap Joe's  www.cheapjoes.com (800) 227-2788
Utrecht  www.utrecht.com  (800) 223-9132


WAIT LIST POLICY: There is not a wait list for this event. Occasionally a space may become available, so please visit this event page again at any time.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Refunds will be issued only if cancellation is made at least 5 days prior to the event.  Cancellations made within 5 days of the event will not be refunded.

Location

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (View)
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
United States


Categories

Arts > Visual
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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