FA17 Nature of Drawing: Autumn Sketchbook

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Saturday October 21

9:30 AM  –  4:00 PM

Nature of Drawing: Autumn Sketchbook
Instructor: Preston Montague
Saturday-Sunday, October 21 – 22; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$130 Member / $140 Non-Member
Limit: 20 students

Designed for enthusiasts with little to no artistic training, this foundation course focuses on creating accurate and beautiful botanical illustrations. Participants will learn basic observation and drawing techniques with pen and pencil and will use colored pencils to apply vibrant color. Though designed for beginners, students with more intermediate skills are encouraged to join in. Students are asked to bring sketchbooks, colored pencils, #2 pencils, erasers, a pencil sharpener and micron pens. An optional text is “Botanical Illustration Course: With the Eden Project” by Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan.

Preston Montague is an artist, educator, and landscape designer who developed a passion for the natural world while growing up in the rural foothills of Virginia. He works in Raleigh, North Carolina, focusing on projects that spark curiosity about nature and encourage stronger relationships between people and their environment. Preston’s latest body of work, 'Codex Carolinum,' is a series of didactic botanical illustrations using art and storytelling to foster natural science literacy and can be found at www.carolinanaturalist.com