Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Botanical Artist Drawing Course with Angela Beaumont 15 - 16 November, Durban Botanic Gardens

Date: 15 and 16 November 2014
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens – Discovery Room
Time: 09h00 - 15h00 each day
Cost: R320 for BAASA members and R450 for non-members
RSVP: Anyone wishing to attend please contact Lynne Griffin on 0836305351.

Materials to bring:
  • drawing paper (rough working, not good quality)
  • pencils (HB, 2B, 3B, 4B)
  • ruler
  • eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • drawing compass and/or dividers
  • protractor (i.e. hemisphere with 180 degrees of angles)
  • hand lens or magnifying glass
  • florist's oasis to support plant material
  • any floral plant material for which participants would like help with interpreting the structure.

Topics to be covered:
  • drawing a flower cylinder from different angles (e.g. Agapanthus or lily flower)
  • how to draw a complex globe head of flowers - starting with a few flowered head
  • drawing buds- understanding how petals are folded in a bud
  • foreshortening
  • depending on availability, Angela can help with understanding weird situations like Euphorbia inflorescence, numbers of stamens and petals, how to draw Madagascan periwinkle (Catharanthus) flower with 5 petals, Lamiaceae (mint family) flowers, understanding Iris and Gladiolus flowers, flowers in the pea family (3 subfamilies covered).

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