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Form and Texture with Graphite
Part 1

This class delves deeply into using graphite to accurately depict simple botanical subjects using fruits and vegetables. The course begins with an in-depth understanding of how light affects different forms in perspective including: highlights, midtones and shadow areas, reflected highlights, and cast shadows. Using a formulaic scientific light source in conjunction with a 3-dimensional armature drawing, artists understand concave and convex shapes and how it applies to different surfaces. An armature drawing is beneficial in understanding the surface terrain of each subject. Students complete a 3 part series of drawings; line, armature, and full tonal graphite drawing.

Online class conducted via Zoom

Form and Texture with Graphite

Register Member $64

Register Non-Member $80

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - Tuesday, December 8, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Details

Form and Texture with GraphiteThis is a live online class via Zoom.

Class takes place over 2 Tuesdays

  • December 1
  • December 8

Botanical Illustration Certificate Student Pre-requisite: Introduction to Drawing



Meet the Instructor

Artist Mindy Lighthipe is passionate about getting out into the natural world and discovering the beauty in every rock, stream and forest. With this passion she carefully studies her subjects in their environment. She carefully and accurately draws her compositions often creating full detailed drawings in pencil before going onto color. She received her 210 hour certification in botanical illustration from the New York Botanical Garden and then went on to teach extensively in the program.

Form and Texture with Graphite