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Come along for a visual exploration of the organic, imperfect charm of plants and flowers. Using simple drawing media and working from live specimens, we will create visual studies on paper. Students will learn guided drawing techniques to develop an understanding of the shapes and forms that make up various plants and flowers and leave with an understanding of the basic principles that make a drawing beautiful and interesting and create a piece of their own botanical artwork.  Basic drawing skills are a plus, but all levels are encouraged and welcomed. Materials will be provided. Students may bring their own sketchbook or paper. Registration closes one week before start date.

 Cost: $150


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

May 26

June 16

4 TU 7:00-9:30pm Erin Ellis

BOTANICAL watercolor Online

Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing

Come along for a further exploration of the vibrant beauty of plants and flowers, in color! Using pan watercolors, you will practice color mixing and palette making, some light drawing, brush control and technique to explore this beautiful medium as a vehicle for translating plant and flower to paper. This is a beginner-painting course, building on the principles taught in Botanical Drawing. Materials will be provided but students are welcome to bring any materials that they already enjoy using.  Registration closes one week before start date.

 Cost: $180


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

July 28

August 18

4 TU 6:30-9:30pm Erin Ellis



What is the difference between handwriting, lettering, fonts, and calligraphy? Why use hand lettering instead of a font? In an increasingly digital world, a desire for the hand-drawn image is on the rise.

Working with the drawn letter, students will gain an understanding of letterform construction, proportion, rhythm, and the value of negative space through a series of exercises and assignments. We will explore a variety of styles, focusing on the expressive qualities of hand lettering with emphasis on preserving a human and handmade quality in clean, professional-looking, and fully custom lettering work. Contemporary and historic typographic resources will be explored for inspiration. Typeface (font) selection and simple digitization techniques will also be covered. 

Specific materials will be provided. Students may bring their own sketchbook and any favorite lettering tools.  

Registration closes one week before start date.

 Cost: $225


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

June 29

July 15

6 M, W 7:00-9:30pm Erin Ellis