Artist and ethnobotanist, Kathleen Harrison, will teach how to truly see a natural form, and then guide you in how to portray it realistically. We will work with refining perception and using simple tools, while creating a realistic graphite pencil portrait.
This is a very enjoyable meditation on form and beauty. You will never forget your plant once you’ve spent a few hours drawing it. We provide all art materials and a very nice ambience, with all the resources of the Ethnobotany Library at hand. You will take home a finished drawing, and will be given tips for adding color or ink later.
We highly recommend taking this class if you want to participate in our spring botanical illustration series taught by guest artist, Paetra Tauchert. Her classes are offered to those who have either already taken a beginner drawing class, or are accomplished in drawing what they see. (Visit spring-illustration-2019.bpt.me for details about this series.)
All materials provided. Class is $90 or $80 for Ethnbootany Library members. Join today to support a great small non-profit and receive access to the library, discounts on classes taught by Kathleen Harrison, and invitations to special members-only film nights. Visit botanicaldimensions.org for more details and to become a member.
Presenter: Kathleen Harrison is an ethnobotanist and educator, who has been doing fieldwork among indigenous cultures, and amidst West Coast subcultures, since the 1970s. She specializes in studies of plants and fungi that are used in ritual, healing, art, and story. Kat is well-known for her work with traditional psychoactive species and their lore. She directs the Ethnobotany Library in Occidental, CA, as the hub of the non-profit organization, Botanical Dimensions, which she co-founded in 1985. She teaches classes there, and internationally, on a wide range of topics that pattern traditional and contemporary plant-human relations.