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Form and Texture in Graphite 2 (Ages 14+)

April 21, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Thursdays, April 21 and 28, May 5 and 12

Building on skills learned in Part I, artists will render complex textures and multi-colored surfaces through armature drawing and tonal values. Working with more complex natural objects, each week will include a different subject, from pineapples to pinecones, leaves to peppers and root systems. Learn how different colors translate into grayscale while maintaining subject form and perspective, explore tonal quality and textural differences, illustrate concave and convex shapes, portray shimmer and sheen, and document subjects as they begin to decay.

Pre-requisite: Suggested as a continuation of Form and Texture with Graphite Part 1. Note: still-life subjects may change due to availability. Notification of subject will be emailed to students one week before each class.

Mindy Lighthipe is passionate about getting out into the natural world and discovering its beauty. Using a variety of techniques and media, Mindy employs watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, and pan pastels to create her bold imagery. Mindy graduated magna cum laude from Kean University with a BFA in studio arts and an MA in art education. She received her certification in botanical illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens. After graduating, she went on to teach more than twenty classes in their botanical art program and developed a 250-hour certificate in natural science illustration.

Mindy has been exhibiting her art since 1998 in juried and solo exhibitions. In 2009, she received a Silver Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in London. In 2010, she had a solo exhibition at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Mindy currently teaches scientific illustration at the University of Florida.



April 21, 2022
9:30 am - 11:30 am
$120 – $135
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