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Forgotten Legacy: Colorado's Lost Apples

All Dates and Times for Forgotten Legacy: Colorado's Lost Apples
Date Start Time End Time
Aug 20, 2019 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Aug 27, 2019 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sep 03, 2019 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sep 17, 2019 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sep 24, 2019 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Oct 01, 2019 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

Apple trees are a largely ignored part of Colorado’s agricultural heritage. Of the more than 7,500 different apple types worldwide, the Unites States is estimated to have 2,500. In Colorado, approximately 400 different apple varieties are grown, but 25 percent are endangered, and 47 percent of heritage species are practically lost. In this workshop, our goal is to document some heritage apple varieties. Begin with a tour to find some historical apple trees in Boulder County. A specialist guides us and tells us more about the Boulder Apple Tree Project. After locating your specimen, learn how to scale and draw entire trees from a distance outdoors, including the canopy, branches and trunks. Back in the classroom, create a composition including the silhouette as well as detailed views of leaves, bark and twigs together with a careful study of the apple. Line drawings in cross section complete a comprehensive guide to identification and documentation. Work in graphite and the color medium of your choice to carefully depict form and texture. Your finished portrait will be a record of the Front Range apple revival.


Prerequisites: Botanical Illustration in Watercolor I, gouache suggested, Botany for the Botanical Illustrator.

Fee: $310 member, $370 non-member.


Date(s):Tue, Aug. 20 (field trip to Boulder), Aug, 27, Sep. 3, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 1-4 p.m.


Instructor: Randy Raak


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