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Forest Fragments

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Forest Fragments
Dorota Haber-Lehigh
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$200 plus $7 Materials Fee
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Create beautiful portraits of various woodland collections of the coastal habitat: flowers, leaves, seed pods, cones, branches, bark or fungi. Explore a realistic style using colored pencils and other supporting media. We will use traditional white background and walnut ink stained background (which mimics old manuscripts).

We will begin with loose sketching from observation, explore various colored pencils techniques (embossing, underpainting, layering), experiment with creating textures, and discuss how to approach a composition.

By the end of the workshop students will complete one or more dynamic and evocative portraits of forest fragments.

About the Instructor(s)

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and 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


• Sketchbook - Bring one you already have or purchase Strathmore 400 drawing pad, size of your choice

(I use Strathmore 400 series Drawing for rough sketching 9\" x 12\" and Moleskine Art Journal 9\"x12\" )

• Kneaded eraser

• Pencil Sharpener (I recommend Alvin brass bullet)

• Graphite H or F


• Artist Quality Colored Pencils: a set of 24 of Prismacolors or Faber Castell

Polychromos. (You may contact the instructor for a list of recommended colored

pencils, but it is not necessary)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)


• Tracing paper

• Stonehenge 140 lbs watercolor paper- 2 sheets

• Fluid watercolor 140 lbs paper - 2 smaller sheets for walnut ink staining

• 1 smaller sheet of walnut stained ink already prepared

• Walnut ink

• Sprayer bottles

• Prismacolor Premier color pencils class set

• Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils class set

• Brushes

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