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The Art of Botanical Drawing -- Aurora Cultural Centre

The Art of Botanical Drawing -- Aurora Cultural Centre
Location:  Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St, Aurora

Red Gallery (Main Floor of Centre)

Date: Saturday April 21, 2018
Length: 1 day
Hours: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm with 1 hour for lunch

To register or for more information contact Leanne DiMonte, Education & Visitor Services Coordinator

(905) 713-1818

 Or Michael Spillane: 905-891-8422


DESCRIPTION                              Fuchsia in Graphite by Michael Spillane

This workshop is ideal for those wishing to learn a range of skills relating to drawing magnificent plants and flowers. Students will be given step-by-step instructions on how to establish realistic botanical drawings in graphite. The drawing process will be discussed in detail, along with exercises on gesture, contour drawing and blending techniques with graphite to produce three-dimensional form. The workshop is best suited to students with an interest in botanical art.

The Art of Botanical Drawing
  •     1 Arches Hot Pressed Watercolour Art Board (20 x 15 inches)

               or Cold Pressed #79 Illustration Board (20 x 15 inches)

  •    Spiral-bound sketchbook for class exercises
  •    Ring binder for handouts and notepaper
  •    Pencil sharpener
  •    H, 2H, 6H, F, B, 2B & 4B, 6B graphite pencils
  •    Magnifying glass
  •    Kneaded eraser and pencil eraser
  •    Mono Zero (Tombow) 2.3 mm round tip eraser 
  •   1 sheet of graphite transfer paper / low-tack masking tape
  •   Selection of blending stumps, tortillons and soft makeup brush


                                                                       Rose in Graphite by Michael Spillane  (copy of a Pierre-Joseph Redouté painting)

See below for supply list and flyer.

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