Tuesday, March 22 – Thursday, March 24, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm – A Year in the Life of a Tree

Join botanical illustrator Wendy Hollender for this intensive workshop that follows a tree through all its stages over the course of a year. The 3 days in March will jump start your tree study and give you the tools to work independently over the growing season. While there are different stages in different trees, Wendy will survey identifying markers – even those which require microscopic observation. After choosing your favorite tree to follow, you will create a sketchbook illustrating characteristics found on woody plants during the four seasons as preparation for a finished botanical painting in your specialty medium – watercolor, oil, colored pencil, or graphite. Between seminar sessions, Wendy will be available via distance learning to advise you on the development of your tree study and paintings. Prior drawing and painting or colored pencil experience required. The class, at the Wellesley College Botanic Garden, will take place Tuesday, March 22 – Thursday, March 24 (with an all important snow date of Friday, March 25), from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Wellesley College Friends of Horticulture fee is $525, non-members $650. Register at www.wellesley.edu/WCFH.  Illustration from www.ediblegeography.com.