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The Beauty Of Graphite: Drawing Fall Leaves

October 25, 2019 10:00 am to October 27, 2019 4:00 pm

Berkshire Botanical Garden

This course meets three days, Friday, October 25 - Sunday, October 27 from 10am-4pm each day.

Draw the beauty of dried leaves in Fall and describe their graceful contours using the silvery tones of graphite pencils. Make a playful compositional grouping that expresses wind blown leaves as they twist and turn in space with each other. Discover surface details, patterns, and blemishes through close observation, that describe the journey and nature of the leaves. Combine observation and drawing skills to tell a unique story in graphite. In class, taught by botanical illustrator Carol Ann Morley, we will take an in-depth look at how tonal values are applied to a drawing: How to use the tonal scale and choose different hard and soft pencil grades to help create the illusion of depth, clarity and dynamic expression in your drawing.

Bring a bag lunch.

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Carol Ann Morley is an illustrator and dedicated teacher of botanical illustration working in Milton, NH. She founded the Botanical Art Illustration Certificate Program at the New York Botanical Garden and teaches illustration there and at other major botanical gardens.

Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.

Withdrawals: To withdraw your registration from a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days’ notice prior to the event, we will refund you less an administrative fee equaling 25% of the program cost.
Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.

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