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May 24, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Drawing and Painting Hydrangeas (Online)

Pink Hydrangea
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This two-day workshop breaks down the basics of drawing the hydrangea. Beginning with step-by-step instructions in drawing the structure, students gain an understanding in basic morphology of flower, plant, and leaf. Color studies in watercolor will advance students to create a painting using wet and dry brush watercolor techniques. All levels welcome. A detailed list of required materials can be found here.

This program takes place online Tuesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 26

About the Instructor:

Mindy Lighthipe received her Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden, where she also developed a Natural Science Illustration Certificate. She is passionate about the natural world and discovering the beauty in every rock, stream, and forest. Mindy received a Silver Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in London in 2009. She currently teaches Scientific Illustration at the University of Florida.

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