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The Skin of Trees: Expressive Ink Textures in Bark on Mylar

All Dates and Times for The Skin of Trees: Expressive Ink Textures in Bark on Mylar
Date Start Time End Time
Aug 17, 2020 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Aug 24, 2020 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Aug 31, 2020 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sep 14, 2020 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sep 21, 2020 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

We often overlook bark, the structured and always important part of the plant, and only focus on leaves and flowers. You will discover the diversity of tree bark while stepping away from tradition to try new techniques and learn about this essential protective element of the tree. Trade your technical pen for a quill and brush and learn to express ink lines in a relaxed and painterly fashion. Begin with a look at how other artists have used ink expressively. Demonstration and practice with the new tools and colored inks prepares you to start your own drawing. Choose a botanical subject and experiment with techniques for successfully depicting line, form and texture. Make a mistake? No problem! You can erase ink from Mylar and try again. Complete a botanical study and enjoy a fresh, fun way to approach this time-honored medium.

Prerequisite: Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil II.

Fee: $265 member, $315 non-member.


Wed, May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 9 a.m. – noon

Instructor: Susan DiMarchi


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