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Learning Opportunities at the U. S. Botanic Garden

Art Workshop: Drawing and Painting Orchids

Date: July 20 to July 24, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $325 Members; $375. Non-members.  Pre-registration required.
To register, please visit the U.S. Botanic Garden Website.
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nstructor: Carol Beach

Spend a week in the botanical garden drawing and painting exotic orchids! Inspired by the United States Botanic Garden’s permanent collection, this art workshop will concentrate on a variety of orchids that can be found throughout the world. Working with watercolor and colored pencil, students will have the opportunity to illustrate orchids from both the planted gardens of the Conservatory and specimens provided from the collection at the Production Facility. The objectives of this class include learning how to observe and work from nature, and to render plants and flowers with accuracy. We will look at some botanical illustrations and paintings from the past to understand the painters’ approaches and techniques. During the last two sessions the instructor will guide students in matting and framing their artwork. Pre-registration required.

See more on the U. S. Botanic Garden website.