April 09 - June 11, 2019

Drawing & Painting: The Daily Botanical

April 09 - June 11, 2019 BBAC Campus • 1516 South Cranbrook Road BirminghamMI  48009 View Map Organized by BBAC
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April 09, 2019 - June 11, 2019
16:30 PM to 19:30 PM

BBAC Campus

1516 South Cranbrook Road BirminghamMI  48009
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Drawing & Painting: Botanical Art/The Daily Botanical
Instructor: Barbara Holmer

Botanical art is a blend of art and science and requires consistent
practice to improve skills in accurate drawing and painting. This class
will encourage students to maintain a botanical art journal and complete
drawing one feature of a plant at least weekly, if not daily! Graphite,
colored pencil, and/or watercolor will be used for contour drawing,
shading, and color matching. Several weeks will be focused on controlled
watercolor techniques for those students who choose to do their daily
practice with watercolor. At least one class will be spent drawing outdoors.
Plant specimens will be provided.
1121.33.01.19 Level 2 & Up
Tuesdays, April 9-June 11
12:30 pm-3:30 pm, 10 sessions
$261 Members, $301 Guests, $5 Materials Fee

Drawing: Botanical Art Studio
Instructor: Barbara Holmer


-kneaded eraser
-artist?s tape (not 3M) or white painter?s tape
-sighting stick or divider
-foam core board (approximately 11?x14?) or small drawing board -.5mm mechanical pencils with leads (2H, HB)
-small (1?) hake brush or other soft brush

- tracing paper
- Bienfang Graphics 360 Layout Paper (for preliminary drawing and layout)

- Stonehenge Drawing
- Stonehenge Aqua Hot Press
- Strathmore 400 or 500 Series Bristol / Vellum surface
- Hot Press watercolor paper
- your favorite good quality smooth drawing paper

- Staedtler hand held sharpener, 2 hole tub (Staples)
- Staples electric model #21835
- Panasonic KP-310 (only available on e-Bay)?
- Carl Angel 5
- any sharpener you have that gives a truly SHARP POINT

COLORED PENCILS: **NOTE** (NOT watercolor pencils)
Choose from these brands:

-Faber Castell Polychromos (this is the brand I use; it is available at Dick Blick
in individual colors
- Prismacolor Premier (NOT Verithin)
- Derwent Colorsoft

-Also need a Lyra Slender blender

* Watercolor supply list will be provided at the ?rst class

**please contact BBAC if you have any questions BEFORE purchasing supplies

Course Medium

Drawing and Painting


Studio 7 / Fiber at BBAC Campus


Barbara Holmer

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