Thursday, June 26; 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Introduction to Botanical Illustration: A 4-Day Workshop

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Introduction to Botanical Illustration: A 4-Day Workshop

Cristina Baltayian, Instructor

If you love plants and like to draw, this introductory workshop on botanical drawing is custom-made for you!  Drawing is a fundamental skill in botanical art and its importance should never be underestimated. In this intensive workshop, you will learn that graphite pencil has a range of beautiful tones from light silver to rich black, and is ideally suited to botanical drawing. In these four days, you will:

- Hone your observation skills
- Be guided through sketching and line drawing exercises
- Discover how to arrange shapes on a page and make a pleasing composition
- Translate a 3-dimensional subject onto a 2-dimensional surface

This exploration in graphite will show you how to start and finish a botanical portrait of a plant.  If your curiosity is piqued and you wish to investigate further, please join the on-going Tuesday Botanical Illustration classes from 10am-2pm.  Plants, as drawing subjects, will be provided by the Arboretum.

Four Day Workshop:

Wednesday     June 25
Thursday         June 26
Friday                June 27
Saturday          June 28

10am-3pm (includes lunch break)

$325 Arboretum members for all four days
$345 Non-members for all four days (Includes Arboretum Admission)

You may bring your lunch or purchase it at the Peacock Café

Pre-registration required: please call 626.821.4623

Cristina Baltayian has a background in drawing (graphite, charcoal, pen and ink), two-dimensional design,  watercolor, and colored pencils. Her work has been shown at Filoli, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Chapman University, and Virginia Robinson Garden.  She is a member of the   American Society of  Botanical Artists and The Botanical Guild of Southern California. 

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$325 Arboretum members for all four days
$345 Non-members for all four days (Includes Arboretum Admission)

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