Fine details and bold composition will move your colored pencil workto a new level! Colored pencil impresario Ann Swan begins withexpert instruction and demonstrations on the ne points o botanicalillustration. Veins, hairs, stamens, tendrils, thorns, water droplets andmore come into ocus as you rene techniques to portray the nedetails that can take your illustrations rom satisactory to stunning.Ann’s relaxed style and individual guidance will help you master newskills. Move on to composition and learn about traditional and con-temporary botanical styles. See how Ann interprets elements o ar-rangement to push the boundaries in her work. Bring it all together tocompose a botanical piece that will showcase all you’ve learned.
$308 member, $371 non-member.
Pencil I,Color Layering or Colored Pencil, Colored Pencil I
Mon. – Fri., March 22 - 26, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (25 hr)
Ann Swan, U.K.Ann Swan is one o the U.K.’s leading contemporary botanicalartists working in colored pencil. Her work has been shownat the Hunt Institute or Botanical Documentation and at theSmithsonian with the Shirley Sherwood Collection, which hasrecently toured the world. She has been awarded our RoyalHorticultural Society Gold Medals and has recently been ap-pointed to the Royal Horticultural Society’s Picture Committee.Her work now eatures on six new ranges o china producedby Jersey Pottery in the U.K. She is an accomplished teacher
Ann Swan: Working In and Out of the Box!
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and teaches around the world, most recently in New Zealand,Italy and Spain, and or the Royal Horticultural Society at theirlagship gardens at Wisley. Her current project is a serieso Heirloom Bulbs or the Southern Bulb Company in Texas.Ann has just completed a book about her Colored Pencil tech-niques: ‘Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils’ to be pub-lished both in the U.K. and USA in April 2010.
Succulent! Capturing Cacti in Colored Pencil
El Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden,San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico
The beautiul setting and astounding collection o cacti and succu-lents at El Charco de Ingenio in San Miguel de Allende are youroutdoor classroom. Learn rom a garden expert about the botanicalattributes that make succulents unique in the plant world. Draw andobserve cacti and succulents in the gardens using a variety o tech-niques to record size, orm, color and details. Back in the domedclassroom, hone your skills with lessons that target techniques toportray needles, spines and ridges, as well as the smooth fesh osucculents. Practice your color layering skills to achieve the rangeo greens and undertones oten seen in these plants. Design anddevelop your eld drawings and color studies into a complete por-trait o an individual cactus. Experiment with new techniques andmaterials, and learn rom demonstrations and individual guidanceas you create a botanical plate with international fair.
$246 member, $296 non-member (transportation, log-ging and ood not included. For more detailed inormation,contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pencil I,Color Layering or Colored Pencil, Color Pencil I
Mon. – Fri., March 8 - 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (20 hr)