Saturday and Sunday, January 15 & 16, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Botanical Illustration

Brighten up winter with a colored pencil illustration class at the Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, on Saturday and Sunday, January 15 and 16, from 10 – 4. Create a still life of flowers, fruits or vegetables on black paper. This colored pencil technique enables students to achieve a dramatic effect with a deep black background in contrast to the rich bright colors of flowers, fruits and vegetables, resulting in a pleasing still life that glows. Basic colored pencil techniques are taught the first day as well as how to mix colors for light and shade. Beginning students will work on a small study and advanced on to a larger rendering. Work from color photos or bring a variety of flowers, fruits and vegetables to draw.

Carol Ann Morely is a professional illustrator and dedicated teacher of botanical illustration working in Dover, N.H. She founded the Botanical Art Illustration Certificate Program at the New York Botanical Garden. She currently teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, and the Institute of Ecological Studies. BBG members $150, nonmembers $175. Call 413-298-3926, or email  Illustration from Decor Arts Now.