Spend a fun day, dissecting and studying the flowers of Spring. Learn the basic botany of the flower and create a beautiful study sheet or botanical plate documenting your explorations. Study sheets allow us to really understand our flowers and inform our paintings. We will work in graphite to create drawings of our dissections and learn various techniques in colored pencil for portraying these small but important parts in our flower paintings. Students may continue on and create a portrait of their flower or study more flowers.
-If you have any special circumstances or questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Full and up-to-date details available on registration page, use link below.
-We will be meeting at the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, GPS available upon registration
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in
- Refunds available for all classes 7 days in advance of the start date.
- Please follow the parking instructions for the facility used that day
- Please provide an email you check regularly for updates and reminders about your class
- Registration is required online prior to the event in order to maintain class sizes
- Sales end 48 hours before the start date.
- Waitlists are available if needed and go 10 participants deep
What to Bring:
Pad of drawing paper Strathmore 400 or Bristol Vellum, 9 x 12 (or larger)-good quality.
Kneaded eraser. Recommended -the Tombow Mono Round eraser for graphite drawing.
Graphite drawing pencils, H or HB and a small inexpensive clear ruler or a divider if you own one.
Hand held pencil sharpener and something for shavings
Faber-Castell (not student grade highly
Prismacolors (regular not the Verithins or student
205 Cadmium Yellow Lemon Lemon Yellow *
107 Cadmium Yellow Canary Yellow
121 Pale Geranium Lake Scarlet
125 Middle Purple Pink Magenta
110 Azure Blue Indigo Blue or True Blue
120 Ultramarine *Ultramarine Blue
115 Orange Orange
138 Violet Lilac
194 Purple Dahlia Purple and Black Cherry
168 Earth Green Yellowish
167 Perm. Green Olive Olive Green
278 Chrome Oxide Green Dark Green
157 Dark Indigo
103 Ivory or 101 White White
Nice to have:
142 Madder Tuscan Red or Crimson Lake or Pomegranate
133 Magenta Chartreuse
Grayed Lavender (good for white or yellow flowers)
Pastel shades- pink, lavender, light colors in
About the PRNSA Field Institute:
The PRNSA Field Institute offers hands-on environmental education classes throughout the year that foster enjoyment of Point Reyes National Seashore. Our classes are led by expert instructors, who take you out of your everyday life and into the natural world. We host a variety of classes about the arts and sciences and have something for everyone. You can reach the Field Institute at (415) 663-1200 x307 or by email at email@example.com.
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