Pen and Ink
At a basic level, drawing is merely making marks on paper. This class builds on previous knowledge gained from intermediate graphite drawing for botanical illustration. Learn how to render form and value through the simplicity of a mere black line. Focus is given to exercises that promote thinking three-dimensionally (e.g. contour drawing), creative process and using simple techniques such as hatching and stippling (to name a few) —are all rendered with various drawing pens. Understand the difference between a fineliner, a technical pen, a brush pen, and rapidograph, plus, discover the limitations and benefits of each. Learning how to test and evaluate drawing pens in order to serve your creative goals is explored as well. By the end of class you’ll be able to make educated decisions as to which drawing pen is best for you in bringing your creative goals to fruition. This class works with botanical subjects appropriate to the season. Artistic expression, botanical accuracy, and experimentation are encouraged. Note: This class does NOT use dip pens or crow quill pens; these materials are explored in the pen and ink class dedicated to dip pens.
Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly recommended for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.
All programs subject to change.