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Native Berries and Pollinators

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Native Berries and Pollinators
Dorota Haber-Lehigh
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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Skill Level:
All Levels
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Create beautiful portraits of native berries and pollinators of the coastal habitat. Explore realistic drawing styles using colored pencils and other supporting media on both traditional white background and walnut ink-stained background paper (which mimics old manuscripts). We will draw plants from live specimens and use photo references for pollinators. We will begin with loose sketching from observation, explore various colored pencils techniques (embossing, layering and burnishing), experiment with creating textures and discuss how to approach a compelling composition. By the end of the workshop, students will mount one of their artworks on woodblock to be ready for gallery hanging.

By the end of the workshop students will mount one of their artwork on woodblock ready for gallery hanging.

About the Instructor(s)

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and forager. She holds a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in London. 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.

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 Sketchbook 9" X 12" with 111lb paper for detailed sketching and journaling)

• 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).

• Plant material

• Photo references of native pollinators

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 with walnut ink stain already prepared

• Walnut ink

• Sprayer bottles

• Prismacolor Premier color pencils class set

• Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils class set

• Brushes

• woodblock 6" X 6"

• Wire and hanging rings

• GAC 100 polymer

• Gel Medium

• Dorland wax

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