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Focus on Plant Forms
Graphite with Mindy Lighthipe

In this four week class learn to break down the basic components of the plant world one step at a time. Each week a new aspect of plant anatomy unfolds through precise demonstrations and printable handouts. The class is in graphite pencil. Topics include leaf anatomy and taxonomy, convex and concave shapes, measuring and dissection, atmospheric perspective, scientific lighting, complex branching systems, fibonacci and spiral patterns, root systems, nature journaling and accurate note taking and creating a full composition of a composite flower.

Online class conducted via Zoom

Register Member $120

Register Non-Member $144

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - Tuesday, August 3, 2021
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Event Details

Plant Forms Graphite with Mindy LighthipeThis is a live online class via Zoom.

Class takes place over 4 Tuesdays

  • July 6
  • July 13
  • July 27 (skips July 20)
  • August 3

GES: BI, 8, elective.  This class offers 8 hours of elective credit toward the Garden Education Series: Botanical Illustration Certificate.  Non-certificate students and students interested in exploring the certificate are welcome.

Download and print the materials lists: Graphite Supplies and Equipment

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.