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Sepia allows for the creation of a detailed painting, focusing on structure and form, without the challenge of color matching. Students will continue to hone watercolor techniques and brush skills using sepia to develop form by observing and painting light and shadow while continuing to build experience in watercolor brush techniques such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and dry brush. The classes will also emphasize the observation of detail to create a monochrome work depicting the accurate size and structure of a dry specimen of the students’ choosing. Students will be supplied with a subject for the first class. For subsequent classes, they will be asked to bring subject matter (leaves, twigs, seed pods, etc.) for use in observing structural detail and developing finished paintings. This is an intermediate / advanced level class.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly encouraged 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.

Register Member $240

Register Non-Member $282

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - Thursday, November 17, 2022
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Event Details

GES: BI, 20, elective*

This class takes place over 4 Tuesdays and Thursdays:

  • November 8
  • November 10
  • November 15
  • November 17

*elective for all Botanical Illustration Certificate students (pre-requisite is Intermediate Watercolor).

About the Instructor

Patrice Hobbs retired after 40 years working as an electron microscopist at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science, with a focus on fish pathology and harmful algal bloom species. She has been a life-long artist, studying art in high school and as an undergrad at Virginia Tech while earning a B.S. in Biology. She has done scientific illustrations for the Virginia Sea Grant, The Beach Book: Science of the Shore written by her husband, Dr. Carl Hobbs, and illustrated multiple children’s historical fiction books written by Emilee Mason. An intense interest in the diversity in plant structure led to enrollment in the Botanical Illustration certificate of competence program at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, which she completed in November of 2021. She is currently a member of the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region and the American Society of Botanical Artists. She plans to focus her work on indigenous plants.