Botanical Illustration

Saturday, May 4, 2019
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5

For Ages 18+

Explore the lush and varied world of botanical illustration throughout history. Participants will observe and identify plants seen in the Crocker’s permanent collection, gain an understanding of the differences between artistic renderings of plants and botanical illustration, learn how to draw with precision and detail using watercolor and Prismacolor pencils, create a field sketch, and take away a small sketchbook and primsacolor pencils.

$135 members • $160 nonmembers
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About the Instructor:

Ellie Yun -Hui Tu earned a Bachelor Degree in Advertisement from Taiwan and later finished Product Design study in Paris, France. She has been working as a product designer for more than a decade; one of her candle holder designs won the iF Design Award in 2008. She currently works as a product designer, illustrator, and translator in Ventura, California. Her most recent work is a series of pen & ink native plant illustrations for Channel Islands National Park guide books. In 2016, her watercolor painting 'Dudleya greenei' will represent Channel Islands National Park in 'Flora of National Parks' exhibit at U.S Botanic Garden in Washington. D.C.


Register by clicking the REGISTER button above or visit the Museum Admission Desk.

No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise. Students are welcome to bring their personal supplies; however there is no discount for doing so. Oil paints are not allowed in studio classrooms.

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