Daily Archives: March 6, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Late Winter Mushrooms

Join mycologist Lawrence Millman on Saturday, March 16, from 1 – 3:30 at Garden in the Woods in Framingham to discover what fungi can be found in New England at the end of winter.  Learn about survival strategies of these species, then walk through the Garden in search of some of them.  The underside of a log is the equivalent of a nice cozy chair in front of the fire for many fungi.  Copies of the instructor’s new book, Fascinating Fungi of New England, will be available for purchase.  $21 NEWFS members, $25 nonmembers. Register at www.newfs.org.


Wednesday – Friday, March 20 – 22, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Botanical Illustration with Graphite Pencil: Fruits and Seeds

Draw the beauty of seeds, including pods, nuts, fruits and cones, and investigate the amazing variety of nature’s bounty. Discover the features and texture of these objects while building your drawing skills. This is a great Berkshire Botanical Garden class for beginners or more advanced students who get ‘stuck’ drawing. Learn to solve this problem and develop your drawing step by step, from sketch to finished nature drawing. There will be exercises in: training the eye through quick sketching; drawing plants in proportion; the essentials of perspective; and applying tonal values for visual depth. Whether your love is quick field sketching or rendering plant portraits, this inspiring class will give you confidence to draw and train you to look at nature more closely.

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. The classes take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 20, 21, and 22, from 10 – 4, and cost $260 for BBG members, $290 for nonmembers.  Sign up at www.berkshirebotanical.org.