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Botanical Sketching

Afternoon Studio Arts Workshop

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00WG
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$45 - Member
$55 - Non-Member

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  1. Supply List

By Lori VanKirk Schue

Learn a mindful-drawing approach to botanical sketching. This workshop emphasizes freedom to interpret botanicals with line sketching by observing the geometric and organic shapes of plants. Contour, color, texture, and contrast are discussed and practiced. Students also remain mindful of chroma, composition, and playing with cool and warm colors. They identify colors and use colored pencils to capture the essence and personality of the plants. This class is open to sketchers of all levels who would like to try a new way of portraying botanicals.

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

Other Information

  • The instructor is Lori VanKirk Schue.
  • One 3-hour session
  • 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.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.
This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.