Drawing Winter Trees (Online Workshop)

Drawing Winter Trees (Online Workshop)
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Drawing Winter Trees (Online Workshop)        
Mary Ellen Carsley, Scientific and Botanical Illustrator and Art Educator

Celebrate the beauty of winter by learning to draw trees! Join Mary Ellen for this online workshop to review the fundamentals of drawing with pencil and learn how to experiment with water-soluble graphite to create beautiful soft wash drawings. Drawing trees is one of the best ways for an artist to build an eye for proportion and detail. It also helps artists "see" their subject in 3-D in their minds and create more believable and livelier works. 

Suggested Materials List:

  • Drawing Pad/Paper 9”x 12” or larger for both wet and dry media
  • 2H pencil
  • 4B pencil
  • At least three water-soluble graphite pencils assorted (2H-B)
  • Paper tortillion / stump for blending
  • 1 small pocket pencil sharpener
  • 1 small watercolor brush (#2 or #4)
  • 1 kneaded eraser
  • 1 “pink pearl” or similar type eraser
  • Watercolor brushes
  • 3-4 small ceramic or glass jars for water and mixing washes (repurposed jam jars are excellent for this)
  • A piece of paper towel                        

Please note: This program will be offered through the online platform Livestorm. Clicking on the pre-registration link below will allow you to register through that system.

DATE: Saturday, February 5
TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET
LOCATION: online
FREE: Pre-registration required

Cancellation Policy
The U.S. Botanic Garden reserves the right to substitute instructors or cancel programs when necessary.

United States Botanic Garden Conservatory
100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 225-8333