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Botanical Illustration: Succulents and Cacti in Graphite

3-Session Evening Studio Arts Course

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 8:30 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00XE
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$95 - Member
$115 - Non-Member
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By Natalia Wilkins-Tyler

Use traditional botanical illustration techniques while drawing a succulent or cactus from a photo. Through careful observation—and addressing perspective challenges—learn how to create a realistic line drawing working with graphite. This becomes the basis for a final illustration using techniques such as continuous tone, parallel line, and scumble to build 3D shading and texture. Previous drawing experience is required for this class.

This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Natalia Wilkins-Tyler.
  • 3 sessions, 2 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Patron Information

  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
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This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.