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Forest Fragments

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Forest Fragments
Dorota Haber-Lehigh
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$190 plus $7 Materials Fee
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

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Workshop Overview

Observe the forest around the Sitka Center and learn how to depict natural elements in a realistic way using colored pencils and other supporting media. We will draw from observation: plants, trees, fungi, lichen and flowers that live in coastal habitat.

We will begin with sketching from observation, practice textures, learn blending and layering techniques, experiment with embossing and underpainting and discuss how to approach a composition. We will explore walnut ink stained surface as well.

By the end of the workshop students will complete an evocative and dynamic composition of forest fragments.

About the Instructor(s)

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and a forager. She loves gardening, hiking, field sketching, mushroom hunting and botanical drawing. Her passion is drawing native plants and discovering their edibility, medicinal use and ecological connection. She is drawn into the sculptural and architectural wonder of plants as well as the ephemeral beauty of plants throughout all seasons. She authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest” and “Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest”. She enjoys teaching ESL and Art of Ethnobotany at Seaside High School and Botanical Drawing at various community centers.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Kneaded eraser

• Pencil sharpener

• Graphite pencil (H or F)

• Sketchbook if you already have one (any size)

• Drawing board or a piece of smooth plywood (app. 12\" by 16\")

• Towel (to roll up and elevate your drawing board)

• Optional: Artist quality colored pencil set you already have (recommended: Faber Castell Polychromos, Prismacolor, Pablo by Caran d'Ache- set of 24)

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Sketch paper

• Tracing paper

• 2 sheets of Stonehenge Aqua Hot press watercolor paper

• 2 sheets of Walnut Ink stained watercolor paper (prepared by Dorota)

• Prismacolor colored pencil class set

• Faber-Castell colored pencil class set

• Albert Durer Watercolor Pencil class set

• Watercolor brushes

• Embossing tools

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