Colored Pencil: Arboretum Spring Blooms
Saturday, June 8
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Gretchen Wagener Burau, professional artist, art history instructor at the University of St. Thomas, and longtime Arboretum employee
No experience necessary
All materials are included to make and bring home a completed piece of art.
Colored pencils are ideal for capturing the subtle details of flowers. Explore the beauty of the Arboretum while learning to draw amazing spring blooms such as irises, peonies, clematis, shrub roses, and the yellow lady's-slipper! View stunning varieties and take photos for drawing in-class (optional) 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. Gretchen will teach you
- how to observe a plant
- render its details
- apply colors in layers to build a three-dimensional form
Individual instruction will be given as you draw from provided photographs and live specimens.
Optional: bring plants or photographs from home that you wish to draw.
Limit 15, Snyder Building - Classroom I
$59 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies