Sunday, October 1, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Autumn Leaves in Colored Pencil

On Sunday, October 1 from 10 – 4 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, celebrate fall by drawing a single autumn leaf in all its glory. Instruction will cover a technique of drawing in layers using colored pencils and watercolor pencils to achieve rich color, correct values, and fine detail. Helen Byers’ demo and personalized instruction will include tips for all levels. To see examples of Helen’s work and slideshows from her courses, visit

Helen Byers is an artist, writer, editor, and educator with a background in literary and educational publishing. Her drawings and paintings have been exhibited in solo and group shows in the West and East and are held in various private collections. Her illustration credits include six children’s books and six literary book covers. Her teaching of art has included courses and workshops in botanical drawing and painting, watercolor painting, figure sketching, still-life drawing, and field sketching. $70 for Tower Hill members, $80 for nonmembers. Register online at—botanical-art-autumn-leaves-in-colored-pencil