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Nature Illustration: Create An Accordion Book (9-14)

August 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Monday-Wednesday, August 19-21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Learn the art of visual storytelling by creating an accordion book from drawings made throughout our gardens and woodlands. Students ages 9-13 will join Joy Grannis, botanical illustrator, as she teaches students how to create a composition from what they observe, calling out details as they make sketches and notes to add to their final piece. Students will also learn how to translate the colors they see in nature to their artwork and how to use collage to enhance their artistic book. Mediums such as graphite, colored pencils, acrylic markers, watercolor pencils, and pen will be used. All materials provided. 

Scholarships are available for families with a financial need. To request an application, please email Erika Huber at ehuber@mainegardens.org.


Educator Bio:

Joy Grannis is a freelance botanical illustrator, artist, and designer from Portland, Maine. Grannis earned her BA in environmental planning and policy from the University of Southern Maine and later earned a graduate certificate in scientific illustration from California State University at Monterey Bay. Grannis combines her expertise to illustrate the natural world in support of education and environmental conservation. Grannis primarily works in watercolor and digital media, creating pieces for botanical gardens, environmental organizations, interior designers, and retail establishments.



August 19
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
$160 – $200
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Joy Grannis