Tuesday, August 16 – Thursday, August 18, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Botanical Illustration with Colored Pencil

This Berkshire Botanical Garden three day intensive workshop, from 10 – 4 on  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 16, 17 and 18 will focus on colored pencil techniques for botanical illustration. Learn ways to create textured backgrounds with the brilliant hues of colored pencils. This versatile color medium can create colors smooth as glass and rough as sandpaper and by changing technique mimic an oil painting, pastel or watercolor. Discover which colors glow together and others that harmonize in a composition. Explore a full range of techniques for creating both bold and subtle effects that will bring a botanical drawing alive. Participants should bring a pear and other fruits or flowers to include in their illustrations.  Bring a bag lunch and enjoy your meal in and around the garden.

Carol Ann Morley is an illustrator and dedicated teacher of botanical illustration working in Dover, NH. She founded the Botanical Art Illustration Certificate Program at the New York Botanical Garden and teaches illustration there and for other botanical gardens. This is Ms. Morley’s only workshop at the Berkshire Botanical Garden for 2011.  To register on line ($195 for BBG members, $225 for nonmembers) log on to www.berkshirebotanical.org, or call 413-298-3926.