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F16A8 Learn to Make Botanical Drawings

The first few sessions will be basic drawing classes that use botanical materials for subject matter. They will cover topics including value, proportion, composition, perspective, and basic color theory. Participants will learn how to use various media: pen and ink, microfine pens, colored pencils, and water color pencils. Students will then create drawings from live plant materials using colored pencils, watercolor, and ink media. Each class period will include instruction time, with a demonstration by the instructor, and then time to work independently under the instructor's guidance.

Instructor: Wendy Lam is a local artist and member of Co-Art Gallery on Beverley Street in Staunton. She exhibits in juried and non-juried shows throughout the state and exhibits in local restaurants, including Clementine's and Cross Keys. After several years of art instruction at the Beverley Street Studio School, she paints in oils, and water colors and does pen and ink drawings.

Suggested Reading: I will bring books for students to peruse, such as Wendy Hollender's Botanical Drawing in Color and Ann Swan's Botanical Portraits.

Additional Fees: Students will need to purchase art supplies, and the costs vary. Drawing paper, watercolor paper, drawing pencils, watercolor pencils, and a microfine pen (about $2-$3) are recommended purchases. Students will spend approximately $20-$40 or more, depending on the quality of the items they select.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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