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Aging Resource Center Events


VIRTUAL – Introduction to Drawing: Plants and Flowers in Pencil

  • Monday, May 1, 2023
  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Virtual event

This is a virtual event. If you have questions about how to connect to the event, please contact the event host.

Leader: Kim Wenger Hall

Getting inspiration from the natural world is one of the best ways to learn to draw as well as one of the most relaxing. In this series, we’ll work from life, from our imagination, as well as from photographs to create both fanciful and realistic botanical drawings in pencil. These drawings can stand alone, be colored in, or be used as the foundation for paintings.

“Study nature diligently, be guided by nature… for truly art is hidden in nature and he who can draw it out possesses it.” – Albrecht Dürer

Materials: (Specific recommendations will be made during the first class)
• pencil and eraser (More specific will be discussed in the class)
• sketch paper (copy paper is fine)
• ruler or straight edge
• drawing paper
Later: reference photos or real-life plants and flowers (will be reviewed in detail at first class)

Optional Materials (could be nice to work with):
• a drawing board (something firm to hold your drawing on)
• drawing pencils of varying hardness (A selection of 5 pencils or so from very hard & gray to very soft & black are recommended)

This program meets seven Mondays (5/1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 6/5 and 12) from 10 am to noon. When you register for the first date (5/1), you are enrolling in the full program.

You will receive a zoom link for this class 60 minutes before the class starts. The zoom link will be sent directly to the email you registered with.

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