Quality Botanical Art & Affordable Prices

Vorobik Botanical Art

P.O. Box 866, Lopez Island, WA 98261. 510-520-2423. vorobik@gmail.com

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Sketch Your Way to Better Botany [and botanical art!]

Lopez Island Grange
Saturday and Sunday, May 15th and 16th, 2021
Instructor - Dr. Linda Vorobik

To sign up and arrange payment (SQUARE or check to Linda Ann Vorobik) contact Linda. $140 for weekend; $300 for this and two other Lopez Grange workshops:

June 19th and 20th. An Introduction to Botanical Watercolor. Create a plant illustration in watercolor; many lessons with demonstrations of how to use watercolors. Beginners and accomplished artists welcome; lots of one-on-one instruction.
July 17th and 18th. Botanical Watercolor: Hone Your Skills. More watercolor techniques.

Class size limited to 8; please be vaccinated; thank you!!

Spending a weekend learning about and sketching plants is great way to learn the basics of their form and how to best draw them. Gardeners, botanists, artists, & field journalists can all benefit from this fun weekend.
     Every good botanical watercolor or botanical illustration begins with accurate pencil sketches, and the more you understands the form of plants, the better your drawings and paintings of them will be. Here you will learn about the various parts of plants, and variety of parts, and how to draw them. I will bring in material which shows many different kinds of leaves, stems, flowers and fruits. Linda

Workshop outline:

Saturday, May 15th
9:00 am  Grange open, you are welcome to come in
9:30 am  Introductions; objectives of workshop
10:00 am  Where to start? Plant roots, stems, and leaves, and how to draw them.
11:00 am  Independent work time
Noon – 1:30 pm  Lunch break (I will remain at the grange, you are welcome to stay if you wish, or leave to have or get something for lunch. If weather is nice, we could have a social lunch outside: bring a lawn chair!
1:30 pm  Types of flowers and how to draw them
2:30 pm  Independent work time
4:30 pm  Questions, comments, mutual encouragement
5:00 pm  Have a lovely evening
Sunday, May 16th
9:00 am  Grange open, you are welcome to come in
9:30 am  Putting it all together: sketching the entire plant
10:00 am  Kinds of inflorescences (flowering stems) and how to draw them.
11:00 am  Independent work time
Noon – 1:30 pm  Lunch break
1:30 pm  Types of fruits and how to draw them
2:30 pm  Independent work time
4:30 pm  Questions, comments, mutual encouragement
5:00 pm  Thank you for your participation!

Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik is affiliated with the University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley, and at the University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum. She specializes in botanical illustration and plant systematics. She is the principal illustrator for botanical publications including Flora North America Volume 25 (Grasses), The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, The Jepson Desert Manual, A Flora of San Nicolas Island, and A Flora of Santa Cruz Island. Linda cherishes all three west coast states as home: she holds a PhD from the University of Oregon, Eugene, conducts field research and teaches in the Siskiyou Mountains of southwestern Oregon, is writing a book on the flora of the Sierra Nevada, California, and lives at her family home on Lopez Island, Washington. She was editor of Fremontia, the journal of the California Native Plant Society from 2000-2006; she conducts research on the genus Arabis (rock cress, Brassicaceae; ITS analysis to determine taxonomic relationships between species in the A. macdonaldiana group). As well as executing precise and accurate botanical illustrations for books and journals, Linda sells her color work as originals, prints, and cards, and teaches botany and botanical illustration workshops. For more information, see her Gallery Page.

 


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or if you would like to schedule a show or workshop in your area. Thank you!.

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