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Sitka Art Circle: Ethnobotanical Sketchbook, Salal and Western Hemlock

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Sitka Art Circle: Ethnobotanical Sketchbook, Salal and Western Hemlock
Instructor(s):
Dorota Haber-Lehigh
Date and Time:
7/24/2020
-
7/24/2020
10:00 - 2:00
Total Cost:
$
35
Minimum Age Level:
12+
Skill Level:
All Levels
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March 10, 2020
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Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Workshop Overview

Create a sketchbook page while learning about the ethnobotanical history of the Western Hemlock tree and Salal. Both plants have been utilized by Native People and can be found in many coastal habitats. This Sitka Art Circle workshop will include drawing from observation and short presentations on both species. Ethnobotany is the study of a region’s plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of local cultures and people.

Students will complete several entries into their sketchbook incorporating botanical drawings and ethnobotanical notes. We will explore simple sketching exercises using pencil, pen and ink and colored pencils, and learn how to creatively design interesting and playful compositions by adding other creative elements to our sketchbooks such as text, observations and reflections.

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

OPTIONAL:

• Favorite sketchbook - I use Strathmore 400 series Drawing for rough sketching 5" X 8" or 9" X 12" and Moleskine Art Sketchbook 9" X 12" with 111lb paper for detailed sketching and journaling.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

For students to keep:

• Sketch and drawing paper

• Kneaded eraser

• Graphite pencil

• Pigma Micron Pen

Class materials to share:

• Artist quality colored

• pencils

• Stencils

• 9" X 12" drawing boards

• Photographic reference

• Field guide books

Class materials to share:

• Artist quality colored pencils

• Stencils

• 9" by 12" drawing boards

• Photographic reference

• Field guide books

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