BOTANICAL DRAWING WAS FIRST USED TO IDENTIFY PLANTS SO THAT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PLANT AND ITS PROPERTIES COULD BE PASSED ONTO MANY INDIVIDUALS. IT WAS NECESSARY TO ACCURATELY CONVEY THE TRUE NATURE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PLANT.
IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN THE BASICS OF DRAWING PLANTS ACCURATELY, BOTH IN GRAPHITE AND IN COLORED PENCIL. THE STUDENT WILL GAIN PROFICIENCY IN THE USE OF THE VARIOUS MATERIALS AND ADVANCE THEIR SKILLS IN OBSERVATION, DRAWING CONCEPTS, UNDERSTANDING OF THE DRAWING PROCESS, IMPORTANCE OF LIGHT AND SHADOW AND COMPOSITIONAL SKILLS. WE WILL DRAW FROM BOTH LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHS.
In 1997 I was able to start studying and taking art lessons from a local artist and well-known teacher in the area and so began my love affair with the art world. Since then I have been fortunate enough to be able to take workshops, classes and attend lectures from both many local artists, national artists and international artists. Now I am also one of the artists who has given those workshops, teaches classes and gives those lectures both locally and nationally. I feel very fortunate that I have been able to do so.
I Am currently President of The Rochester Area colored Pencil Club, Member of the colored pencil Club of America and currently a serving board member of the American society of botanical artists.
In addition to showing in some local galleries, I have participated in many Local shows and have consistently won awards such as Best of show, Judges awards and Merit awards for my Colored pencil work.
PAPER: STRATHMORE 400 SERIES BRISTOL BOARD PAD 9” X 12” MINIMUM SIZE
TRACING PAPER 9” X 12”
GRAPHITE PENCILS: 4H, HB, 4B
COLORED PENCILS: MINIMUM SET OF 24 PREMIER PRISMACOLOR PENCILS OR THE EQUIVALENT OF ANY PROFESSIONAL GRADE OF COLORED PENCILS, DERWENT, CARON D’ACHE, FABER CASTELL, ETC.
SKETCH BOOK; MINIMUM SIZE 8” X 10”
PLASTIC ERASER (STAEDTLER MARS) AND/OR TOMBO MONO
DUSTING BRUSH (TO WIPE AWAY ERASER CRUMBS AND DUST)
CLEAR RULER, EITHER 6” OR 12”
DIVIDERS (SCALE OR ACADEMIC)
KUM ONE- OR TWO-HOLE PENCIL SHARPENER IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PENCIL SHARPENER THAT GIVES YOU A GOOD SHARP POINT. THESE ARE ABOUT $1.00 OR SO.
MAGNIFYING GLASS TO SEE DETAILS IN PLANTS