Art Courses at the Botanic Gardens

2013-2014 Art Classes 

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Tonal Drawing Fundamentals

Strengthen your plant shading skills with exercises in tonal scales, spheres, cones, and cylinders. Carol Ann Morley focuses this course on discerning tonal values and applying graphite pencil techniques. Working from botanical shapes such as flowers, fruits and berries, learn how to make botanical studies that have clarity, balance and visual depth.
For all levels. Some drawing experience required.
3 days: Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. BAC 15 133
Members $250 / Non-Members $300

Drawing Flowers and More

Practice, practice, practice! Gift yourself these three days to refresh and strengthen your own way of contour drawing. Carol Ann Morley guides you through discovery exercises that help you draw accurately and confi dently. See in new ways, analyze flower and leaf shapes to recognize patterns and rhythms in botanical shapes, and conquer the perennial problem of foreshortening.
For all levels. Some drawing experience required.
3 days: Tuesday, August 26 – Thursday, August 28
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. BAC 15 122
Members $250 / Non-Members $300