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Botanical Drawing


Join local art instructor Dana DuMont in this three-hour workshop perfect for relieving stress and anxiety during these uncertain times.  Use nature as your inspiration to design complex, imaginative images with repeated organic lines and shapes.  Working with graphite, watercolor and colored pencils, a calming session awaits you as you create small works suitable for framing.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are required for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. Non-vaccinated participants are also required to wear masks when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

This class is cancelled.  

Saturday, February 19, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Event Details

Dana DuMont Meditative Botanical Drawing

Drawing Pads, a round paint brush and a flat paint brush are included with registration.  Participants should plan to bring the following items:

• Pencils
• Eraser
• Drawing pens – some permanent – a variety colors including black
• Colored pencils
• Watercolor pencils (if you have them)
• Sketches/Image prompts

About the instructor

Dana DuMont works with varied media including digital images, collage, drawings, fibers, glass, and clay, and recently stepped back from full time teaching to expand her own studio practice. Elements of and connections to the natural world inspire her pieces and she regularly incorporates recycled, donated and found items into her works. She exhibits and sells her work regionally, her paint restoration of the RCA “Nipper” window is on view at The Smithsonian’s Museum of American History, and she continues her teaching, which like her artistic process, encourages creative risk-taking, perseverance, humor, reflection, and environmental stewardship. DuMont holds BFAs in Craft Materials and Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s of Humanities with a concentration in art history from the University of Richmond. An avid traveler, she considers her ongoing art journeying to be her continuing studies program. More of her work can be seen here and at Studio DuMont.