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Sundays, April 22, 29, May 6 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Katie Delay
Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate
Ages: Adults and teens (14+)
Class tuition is $95.00 for all three sessions, or $40.00 for any individual class.

Do you love art plus plants and gardening? This is the class for you! Join colored pencil artist Katie Delay for this course in Botanical Illustration. We will work on rendering accurate and beautiful depictions of the plant world with a focus on detail. Through group instruction and individual attention, we will learn how to use skills of careful observation to create realistic drawings. Basic plant morphology will be covered as we work with line, shading, and perspective, using both graphite and colored pencils. We will explore color layering for colored pencils, create textures, and complete a botanical plate.

Week 1: Turning line drawings into 3-dimensional forms with light and shadow. Focus will be fruits and vegetables.
Week 2: Color layering for colored pencils. Focus will be textures.
Week 3: Techniques for seeing and depicting perspective accurately. Focus will be on completing a botanical plate.

Set of 24 or more good colored pencils (such as Prismacolor or Polychromos)
One French Grey 90% colored pencil (Prismacolor # PC1076)
One Black Grape colored Pencil (Prismacolor #PC966)
2H and 4B pencil
Kneaded eraser
Good quality sheet of paper, such as Stonehenge


About the Instructor:

Katie Delay is an award winning artist and art educator. Her work is influenced by the natural world and has been exhibited in regional, national and international shows. 

Katie’s work can be found in the numerous collections including UCLA, Yale University, University of Puget Sound, the Omagh Museum of N. Ireland, as well as private collections.

***Please reference our class cancellation policy by clicking  here.***

Please register as soon as you plan on attending. Classes that don't reach the minimum number of students required will be canceled 48 hours before the first day of class. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows.
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