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Art of Insects: Beetlemania in Black & White

August 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Meet the Beetles! (No, not those Beatles, but these are just as compelling—we promise.) With over 400,000 different types, explore the largest group of insects on the planet through form and shading, creating a beetle line drawing prepared for color. Coleoptera models, photos, and online resources will be a source of endless creativity and inspiration.

Through an artistic lens, explore the fascinating world of insects and their vital role in pollination. In these drawing and painting workshops, students will learn the anatomy of insects like beetles, butterflies, and dragonflies by using a small variety of insect models, photos, and online resources. Lectures and demonstrations will allow students to draw and paint insects in flight, capture iridescence, and more. Get a special rate when you sign up for all five days here.



August 21, 2023
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
$110 – $125
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Mindy Lighthipe