This program takes place online Four Tuesdays: May 18 to June 8
Starting with the basics, learn the foundational skills of using graphite to accurately depict simple botanical subjects. Topics covered include how light source affects different forms, how to develop a wide range of tonal values including highlights, midtones, and shadow areas, and how to create 3-dimensional armature drawings to illustrate concave and convex shapes. Students complete several 3-part series of drawings each week: line, armature, and full tonal studies in graphite. Great for beginners as well as more experienced artists looking to refine their drawing and observation skills.
A detailed list of required materials is available with the online class description.
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.