June 3, 2013toJune 7, 2013

Tree logo 50x58Exceptional teacher and artist Katie Lee will be back at the Gardens by popular demand! Her week-long course from Monday through Friday, June 3-7, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Leaves: flat, curly, shiny, hairy, textured, pigment patterned. Green: are they really all the same green? These are just a few of the many challenges that occur when painting leaves. Flowers tend to become so much the focus of many botanical artists that the leaves tend to be somewhat ignored. During this workshop there will be no flowers in the room! Katie will review techniques for drawing well-observed and accurately rendered leaves. Capturing just the ‘right’ green and surface texture, be it shiny, matt or velvety can be intimidating; but through a series of simple exercises, students will find these mysteries less daunting. Everyone will be encouraged to keep a ‘leaf journal’ for future reference.

This class is ideal for everyone; beginner, more experienced artist and professional wishing to review technique. Lunch is included in tuition.

Katie Lee earned a Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden, where she has taught for the past 20 years. An award-winning botanical and wildlife artist, she has illustrated several books; and her work is featured in museum collections and exhibitions around the world.  Katie has recently joined the ranks of Mainers – she resides with her husband in an antique farmhouse in Nobleboro.  

Where:   Bosarge Family Education Center
Price:      $495 members, $550 nonmembers (includes lunch daily, registration required)

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