GardenNews.biz - Jan 05,2017 - TOWER HILL BOTANIC GARDEN - Winter Wonders: Twigs in Watercolor
Two-day workshop: Saturday, January 14 & Sunday, January 15, 10am-4pm
Instructor: Helen Byers
Winter is a perfect time to celebrate the muted hues and leafless forms of woody plants. Twigs-in their wonderful variety-make fascinating subjects for botanical studies. Join botanical artist Helen Byers to discover why. Instruction will cover the parts of a twig (maybe more than you knew!), tips on composition, and drybrush watercolor technique to convey details of bark and bud. Participants will be invited to bring and share specimens from which to work. Daily demos and individualized instruction. To see examples of Helen's work, go to helenbyers.com.
Helen Byers is an artist and educator who is active in botanical and natural science drawing and painting. Her professional background includes book illustration, art journalism, college-level teaching of art and literature, and a career in educational publishing.
Helen's botanical art recently received international recognition at the 19th International Exhibition of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Horticultural Society of New York (2016). Her work has been shown nationally as well as widely in the Greater Boston area. Her affiliations include the American Society of Botanical Artists, the New England Society of Botanical Artists, and Concord Center for the Visual Arts.
SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/14/2017 and ending 1/15/2017 at 10:00AM