Have you ever started a field sketchbook but ended up with incomplete pages and inconsistent entries? This class with botanist and artist, Lara Call Gastinger, will teach basic plant identification, how to observe and document plants, while successfully starting and maintaining a field sketchbook. This is a great class to get to know your surroundings and start a journal. |
When: Saturday, May 19th (1pm-4pm)
Where: We will meet at the Paris Apothecary before 1pm and leave from there at 1pm to head to the G.R. Thompson Wildlife Preserve to observe the Trilliums as well as many other amazing native medicinal plants in full bloom. Folks can drive together or separately from the apothecary.
Fee: $65, includes some materials, others will need to be purchased
This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time in a beautiful state park and to observe some of the incredible plants that surround these forests. What a great way to start your nature sketchbook!
This workshop is limited to 15 people - and we sold out for our Fall Nature Journaling workshop very quickly, so make sure to reserve your spot for this unique workshop today!
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
About Lara Gastinger -
Lara Call Gastinger is a local botanical artist in Charlottesville. The subjects of her art are artifacts of the natural world and reveal detailed evidence of the natural processes of growth, reproduction, and decay. She finds inspiration in a carrot that has gone to flower, a broken seedpod, twisted roots or insect damage to a leaf. She strives to make a plant portrait in such a way that it reveals its character and uniqueness. Her focus on the small details and celebration of the everyday hopefully inspires others to look a bit deeper and linger a bit longer.
She is the chief illustrator for the recently published Flora of Virginia Project. This is a botanical reference manual that contains 1300 original illustrations by Ms. Gastinger. She has her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Virginia and a masters degree in plant ecology from Virginia Tech. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and has recently become a Rivanna Master Naturalist. Lara has exhibited in numerous national and international exhibits and at the Royal Horticultural Society garden show in London. She was awarded with the highest honor of a gold medal at the RHS show. Most recently, her work was accepted into the prestigious Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.
The Paris Apothecary (View)
692 Federal Street
Paris, VA 20130
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|