Sketch Your Way to Better Botany Series

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020

- Sunday, April 5, 2020

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Instructor: Linda Vorobik

Location: Arroyo Room

Weekend - Member: $200 | Non-member: $250

Single Day - Member: $150 | Non-member: $175

Register below

Cartooning MEETS Journaling MEETS Botanical Illustration! This workshop is great for artists, gardeners, or other plant enthusiasts who wish to increase their knowledge and appreciation of plants and flowers, to learn or improve their sketching skills, or for those of us who just want any excuse to, as Linda says, “have long dates with plants”!

There are separate sessions on roots, stems, and leaves; flowers; inflorescences; and fruits and seeds. During independent drawing time you may work in the classroom or outside in the Garden.

All skill levels are welcome. You can register for the series or each day individually.

Saturday:

  • 9 am: Welcome and introductions
  • 9:30 am: Understanding and sketching plant stems and leaves; independent drawing time.
  • 12-1 pm: Lunch
  • 1-1:30 pm: Independent drawing time
  • 1:30-2:30 pm: Understanding and sketching flowers and flowering stems
  • 2:30-3 pm: Independent drawing time
  • 3-3:30 pm: Summary of the day’s work with a review of terminology, questions, and demonstrations
  • 3:30-4 pm: Critique and celebration of each other’s work

Sunday:

  • 9 am-12 pm: More on flowers and inflorescences: putting it all together into a sketch (outside field sketching optional)
  • 12-1 pm: Lunch
  • 1-1:30 pm: Independent drawing time
  • 1:30-2:30 pm: Sketching in the garden or classroom
  • 2:30-3 pm: Fruit and seed terminology; drawing fruits and seeds
  • 3-3:30 pm: Summary of the day’s work with a review of terminology, questions, and demonstrations
  • 3:30-4 pm: Critique and celebration of each other’s work
  • *Please note: Times are approximate, depend upon weather, and are subject to change.

What to Bring

Please bring a bag lunch. We do not have food service at the Garden.

Recommended: 10x Hand lens (available for sale in Garden Shop)

Art supplies: Please bring any sketching supplies you already have and are comfortable with. This may include:

  • PAPER: a small sketchbook (whatever size you prefer…I would go with ~8 by 10 inches), or watercolor paper cut in pieces to use on a clip board.
  • DRAWING IMPLEMENT: pencil or mechanical pencil, eraser, felt pens if you wish.
  • COLOR: Not necessary as color is not the focus of this workshop, but you're welcome to bring a portable watercolor or colored pencil set.
  • See Linda's Botanical Art Supply List for a list of Linda's preferred art supplies and Linda's blog on Botanical Art Supplies for additional information. NOTE: It is not necessary to purchase these supplies in order to take this class.

Appropriate attire: If you wish to sketch outside, please wear appropriate attire and sun protection and bring a portable chair or stool.

Suggested Background Reading: Drawing Plants by Keith West or any similar book, any botanical glossary, any books on field sketching. Linda will also bring her own books for you to look at during the class.

Instructor

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, and conducts field research and teaches in the Siskiyou Mountains and at other sites. She currently lives on Lopez Island, Washington, and is affiliated with UC Berkeley and UW Seattle herbaria and with the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden. Linda has over 30 years of experience including illustration and college level teaching and is the principal illustrator of, for example, The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California (Baldwin, et al), A Flora of Santa Catalina Island, and A Flora of San Nicolas Island (Junak et al). She is currently completing illustrations for A Flora of Santa Catalina Island (Guilliams and Junak, et al). 

Click here to visit her website

If you have trouble registering, please contact the Registrar at 805-682-4726 ext. 102

Category: 
Art/Culture
Botany/Natural History