Intro to Botanical Illustration
Join The Art of Ecology for an evening of blending the environmental sciences, botany, and art as we take a look at the step-by-step process of creating a botanical illustration piece!
What to Expect
Before we even start putting our pencil to paper, we need to observe the plants before us and understand more about what we are looking at! We will start by exploring plant anatomy briefly, and defining various plant parts on the provided live-plant references. Then, we shall move into the various stages of creating an illustration, from sketching and composing, to outlining and detailing, to refining and finishing! We shall discuss various botanical illustration techniques, questions to ask as we observe the plants, and learn more about the science of the plant itself! By the end of the night, each participant will have created a beginner’s piece and have the tools to continue creating beautiful pieces in the future.
All drawing materials will be provided for this introductory class, however if you have your own sketchbook, colored pencils, or pigment liners, feel free to bring them!
Event Date & Time: June 6th, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Golden Sage Tattoo in Doylestown PA (street parking is free after 5pm, however if parking around the shop is full, there is ample free parking at the Doylestown Library and the walk is an easy 5-7 minutes to the shop).
Interested in learning more about botanical or scientific illustration? Check out other science & art workshops available on my calendar of events!