August 5, 2013toAugust 9, 2013

          Rhus typhina by Dick Rauh


     Ulmus americana by Dick Rauh

Internationally renowned, award-winning botanical artist and New York Botanical Garden instructor Dick Rauh will present a unique, week-long drawing workshop through which you can develop the ability to study and capture the natural world by drawing the native trees, shrubs, ferns, and flowers of Maine. This program is the second in the annual NYBG Summer in Coastal Maine series.

Hours for this program are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. We’ll begin with classroom discussions of plant architecture, perspective, and composition, and then go outdoors to draw. Emphasis is on the eye-to-hand style of rendering, using technical pens and sketchbooks. You’ll apply observational skills and sketching techniques, including contour drawing, to the broader field of nature sketching to complete several drawings. Please dress for the outdoors. Lunch is included in tuition.

Where:    Bosarge Family Education Center
Price:       $495 members of CMBG or NYBG, $550 nonmembers (includes lunch each day)

Discounts are available to members of both New York Botanical Garden and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Register online or by calling NYBG at 718-817-8747.

“Tree Sketches,” an exhibit of Dick’s tree drawings, will be in the Education Center from August 1-28.

Dick Rauh earned a doctorate in plant sciences in 2001 from the City University of New York to better inform his illustration techniques.  He is the illustrator of Carol Levine’s classic Guide to Wildflowers in Winter, a work which piqued his interest in the dry fruits and other remnants of out-of-season natives, which he paints in enlarged versions to demonstrate their architecture. A collection of this work received a gold medal from the Royal Horticultural Society and a best-in-show award. He is a fellow of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society.