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The Maine Forage: Woodlands in Color, Day 4

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Maine Forage Drawing Day 4

Thursday, September 26

From woodland creatures to forest floor treasures of Maine, students will study specimens and photographs and render them in the color medium of their choice. Starting with graphite drawings and learning to transfer to full-color illustrations, we’ll explore the fur textures of the red squirrel, mushrooms in leaf litter, twigs, acorns, and more! 

All experience levels are welcome. Suitable for teens 14+.



Returning students should bring their preferred materials with them.

Beginners can find the full list of supplies here.

It is not necessary to have everything on the list. You may choose your medium.


Artist Biography:

Mindy Lighthipe

Artist Mindy Lighthipe is passionate about getting out into the natural world and discovering beauty in every rock, stream, and forest. With this passion, she carefully studies her subjects in their environment.

Mindy uses a variety of techniques and media to create her bold imagery. She paints in watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, and pan pastels. It is not uncommon for her to break traditional and classic rules by combining techniques to create her unique and breathtaking style.

Mindy graduated magna cum laude from Kean University with a BFA in studio arts and an MA in art education. She received her 210-hour certification in botanical illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens. After graduating, she went on to teach more than twenty different 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. To learn more, visit www.mindylighthipe.com.



September 26
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
$100 – $145
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Mindy Lighthipe