Botanical Illustration

Via Zoom; For ages 18+

Saturday, September 19, 2020
10-11:30 AM

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Celebrate (and document) one of the best parts of California: the great outdoors! Using works from the Crocker’s permanent collection, learn the differences between artistic renderings of plants and botanical illustration. Afterwards, practice drawing with precision and detail using color pencils. All participants will use colored pencils to produce small drawings in a small sketchbook. Registration closes September 17 at midnight.

Instructor Ellie Yun-Hui Tu grew up in Taiwan and later studied in Paris, France. She holds a Botanical Art Certificate from Filoli Gardens in Woodland, California and currently works as a botanical illustrator, educator, 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. Her paintings have been shown in California Islands Symposiums, Flora of National Parks exhibit at U.S Botanic Garden in Washington. D.C., Huntington Library, among the others.

Supplies-to-Go Bag

Running low on supplies or just want to avoid going to the store? Purchase a Supplies-to-Go Bag — conveniently packed and quarantined for at least 72 hours and ready for curbside pick-up at a designated time — when registering. Limit one per participant.

Want to order your own supplies? Purchase a 5 X 7 sketchbook for mixed media and the following Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils: FC 120 Ultramarine, FC 121 Pale Geranium Lake, FC 125 Middle Purple Pink, FC 153 Cobalt Turquoise, FC 165 Juniper Green, FC 205 Cadmium Yellow Lemon, and FC 278 Chrome Oxide Green. Allow ample time for deliveries to ensure you are ready to go when class begins. Note: All participants will need access to Zoom.


$90 members
$115 nonmembers
$25 supply fee (optional)

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Images courtsey of the instructor.

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