Arboretum Tulips in Colored Pencil (125-05-12-18)
Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Gretchen Wagener Burau, professional artist, art history instructor at the University of St. Thomas, and longtime Arboretum employee
No experience necessary
Explore the beauty of the Arboretum while learning to draw an early spring favorite, the tulip! View the stunning varieties planted in the 2018 Annual Garden as Gretchen takes you on a brief walk around the grounds. Return to the classroom for demonstrations on graphite and colored pencil techniques, which will be used to produce realistic depictions and make corrections. Colored pencils are ideal for capturing the subtle details of flowers. Gretchen will teach you how to observe a plant, render its details and apply colors in layers to build a three-dimensional form. Students create art based on provided photographs or images brought from home. Exploring the tulip in-depth through intense observation will give you a whole new understanding of this perennial favorite! Just bring yourself; all materials are included to make and bring home a completed piece of art.
Limit 15, Oswald Visitor Center - Teaching Classroom
$59 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies