Natural Illustration: Leaf Structures in Pen and Ink

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Sunday August 19

10:00 AM  –  3:00 PM

Sunday, August 19 / 10 am – 3 pm

In this intermediate to advanced level class, students will learn the basics of natural illustration drawing with a focus on leaf structures and pen-and-ink drawing. Students will learn about plant anatomy and venous structures, using magnifying glasses to scrutinize and illustrate details. Students will learn how to use pen-and-ink to create many types of detail and texture. Some leaf specimens will be provided to draw from life along with photo reference materials. A basic understanding of drawing techniques is advised.

Instructor: Sophie Banspach
Ages: Adult (15+) / Intermediate or Advanced levels

Supply List:

  • Micron Pens (other brands acceptable but micron is best) -  Sizes .5, 1, 3, 5, 8
  • 2 HB pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Kneaded eraser, White eraser
  • 11 x 14” Bristol drawing paper pad. 2-ply or heavier, medium of vellum finish
  • Magnifying glass
  • Optional: Specimens or reference images from your own collection