Wednesday, August 14 – Friday, August 16, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Botanical Illustration: Drawing Fruits and Flowers with Colored Pencil

This Berkshire Botanical Garden intensive workshop will focus on colored-pencil techniques for botanical illustration. Learn ways to create textured backgrounds and colors smooth as glass or rough as sandpaper. This versatile medium can be used to mimic an oil painting, pastel or watercolor. 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. Click here for Materials List.

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 summer workshop in the Berkshires for 2013.

This is a 3-day class: August 14, 15 and 16, 10 – 4 at Berkshire Botanical Garden. BBG member price $260, nonmembers $290.  Bring a bag lunch. Register on line at, or call 413-298-3926.