Introduction to Botanical Illustration
Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Description: Registration for this program is full. To be placed on a waiting list, call 410.634.2847, ext. 0.
Drawing is the backbone of botanical art. A painting is only as good as the drawing beneath. In this introduction to botanical drawing taught by Talbot County artist Lee D’Zmura, participants will learn the skills and techniques necessary to capture the essence of flowers, fruits, pods, and leaves. Form, scale, depth, and perspective will be emphasized in this graphite workshop. Each student will produce a detailed botanical study in pencil.
Lee is an award-winning botanical artist whose experience as a landscape architect enriches her watercolors. With a focus on historic landscape preservation, her professional projects include the Jefferson Memorial and Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC, and Ann-Marie Sculpture Garden in Solomons, MD. The transition from landscape documentation and design to botanical painting was a natural extension of her knowledge and love of plants. Her watercolors are an attempt to capture the beauty and delicacy of the individual specimen with botanical accuracy. The fine detail in her paintings is in part the result of years of technical drawing.
This five-session program meets Thursdays, January 23 to February 20.
Fee: $115 members, $140 non-members Registration required. Limit: 12.
Loblolly pine illustration by Lee D'Zmura