Sketch Your Way to Better Botany

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017

- Sunday, April 30, 2017

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Instructor: Linda Ann Vorobik

Location: Arroyo Room

Member: Sketching Botany @ $225.00
Nonmember: Sketching Botany @ $260.00

Saturday & Sunday Workshop

Hone your skills at sketching plants in pencil or pen for field notes or journals, while at the same time, increasing your botanical vocabulary. Separate sessions on A. Roots, stems, leaves; B. Flowers; C. Inflorescences; D. Fruits and seeds. Workshop is designed so that you may work in the classroom OR in the garden during independent drawing time. Great for artists or gardeners that want to increase their knowledge and appreciation of plants and flowers.

A complete supply list will be sent to participants upon registration.

  • Paper
    A small sketchbook or watercolor paper cut in pieces to use on a clip board
  • Drawing Implement
    Pencil with pencil sharpener or mechanical pencil, eraser, felt pens (optional)
  • Color
    Color will not be a focus for this workshop, but you may bring a portable watercolor set or colored pencil set

Drawing Plants by Keith West, any botanical glossary, any books on field sketching. Some books will be available to look at in class. Browse her annotated bibliography to view other supplemental readings.

Don't Miss Out!

Linda Ann Vorobik will be at the Garden in Spring 2017 for a free reception and lecture, and two workshops. Register for both workshops and receive a discount

Desert Blooms: Preview from a Botanical Watercolorist
Friday, 3/31, 5:30-7pm

Intermediate Botanical Watercolor
Saturday & Sunday, 4/1 & 4/2, 9am-4pm

Sketch Your Way to Better Botany
Saturday & Sunday, 4/29 & 4/30, 9am-4pm


Linda Ann Vorobik, PhDLinda Ann Vorobik, botanist, editor, and illustrator of numerous botanical publications, cherishes all three west coast states as home. She holds a PhD from the University of Oregon, Eugene, and conducts field research and teaches in the Siskiyou Mountains of southwestern Oregon. She currently lives on Lopez Island, Washington, and visits Berkeley on a regular basis, where she is a Research Associate at the University Herbarium, UC. She visits Santa Barbara to teach at the Garden and for the annual Santa Barbara International Orchid show.

Linda has over 25 years of illustration and college level teaching experience, and is principal illustrator of The Flora of Santa Cruz Island, The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, and has contributed many illustrations to the Morphology and Evolution of Vascular Plants. 

Visit her website here

Botany/Natural History